Lyft announced that it will extend its LyftUp Scooter Program that provides free scooter access for healthcare and critical workers. The LyftUp Scooter Program will be extended until the end of May, and it operates in six different cities, including Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Monica as well as Washington DC.
Healthcare and other essential workers can access the program through employer sign-ups, which gives access to a free ride lasting 30 minutes. Lyft also indicated that it will increase cleaning efforts, to ensure riders' safety.
Overall the scooter program is a good option for essential workers, as they have the ability to commute while remaining distanced from others. This makes scooters preferable to other alternatives like public transportation, which could put them in closer contact with others.
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