Denver Female Lyft Riders Can Now Request Female Drivers

By Melissa Moore on November 7, 2023
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: A Lyft sign is seen in the pick-up area at JFK Airport on April 28, 2023 in New York City. Lyft, the ride-hailing app, confirmed that it will be laying off 1,072 employees, which equals to roughly 26% of its corporate workforce. The layoffs were announced last week but no official number was confirmed. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Women know, it is sometimes scary getting into a rideshare with a male driver.  I’ve done it and yes, for the most part I haven’t had any issues.  I also know that I am 100% more comfortable when I get into a rideshare alone and it’s a female driver.  

Lyft is now offering female and non-binary riders the option to request a female or non-binary driver.  The new feature is called Women + Connect and it allows women and non-binary riders to turn on a feature to match with female and non-binary drivers.

The issue may end up being the number of female drivers available.  According to Lyft, women make up almost half of riders, while only 23% of drivers.

The new Women + Connect is receiving praise and support from the Human Rights Campaign, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) and the National Sheriffs’ Association Traffic Safety Committee.

If you’re a woman or non-binary, would you feel more comfortable having this feature with Lyft?


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