Denver Female Lyft Riders Can Now Request Female Drivers
By Melissa Moore on November 7, 2023
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?