Lyft has launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides on the platform. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive than Uber’s Express Pool is that riders will never experience surge pricing, TechCrunch reports.
Shared Saver rides will require passengers to walk to a pick up location which will be a maximum of a few blocks away. Same thing goes for the drop off point. You likely will not get dropped off at your door. That’s similar to what Via does.
In the screenshot above for example, the Shared Saver ride is about $6.50 cheaper.
Lyft’s long-term plan entails encouraging more people to take shared rides. As of June 2018, 35% of Lyft riders were shared. They aim to increase that number to 50% by 2020.
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