Lyft to launch cheap, flat-rate rides to some grocery stores in Toronto

Apr 26 2019, 1:01 pm

After a successful pilot in Washington, DC and a recent expansion to Atlanta, GA, Lyft’s Grocery Access Program will be expanding to Toronto this year.

The new program, which provides local families with $2.50 Lyft Shared rides to grocery stores in their area, is a part of Lyft’s City Works initiative. Ultimately, the ride-share program aims to maximize positive impact across North America through partnerships with its community of drivers, riders, local activists and city leaders.

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“Everyone should have access to fresh and healthy foods, and we recognize that grocery shopping comes with many challenges in some neighbourhoods,” said Aaron Zifkin, Managing Director of Lyft Canada in a press release.

“Lyft is committed to working towards a future where Toronto residents can fully overcome the barrier of travelling to food retailers for healthy food options.”

The DC pilot has provided thousands of rides and served hundreds of families so far. The list below outlines the additional cities that the program is expanding to, including Toronto and Ottawa.

Participating cities:

  • Atlantic City
  • Baltimore
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Detroit
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Ottawa
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Richmond
  • Toronto

More details regarding the date of the program’s Toronto expansion are coming soon.

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