2018 Economic Impact Report

National

National

A better ride. Nationwide.

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of US passengers think Lyft rides are safe.

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of Lyft rides are rated
 five stars.

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of passengers choose 
Lyft Line.

The Lyft Community

23 million passengers

1.4 million drivers

50 US states, 
and Toronto

300+ airports

Keeping it local.

Passengers are exploring their cities, spending more at local businesses, and staying out longer with a reliable ride home.

What Passengers Are Up To

45%

spend more at 
local businesses.

66%

are spending 
more at bars or restaurants.

42%

are spending more at entertainment venues.

35%

are spending more at grocery or retail shops.

54%

now explore more 
areas of their city.

72%

go out more 
or stay out longer.

A Ride For Every Reason

71%

use Lyft to reach entertainment venues.

49%

use Lyft 
to get to the airport.

42%

use Lyft 
to commute to work.

31%

use Lyft 
to get around when public transit does not operate.

Attitude Adjustments

50%

use their car less 
because of Lyft.

21%

use public transit more 
now that they can 
connect to it with Lyft.

25%

say owning a personal vehicle is less important to them now.

83%

would request a ride in a self-driving vehicle when the service is available.

Lyft passengers spent an additional 
$2 billion in local businesses 
across the country.

Driver Impact

Behind the wheel.

Lyft drivers are pillars of their communities. They’re florists, firefighters, artists, students, parents, and everything in between. The majority drive in their free time to supplement 
their income.

Driving Diversity

56%

identify 
with a minority group.

29%

are female.

23%

are
 over age 50.

10%

are veterans 
of the armed forces.

What They’re Driving Toward

92%

are employed, seeking employment, 
full-time students, or retired.

50%

of Lyft driver earnings help cover food, housing, medical care, and other primary expenses.

71%

are the 
primary earners of their household.

65%

financially 
support family members.

91%

of drivers who support family would have difficulty without Lyft earnings.

18%

own their 
own business.

Flexible Freedom

93%

drive fewer than 20 hours per week.

96%

say 
a flexible schedule is very 
or extremely important.

99%

schedule driving around jobs, classes, childcare, and other activities.

56%

routinely 
care for loved ones like children, elders, and adults with disabilities.

5-star Connections

89%

have given 
a ride to a neighbor.

72%

have connected with a new 
friend or business opportunity from a ride.

Lyft drivers earned $240 million in tips
 for giving 5-Star rides.

Everybody, Everywhere

A ride for everyone.

Never missing a doctor’s appointment. Getting back on the job market. Regaining travel independence. Whatever the motivation, Lyft is committed to making transit inclusive 
and accessible for all communities.

Senior Community

12%

of passengers are over the age of 50.

30%

do not own a personal vehicle.

18%

are living with a disability.

Rides to Medical Care

30%

faster thanks to our partnerships with senior organizations.

32%

less expensive 
than traditional 
non-emergency vehicles.

Disabled Community

7%

of passengers are living 
with a disability.

75%

say Lyft has increased
 their mobility.

Low-income Community

40%

earn less than $50K.

29%

of rides start in low-income areas.

Veterans

10%

of drivers have served 
in the armed forces.

26%

of drivers have a family member who has served 
or is currently serving 
our country.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers got rid of a household vehicle thanks to the availability of ridesharing.

Small Change,
Big Difference

Giving back.

The biggest changes start small. By tapping ‘Round Up & Donate,’ 
Lyft passengers have raised $3 million for 13 causes, from supplying meals 
to helping provide hurricane relief. And that’s just the beginning.

Together with our drivers and passengers, Lyft is making a positive mark on communities across the nation.

Increased Local Spending

$2 billion generated

Lyft passengers were extra generous, spending an additional $2 billion in their communities.

More Driver Earnings

$3.6 billion earned

Lyft driver earnings doubled in 2017. And that doesn’t even include tips.

Better Mobility

375 million rides

Lyft passengers saved 92 million travel hours compared to other transportation. That’s a time savings of $3.2 billion.

Every year, we assess our impact so that we can continue to drive toward a greener future.

We surveyed 30,000 passengers and 37,000 drivers in 52 major cities.

Together with our drivers and passengers,
Lyft is making a positive mark on communities
across the nation.

Increased Local Spending

$2 billion generated

Lyft passengers were extra generous, spending an additional $2 billion in their communities.

More Driver Earnings

$3.6 billion earned

Lyft driver earnings doubled in 2017. And that doesn’t even include tips.

Better Mobility

375 million rides

Lyft passengers saved 92 million travel hours compared to other transportation. That’s a time savings of $3.2 billion.

 

Down Arrow

Every year, we assess our impact
so that we can continue to drive
toward a greener future.

We surveyed 30,000 passengers and 37,000 drivers in 52 major cities.

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