Lyft is Offering Free Scooter Rides to UCLA's Health Care Workers in Response to COVID-19

Through their new LyftUp Scooter Critical Workforce Program, Lyft Scooters will begin offering free rides to the University's health care workers serving the public and fighting the spread of COVID-19.

For the month of April, rides up to 30 minutes will be free to doctors, nurses, and other UCLA Health staff at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Lyft will work directly with UCLA Health to share enrollment information with their workforce. The Lyft team will be prioritizing scooter deployment near the medical centers to facilitate essential trips by health care workers.

UCLA Transportation's Dave Karwaski said, "We are grateful that our essential UCLA Health professionals will have another mobility option to get around as time is of the essence now more than ever."

In response to COVID-19, Lyft has been and is continuing to disinfect high contact surfaces on scooters (including handlebars, brake lever, bell, and throttle) each time they are recharged. High contact surfaces on vans used to transport scooters (including steering wheels, door handles, seat belts, and center console) are also disinfected at the start of each shift.

These no-cost scooter trips are part of LyftUp, the company's collective effort to provide transportation to those who need it most. Lyft is one of the University's preferred shared mobility device vendors that operate on campus.