Lyft is partnering with local organizations for a $1 million initiative to help make transportation more accessible to underserved communities in Oakland.
“We are proud to seize that opportunity starting in Oakland,” Lyft said in a blog post. “By working together to ensure everyone can share in reliable, safe and affordable transportation, we can make our cities even better places to live.”
Lyft is teaming up with TransForm, East Oakland Collective, and The Scraper Bike Team to offer mobilization through bikes, scooters and car rides.
The company announced on its blog that TransForm, an organization working to increase sustainable transportation choices in California cities, would play a huge role in identifying future parklets and bike share stations and launching pilot programs for underserved neighborhoods.
According to TechCrunch, Lyft is using $700,000 of its own money and its helping TransForm raise an additional $300,000 for Oakland.