Centennial’s Lyft pilot cost about twice as much as Call-n-Rides, got fewer rides

(Courtesy of Lyft)
(Courtesy of Lyft)

Last August, Centennial started offering free Lyft rides to get more people to the Dry Creek light rail station. The idea was that by operating alongside those boring old Call-n-Rides, the city could reach three times as many people for the same cost.

But instead of tripling ridership, the pilot actually had roughly one-fifth of the Call-n-Ride 2016 weekday average. Oh, and each ride cost more than twice as much. 



Denver Meet in the Street participants will be dodging the MallRide this summer

This summer’s Meet in the Street events will have to share space with the 16th Street MallRide on most Saturdays.

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The 16th Street Mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This summer’s Meet in the Street events will have to share space with the 16th Street MallRide on most Saturdays.

Last year, the series doubled in size and rerouted the entire MallRide to make room for pedestrians. This year, the event will be shorter — eight Saturdays compared to five full weekends — and the MallRide will be partially rerouted on only three Saturdays. The free shuttle will run its regular route during the event on the other Saturdays.