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Lyft Fun Facts

We all know Lyft as Uber’s number 1 competitor in the US and may have used it’s services at some point, but how well do you think you know the them?

Following we take a look at some fun facts you may or may not know about the company.

The company was launched in 2012 as part of Zimride, which was created by Lyft’s cofounders John Zimmer and Logan Green in 2007. Zimride was created as a way to deal with city-to-city and longer duration trips whereas Lyft was designed to deal with in-city transportation. 


The company has 23 million active users.


More than 1 billion rides have been completed.


It is estimated that Lyft has 1.4 million drivers.


On average Lyft drivers earn $364-377/month.


Lyft is available in 350 US cities, and Toronto in Canada.


The busiest Lyft driver in terms of rides has completed 31,000 journeys.


Lyft provides over 1 million rides daily.


Lyft completed 5,000 rides using driverless cars in 2018.


Lyft has a valuation of $24 billion.


Lyft claims 31% of the ride-hailing market in the US.