Lyft-owned Citi bike is offering help to medical staff working hard to help patients affected by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease. The company will give a free month of service to first responders, food and medical personnel working to help coronavirus patients n New York City.
“Lyft is committed to increasing transportation access to those who need it most,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft. “As part of our LyftUp efforts nationwide, the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program will provide free 30-day Citi Bike memberships to New Yorkers on the frontlines against COVID-19. We are grateful to our partners in the de Blasio administration for ensuring bikeshare remains accessible, especially for those making essential trips during this unprecedented time.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his gratitude to Lyft for its help. “Our frontline workers are sacrificing so much to help and protect their fellow New Yorkers,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I want to thank Lyft for stepping up and helping us fight this pandemic by providing the employees on the front line with a safe, free ride to work.”