Lyft helping commuters travel with discounted monthly subscription plan

Lyft has today announced its new monthly subscription plan to offer users easy access to the ride service as well as a nice price cut.

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This launch comes after Lyft challenged users in various cities to go without their cars for a month by footing the bill itself.

Lyft’s new subscription option is called the All-Access Plan and costs a flat $299, a 33% discount. For that price, users get 30 rides of up to $15 each for a 30-day period. Users can cancel the plan at any time.

Keep in mind that rides don’t roll over from month to month. However, Lyft does offer 5% off any additional rides in a 30-day period beyond the 30 rides.

Lyft estimates that the All-Access Plan can cut transportation costs for users up to 59% versus owning a car. With the new plan rolling out now, Lyft says all US users should see the option this week.

That’s why we’re announcing the launch of the All-Access Plan: a subscription where passengers pay upfront every 30 days to lock in a set price for their rides. Starting today, passengers can subscribe to the plan. It will be available to everyone in the US by the end of the week.

Notably, Lyft has beat Uber to the punch here, as it doesn’t offer a monthly subscription like this yet.

The press release also teases more innovation to come:

This is the first step toward delivering on our goal of making car ownership optional, and we’re constantly looking for more ways to provide passengers with the easiest, most convenient options possible.

Lyft previously announced that it will be offering free rides to the polls for voting next month. Read more details on that here.

Lyft is a free download from the App Store.

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