Stay Informed: Lyft Makes it Easier for Wheelchair Users to Catch a Ride

Source: Erik Bascome,

Lyft Is making it easier for New Yorkers to book accessible rides.

Announced around a month ago from an article at, "...New York users can now book and schedule Access (wheelchair-accessible) rides directly through the Lyft app."

To book an Access ride (NOT to be confused with the MTA's "Access-A-Ride" service), New Yorkers can simply insert their destination, click “More,” and then choose Access to book or schedule a wheelchair-accessible ride.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the process:

  • Open the Lyft app and enter your destination.
  • Scroll to ‘More,’ choose Access, then tap Schedule in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  • Enter your pickup location and tap Confirm pickup.
  • Choose the date and time for your ride, then tap Set pick up time. You can schedule rides up to 7 days in advance.
  • Review the price and time of your ride, then tap Schedule -- and you’re all set.

Note: you will need to pay a full cab fare even if you book an Access ride from the Lyft app.

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