Lyft is adding bike lanes to its app to encourage safer riding

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Bike lanes are coming to Lyft’s app. The ride-hailing company is adding protected bike lanes and bike friendly routes to its app to help customers feel more confident shifting to two-wheeled transportation.

Protected bike lanes will appear as a dark green line in the app, while less-protected by still bike friendly routes will appear as a dotted green line. The new feature starts rolling out on iOS tomorrow, and Android will follow soon. But they will be available only in markets where Lyft operates bike- and scooter-sharing services.

“We believe that providing clear information about bike lanes in our app will encourage more people to choose two-wheeled transportation for their trip,” Caroline Samponaro, Head of…

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