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Hey Austin! Meet Ditch Day.

A new report found Austin drivers spend more time sitting in traffic than any other city in Texas, more than 100 hours per year! March 8 is shaping up to be a doozy for Austin drivers — with an influx of visitors, big events around town, and already-existing traffic.

That’s why Lyft’s  joining forces with Capital Metro, Movability, and Downtown Austin Alliance to celebrate Ditch Day with discounted Lyft Shared rides on March 8.

Through driving alternatives, Lyft hopes to help drivers with traffic headaches, ease carbon footprints, and empower folks like you to make the most of their commutes. In the end, we want to help reduce congestion in Austin by addressing one of the biggest issues in our growing city.

“Austinites don’t have to wait for new infrastructure to begin addressing transportation issues in our city,” says Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel, Executive Director of Movability. “Ditch Day encourages Austinites to rethink transportation habits, enabling us to choose options that save money, increase productivity, and reduce stress while on the road.”

On March 8, reclaim your commute and:

  • Take meetings and knock out to-do’s from the backseat

  • Enjoy less stress from driving in heavy traffic

  • Forget about parking headaches

  • Reduce your vehicle’s carbon emissions. Lyft operates as carbon neutral.

Get Lyft Credit and a Free Capital Metro Pass

Enter DITCHDAY in the ‘Promos’ section of your Lyft app for 25% off of two Lyft Shared rides on March 8. Or, click here:


You can also get your Free Capital Metro day pass here ›

And if you post on social media with hashtag #DitchDayAtx, you could win $100 in Lyft credit. Happy ditching, Austin!

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Published on Mar 1, 2019

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