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

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 dark green lines in the app, while less-protected but still bike-friendly routes will appear as dotted green lines. The new feature will start rolling out on iOS today, and Android will follow soon. But they will be available only in markets where Lyft operates bike- and scooter-sharing services…

In July 2018, Lyft announced that it was buying Motivate, the largest bike-share operator in the US, which includes Citi Bike in New York City and Bay Wheels (formerly Ford Go Bikes) in San Francisco. At the time, it was seen as a major move by the ride-hailing company to expand beyond cars.