Lyft redesigns app to put all mobility options ‘front and center’

Lyft announced it would make all mobility options “front and center” in a sweeping update to its app. Users will now be able to see available bikes, scooters, public transit, car rentals, shared rides and more on the home screen, and compare trip speed and cost on those different options.

The company said the latest update to its app is part of a vision where riders “subscribe to a transportation service just like you subscribe to your cell phone plan or your content streaming plan.” Lyft said showing all mobility options in one place is about helping customers find the easiest and cheapest way to get around.

Lyft said that in early testing, the app redesign has more people using scooters, bikes and public transit, which it noted are the ones most likely to help cut congestion on city streets.