Jeffco Open Space Teams With Lyft, Offer Discounted Fares to Busiest Trailheads

28 Jun 2021 14:42 #1 by JeffcoOpenSpace
Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is excited to announce a pilot program giving park visitors the opportunity to take advantage of reduced fares from rideshare company Lyft, in hopes of helping with parking congestion at four of our busiest Front Range trailheads and access points. JCOS wants to help improve access to our parks while encouraging alternative transportation and reducing congestion at our trailheads or parking areas.

The pilot program will serve North Table Mountain Park – West Trailhead, South Table Mountain Park – Camp George West Trailhead, South Table Mountain Park - Golden Hills Access, and White Ranch Park – East Trailhead; beginning today, June 28 through December 31, allowing Lyft users to take advantage of a $2.50 reduction in their fare each direction. Discounts will be valid during park hours, seven days a week, to the four locations listed above. These locations were selected based upon visitor volume, available designated parking, reducing neighborhood/overflow parking, and illegal parking. Additional variables such as cell service and driver availability were also considered.

Based on the findings of the pilot program, JCOS will determine program longevity and potential expansion to serve more trailheads throughout our park system. Offering additional opportunities for those interested in visiting our parks without a personal vehicle, ultimately improving limited and un-safe parking conditions.

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