For anyone committed to the car-free lifestyle or those who prefer to ride-share multiple times per month, Lyft has a monthly subscription pass for you.
For $299, Lyft’s All-Access Plan gets you 30 rides every 30 days. Each ride can be up to $15 (you’ll pay the difference for a ride to, say, the airport) and can be a shared ride or a traditional Lyft. The subscription auto-renews, but you can cancel at any time. And no, your days don’t roll over if you don’t use all 30 in a month. Use ’em or lose ’em.
The subscription plan had been in testing over the past few months, with some offered at different price points, but now all of Lyft’s U.S. users can subscribe to the $300-per-month plan. That breaks down to $10 per ride.
According to Lyft’s calculations, someone who uses the All-Access Plan instead of owning a car can save up to 59 percent per month. But it really only makes sense for a true power user who considers $300 for $450 worth of Lyft rides a deal. For the occasional user, you’ll end up spending more through this plan than you would on rides in a month.
As seen in Lyft’s Ditch Your Car challenge, people are willing to forgo their car and its costs. More than 100,000 people signed up for the latest challenge within 24 hours for only 1,800 challenge spots. Yes, free money for the bus, car rentals, and bike shares were on offer, but everyone was essentially willing to leave their car unused for a month.
Keep an eye out for an email from Lyft to sign up for the subscription. For anyone super eager to get in on the $300 plan, sign-ups are open online and you can start working on those 30 rides now.