Lyft offering free rides to warming centers in Chicago this week

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Ride-sharing company Lyft will reportedly offer free rides to any warming shelter in Chicago this week as the city braces for potentially record low temperatures.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Windy City opened a number of warming shelters throughout the city in addition to some on public buses ahead of the sub-freezing conditions.

{mosads}Chicago is expected to have one of its coldest days on record on Wednesday, with temperatures forecasted to reach historic lows typically seen in some of the globe’s most frosty locations.

According to a local CBS station, even the summit of Mount Everest and parts of Antarctica are expected to be warmer than the city this week. 

In response to those forecasts, Lyft reportedly announced on Tuesday that it will be providing those in need of shelter with free rides to any warming shelter in Chicago through Friday. 

The “Relief Rides” promotion will reportedly only cover rides up to $25 and requires the code “CHIJAYDEN19.”

According to the Tribune, anyone in Chicago is able to use the promotion and it is good to use for up to two trips.

A spokesperson for Lyft told the Tribune that the company supports using the promotion “to help get members of the homeless community to a warming center.”

Tags Chicago Cold snap Freezing Homelessness Lyft ride-sharing

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