Jeffco Open Space Has Teamed Up With Lyft to Offer Discounted Fares to Four of the Busiest Trailheads
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:
Through December 31, Lyft users can take advantage of a $2.50 reduction in their fare each direction. Users will need to input JCOS2021 in the "rewards" section of the Lyft app the first time they intend to use the discount code, it will auto-apply after they input the code after the first time. 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.