To: Logan Green and John Zimmer
LYFT: Offer Female Driver Option for Passengers!
Ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber need to offer passengers the option to request a female driver for enhanced personal safety.
Why is this important?
My dear friend narrowly escaped an assault attempt made by a Berkeley Lyft driver early yesterday morning. As a woman and a person who drives for Lyft, I am hyper aware of the interest and necessity for passengers to be able to request a ride from a female driver. This feature would allow women, children, queer/trans folk, and any one who feels vulnerable to minimize the risk of experiencing violence, which statistics show is significantly more likely to be perpetrated by men.