Lyft launches are nothing if not interesting. Many cities are new to our movement, but quickly welcome us with open arms. In others, we have some work to do blazing a trail for ridesharing. Salt Lake City took a middle road. We were encouraged to operate there, and later challenged on a few regulatory details. A passionate local college student and driver, Angie Palmer, stepped up to the debate — and quickly became a huge asset for our local Government Relation team.
Working hard to build the SLC community, she spoke about the importance of Lyft at town hall meetings, rallied drivers to attend hearings, and led advocacy workshops.
The Salt Lake City Council has been receptive, passing a set of guidelines that have paved the way for ridesharing. It's a big step forward, in large part thanks to the civic participation of a few involved drivers. Many, thanks Angie, for all you've done!