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Lyft Offers Free Rides To Cooling Centers

Ride-sharing company Lyft is offering free rides to cooling centers amid the head wave. Photo by: Austin Distel

SAN FRANCISCO— Amid a heat-wave across the Bay Area, ride-sharing company Lyft announced on Saturday, August 15 that they would be offering free rides to cooling centers in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

The company announced that these rides can be accessed using the promo code CAHEATRELIEF20, and are valid for 2 rides up to $15 each.

The announcement on their website states “Across several of the impacted cities, we’re providing free and discounted rides to select cooling centers in order to help get relief from the heat…We advise checking cooling center operational hours before visiting the site.”

In addition to Lyft’s offer, residents in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties can also dial 211 to have a free ride dispatched to them.

In addition to offering cooling centers, city officials are urging the public to take measures to stay healthy and avoid overheating during the heat wave, such as drinking plenty of water, wearing light clothing, staying in a cool place, avoiding strenuous activity, etc.

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