Chances are, if you live in a major metropolitan area in the US, you've heard of ride service Lyft. And if you've heard of Lyft, chances are you've heard of their ride-sharing service Lyft Line, where you join fellow riders on similar routes through the city for just $6 a ride. And when you can get from Pacific Heights (OK, fine, the Marina) to Potrero Hill for a measly six dollars, this is the kind of frugal penny pinching that will literally set your cheapskate heart on fire and pretty much guarantee that second to MUNI, this will be your preferred method for getting around town.
I wasn't a huge fan of Lyft Line after my first ride — getting stuck with a self-absorbed blonde Marina bimbo having a vapid Facetime conversation will do that to you. But after my second ride where I chatted with a young, funny and cute guy from my neighborhood, I quickly converted and have since been a huge Lyft Line evangelist ever since. From my fellow passengers, I've learned about new restaurants, heard hilarious stories, even been asked on a date. It confirms something we all know: when we put down our phones and talk to each other, we live city filled with lots of interesting, awesome people.Read More