Locals evacuating their residences can hail a Lyft or Uber ride free of charge.
In response to the ongoing Lilac fire in North County, the ride-share companies both announced Friday that they were comping customers’ rides, up to $50, to evacuation centers in the county.
Lyft users can enter the code “KEEPSDSAFE” to take advantage of the offer. The company plans to keep the code active through Dec. 12, but may extend the date if needed, a spokeswoman said.
“We’re devastated by the fires in Southern California and our hearts go out to those who have been affected,” said Hao Meng, Lyft’s San Diego market manager. “We are currently working with local officials to offer rides to evacuation centers and we will continue to update those locations as we learn more. Our main focus is on the safety of our drivers and Lyft community.”
Currently, the free-ride code will work for rides to the following centers:
- East Valley Community Center, 2245 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 920272
- Stagecoach Community Park, 3420 Camino De Los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 920097
- Oceanside High School, 1 Pirates Cove Way, Oceanside, CA 920548
- Palomar College, 1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 920699
- Bostonia Park & Recreation Center, 1049 Bostonia St, El Cajon, CA 9202110
- Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Uber’s discount code is “SOCALSAFE” and it’s good for a free ride to or from any of locations in San Diego and Murrieta listed below, through Dec. 10:
- East Valley Community Center, 2245 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027
- Stagecoach Community Park, 3420 Camino De Los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 92009
- Oceanside High School, 1 Pirates Cove Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
- Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
- Bostonia Park & Recreation Center, 1049 Bostonia St, El Cajon, CA 92021
- Murrieta Mesa High School, 24801 Monroe Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562