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12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --A new economic survey released today by Lyft reports the local Jacksonville economy will see an extra $5 million in 2016 thanks to the availability of Lyft's affordable, convenient rides. Conducted by the Land Econ Group, the study also showed passengers in Jacksonville will save $1.4 million in travel time value and over 33,000 travel hours this year alone because of Lyft. "Based on survey results from tens of thousands of Lyft users, we found that Lyft creates a significant positive economic impact in each of the twenty metro regions we have studied," said Bill Lee, Senior Partner at Land Econ Group. "Passengers have responded to the significant time savings and enhanced mobility Lyft provides by visiting local businesses more often, staying out longer, and exploring new areas of their city that are otherwise difficult to reach." The national survey examined over 20 Lyft markets across the country, including Jacksonville. In 2016, local economies will see over $750 million in additional spending due to the availability of Lyft. Access to Lyft also meant that passengers saved over $500 million and 26 million travel hours compared to alternative transportation modes. "It's exciting to see the economic and social benefits of Lyft quantified," said Jaime Raczka, Lyft's General Manager of Early Stage Markets. "Lyft is clearly driving economic growth and encouraging local spending in Jacksonville, and we look forward to continuing our hard work to ensure this growth continues." In Jacksonville, the study also found: 88% of passengers are more likely to avoid drinking while intoxicated because of Lyft 85% of Lyft drivers have given a ride to a neighbor before 37% of Lyft drivers are 50+, the highest among the 20 cities surveyed 46% of passengers use their personal vehicle less because of Lyft 22% of rides start in underserved areas Additional information on Lyft's 2017 Economic Impact Survey can be found here . About Lyft Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to reconnect people and communities through better transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lyft-generates-5-million-for-jacksonvilles-economy-in-2016-300376390.html SOURCE Lyft

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Learn More Come for a visit this Fall, where the water is still warm. This year’s event yielded more than double the amount of volunteers and rubbis collected compared to the 2014 clean-up. The “River City by the Sea” offers an affordable family holiday with many free places to play and reconnect. FREE Entry All Month Long at City’s Top Attractions! Mayor Appoints Directors for Three City Departments Continuing his commitment to recruiting and retaining top talent to serve and support the citizens of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry named three directors to the Public Works, Planning & Development and Employee Services departments. Find out about all of our fun outdoor activities. Learn More Spend some quality time outdoors. Jacksonville boasts one of the largest urban park systems in the U.S., with more than 80,000 acres to explore. Notice of Acceptance of Applications for Upcoming Jacksonville Ethics Commission Vacancy The City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission is currently accepting applications for a forthcoming vacancy on the Ethics Commission.  Jacksonville's Film and Television Industry Celebrates Achievements Mayor Lenny Curry will join members of the Jacksonville City Council, the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and other industry leaders to celebrate highlights in local film and digital media production at the 15th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception.  2015 Florida Coastal clean-up a Success Over 7 ½ Tons of Rubbis Collected in One Morning, Saving Taxpayers Nearly $50,000 The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful commission reported that the 2015 Florida Coastal clean-up event, held Saturday, Sept.19, was a huge success in dual County.  “Every great organization has one thing in common – a team of qualified and dedicated employees,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. Visit Jacksonville! The “Hart” Beat to Jacksonville. I look forward to great progress over the next few years.”

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