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Lyft, Achilles International Announce Expansion Of Joint Adaptive Cycling Program

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.

May 13, 2022,03:48pm EDT|

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Lyft and Achilles are expanding its adaptive cycling program to NYC.

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Lyft is lifting the notion they’re all about ride-hailing and scooter rentals.

On Saturday, the San Francisco-based company is announcing the expansion of its adaptive cycling pilot program to New York City. It enables disabled people to ride adaptive bicycles. The program, called the Adaptive Bike Library, was created in collaboration with disability athletics organization Achilles International. Starting in Central Park, a disabled person wishing to experience bike-riding has access to trained staff who will help orient them to handcycles and tandem bikes. There are free, weekly sessions in four of the city’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. The initiative runs from May through November, operating on a “library” model where people go to one location and “check out” the bikes on-site. Besides Achilles, Lyft collaborated with the New York Department of Transportation and the NYU’s Ability Project [...]

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