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Ratings and Reviews
Don’t trust current location.
Several times lately I’ve found that if I didn’t specify where I was by entering an address the Lyft driver could not find me. I asked a Lyft driver, who had grown up in Seattle what the problem was. He suggested I always enter an exact address, even if I had to look it up in advance. I did that this morning and tonight and had a better experience. If we add inexperienced drivers in a location to the problem of the satellite location you can be texting with a driver who is on the other side of the block and doesn’t understand you are waiting at the front door of the hall “Town Hall” Seattle, Wa. Not only that but this morning I entered an address where I was at a diner and the program auto changed it to Coleman Dock 2-3 blocks away. What gives? I am writing on my husbands phone. I’m Dusty Collings. We are traveling together and we take turns calling Lyft. I think, & hope you can make some refinements to the experience. I don’t like having to pay for a driver who is in the wrong location and doesn’t want to drive around the block to pick me up. It wasn’t my fault and I had to pay the fee for standing him up. Not really fair. I have a walking disability and I try limit the number of steps I take. Thanks.
Unsafe routing and inaccurate wait times, condescending website.
I took a Lyft after a 2 week hiatus and now remember why I stopped using them. First off, their touting algorithm has no concept of two way streets and often sends a driver to arrive on the wrong side of the street or drop off on the wrong side of the street. You have 2 options in this case - cross the street unsafely or walk to the nearest crosswalk and then back to your destination. Would dropping someone off a block away be acceptable if it is safe and legal to be closer? Of course not, but this is what wrong side arrivals and drop offs force.
Next, conveniently every wait time is less than 5 minutes since this is the cutoff for cancelling without penalty. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Finally, they allow a great deal of driver feedback (negative always) and you are notified when you receive it. However, you are never told what the specific gripe is. Maybe I’m going something that I don’t realize is irritating and unless you tell me what that is, I’m just going to keep doing it. You are directed to their feedback page which basically amounts to “don’t be a jerk.” Vague guidelines which I (think) I follow. Since these complaints can apparently get you banned or slow your pickup times, it would seem to be fair to let people know what the issue is so they can correct it. Calling it “feedback”’is laughable.
Very few drivers
I used to absolutely love Lyft and used the service all the time but over the last year I’ve grown more and more less fond of their services. Not all can be blamed on COVID affecting the service. There are way less drivers working in my area which has wait times sometimes longer than an hour like last night was for me. The bill is just as expensive if I pay to be picked up with the wait and save or if I take expedited services to be waiting an entire hour for pick up. Also lyfts competition Uber offers their drivers some incentive for certain rides so the drivers that work both platforms will drop a Lyft rider like a hit rock to try and snag that Uber rider up so the hour I just wait for my Lyft driver to come is doubled because the Lyft driver dropped me to grab up a more lucrative rider with Uber. That’s a very frustrating situation that happens way too often nowadays. Also it seems there are no Lyft rides here offered after 10pm. Another passenger told me that Lyft unofficially stopped offering rides for my area after 10 so the app will just say longer wait i times but not that they won’t be in service till 6am so I will order the Lyft and wait forever before giving up and taking a cab which has become my new go to for rides now anyway. Lyft is too expensive to wait for nothing just to call a cab in the end anyway.
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