Weed like to get you home safe

We’re stoked to announce our joint Vision Zero partnership with Lyft as Hempfest gets underway this weekend! 

Let’s be blunt.  

When it comes to street safety, the stakes are high.  

(Yes, we’re trying really, really hard to make some pot puns) 

We’re not encouraging you to go out and get high. We are asking you to plan ahead and get a safe ride home. And we’re basically giving you a free ride home. As part of a broad Vision Zero partnership, Lyft is providing $10 off of 2 rides this coming weekend to new and existing riders, to roll in Hempfest.  

If you’re headed to Myrtle Edwards for the festivities, pop by the Lyft tent for free munchies (courtesy of their official snack partners, Dry Soda and Halfpop) and grab the discount code so you can get home safely. Or just bookmark this post and save the code below. But free munchies at the event. Nom nom. 

How to get the discount? 

  • Download the app
  • Enter the code: HEMPFEST17
  • Ride happy and safe

The discount is good for any new or existing Lyft riders for rides to and from Hempfest, August 18 – 20. 

Throughout 2016, we teamed up with Lyft, promoting discounted ride codes over high drinking holidays. In Seattle, impairment (alcohol and drugs) contributes to approximately 20% of fatal crashes each year. This time around, we’re bud-dying up (mmm hmm) around marijuana impairment, starting with Hempfest. Over the next 12+ months, we’ll be working to build Vision Zero awareness with Lyft – reaching their drivers and passengers with safety messages.

So, don’t be on the bong wrong side of history (last one, we promise). Getting a safe ride home couldn’t be easier. And there are plenty of other options too – take transit (more late night transit starts next month!), get a ride home with a sober buddy, if you drove and shouldn’t drive home you can prepay for parking for the next morning, grab a cab. Just don’t get behind the wheel.   

If Seattle’s going to reach our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030, we need all hands on deck, including yours. This partnership and others will help us build awareness and reach more people with information and tools to travel safely. Learn more about Vision Zero at www.seattle.gov/visionzero.