Pro tip: After signing up, don't hit "Request Lyft" if you're, uh, not needing a ride. As soon as the screen changed to "Contacting drivers" — the nearest of which, the app tells me, is eight minutes away — I think I tinkled a little.
But this is all backwards, so first the good news: Lyft
is here! It's an app and a San Francisco company that vets its local drivers before they take you where you want to go for the low, low rate of this:
(Wait, am I going to have to pay a cancellation fee for my button mashing?)
Anyway, the service is going in some 60 cities and just recently added Colorado Springs because, as spokeswoman Paige Thelen told
, "We really loved the strong sense of community — we met a lot of friendly people there. We are excited to provide another option and fill a gap for people who want to get home from a bar at night or commute to work."