My colleagues and I teach seniors how to use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. I grew up in a town where there was no bus service or taxi service. It also lacked for bike lanes or sidewalks. If you did not have a car, you had no mobility.
That’s why I am so happy that there are alternatives today, like Uber and Lyft. Here in Brookline, here there are more transportation options, Uber and Lyft are still high in my books. They are often faster, less expensive, and more convenient than taxis. And, they can be a life-saver on a rainy or snowy day when taxis are scarce and the T is hard to get to.
When I show seniors on their phone the number of Uber or Lyft vehicles circling the streets, and when we order a vehicle and ride together, you can literally see their face light up with understanding.