Wi-Fi hotspots along Uptown parade routes and discounts in Jefferson Parish make Lyft the ideal Carnival Season choice

Lyft, whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, announces today the details of its service surrounding the upcoming Mardi Gras parade weekends.

In Jefferson Parish, Lyft is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Family Gras and will be offering riders a $2.00 discount off of two rides, to and from the event with code FAMILYGRAS2019.  Family Gras, scheduled to occur in the Clearview Shopping Center for 2019 brings family fun activities like: interactive games, face painting and several national and regional live music acts. Activities during Family Gras are free with events culminating in two of the area’s largest parades, the Krewe of Excaliber and Krewe of Caesar rolling on Friday and Saturday nights respectively, next to the Shopping Center.

In New Orleans, Lyft will provide WiFi hotspots along the Uptown parade routes to help improve the ability for parade-goers to catch a ride. Located in spots along St. Charles like Napoleon Avenue, Louisiana Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Poydras, parade attendees should look for the pink Lyft balloons, where they can access free Wi-Fi through the #LYFTKREWE network.

“We really listened to our riders in New Orleans when they discussed Mardi Gras transportation needs in the city,” said Jessica Inman, Lyft Louisiana Market Manager. “The main issue we heard repeatedly was lack of service. By bringing in these mobile hotspots, we hope to make it easier for our community to catch a safe ride during the parade season.”

Users can enter discount codes in the promo section of the Lyft mobile app prior to confirming their ride.


Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities by offsetting carbon emissions from all rides, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.


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