Lyft Announces Safety Council
Lyft has announced the formation of a dedicated Safety Advisory Council, made up of expert partner organizations. Partnering with its Community Safety Program steering committee — under the leadership of General Counsel Kristin Sverchek and Chief Policy Officer Anthony Foxx — this Council will advise Lyft on current and planned safety initiatives, with members lending their expert perspectives, suggestions and critiques.
The Council will provide Lyft with a critical perspective on the work we are doing to enhance the safety of our platform. Through close partnership with a diverse set of experts, Lyft will be better equipped to build safety features and processes that consider all community members, and anticipate and prevent unintended consequences.
The Council will include representatives from RAINN, It’s On Us, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. In addition to membership on the Council, Lyft is partnering with all of these organizations on dedicated safety projects.
NAWLEE is excited to be part of this amazing inititaive to support ridesharing and the Lyft efforts to ensure safey.