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SafeRide is now operated by Lyft!

SafeRide operated by Lyft provides all students on the Manhattan campus free or discounted late-night rides within the city limits during the eligible windows utilizing the Lyft app. SafeRide is a program funded by students for students through the Student Services Fee and we heard your calls for a program that meets your immediate needs and safety concerns. We are always looking to make improvements to better serve the K-State student body, so if you have feedback, please share with us via email at saferide@k-state.edu.


Ready to set up your Lyft account to take advantage of the free or discounted rides? We've created a quick "How-To Guide" to help you out!

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Rides must meet the following requirements in order to have the discount applied:

  • Thursday through Saturday nights between 10pm-3am
  • Start AND end within the Manhattan city limits
  • Standard Lyft rides only

All students currently enrolled in at least three credit hours on the Manhattan campus will be auto enrolled into the program. Check your K-State email for an invitation from Lyft Business and follow the steps to create your account.

If you have not received an invitation, please email saferide@ksu.edu.

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Rides must start AND end within the designated service area. The current service area is defined by the Manhattan city limit boundaries as seen here.

Service area map

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In response to COVID-19, Lyft launched a Health Safety Program, which includes:

  • Personal health certification for drivers and riders
  • Required face masks for drivers and riders
  • Health safety education for drivers and riders
  • Distribution of cleaning supplies and masks for drivers
  • Read more about the program on the Lyft website

Additional safety tips:

  • Verify your ride by making sure the license plate number, driver information, and car make and model match what you see in the app.
  • Share your location and route with a friend or loved one from within the Lyft app so they can follow your ride in real time.
  • Follow the Lyft vehicle on GPS via the app.
  • Ask the driver to say who they are picking up. "What's My Name?"
  • Learn more about how to ride smart with Lyft.
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Please connect with the program by following @KSU_SafeRide on Twitter.

Email SafeRide@ksu.edu with any questions, feedback, or concerns about the program in general or a ride you experienced. 

Sign the SafeRide Pledge today!