Lone Tree Launches Link On Demand

Lone Tree Launches Link On Demand
Posted on 08/16/2017
Link On DemandIn an effort to expand mobility options and provide a multi-modal transportation network, the City of Lone Tree launched a new on-demand micro transit pilot,  Link On Demand – Powered by Uber, to provide the community free door-to-door rides within City limits. 

“We are thrilled to be the first municipality in the nation to partner with Uber on a project like this,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet.  “We know how important it is for our residential and business community to increase transportation options.  Link On Demand provides residents, employees and visitors alike a free, safe and accessible way to get around the City.”
Link On Demand, which can only be accessed through the Uber app, is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Anyone requesting a ride through the Uber app with a pick up location and destination within the City limits will see the free Link On Demand option. 
"Uber is thrilled to be partnering with the City of Lone Tree to bring new life to an under-utilized city resource, providing reliable, on-demand transportation options to our local community," said Dave Britton, General Manager Uber Colorado
Although riders use the standard Uber app to book their rides, they are picked up in one of the City’s branded 12-passenger shuttles driven by professional drivers.  In addition, these shuttles are wheelchair accessible, have bike racks and are kid-friendly.  The higher capacity vehicle allows ride-sharing on a more significant scale to eliminate vehicle trips and reduce congestion.
“Based on conversations and survey results, we know that congestion reduction and transportation options are a top priority for our residents and businesses,” said Millet. “With that in mind, Lone Tree set a goal to be a national model for our next generation transportation network and this partnership amplifies our efforts to optimize the infrastructure we already have.”