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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Orlando will launch a new rideshare hub program in downtown this spring

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 6:19 PM

  • Courtesy of the City of Orlando
With constant construction and road closures, everyone knows how much of a nightmare driving through downtown Orlando can be, especially after the clubs close. To combat the traffic and congestion, the city is launching a rideshare hub pilot program this spring.

The two rideshare hubs will be located at Magnolia Avenue near Heritage Square and Gertrude's Avenue near Jefferson and Washington Streets. There will be designated pick-up lanes for cabs and rideshare drivers working with Uber and Lyft, as well as public restrooms, enhanced lighting and dedicated security.

These hubs are part of a six-month pilot program and will be open Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 3 a.m., the city's busiest hours.

"Together with our community, we've grown a downtown Orlando that is vibrant, connected and one that continues to attract more and more residents and visitors," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "These new Rideshare Hubs will help us ensure our downtown continues to offer world-class city amenities that further support our nighttime economy."

The program aims to help disperse the night crowd to a variety of organized locations to be picked up safely and to make it easier for drivers to pick up riders.

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