Lyft plans to expand to five cities this year, including Nashville, San Francisco and Chicago, a Lyft spokesman said Wednesday.
The ride-hailing service has said it will begin offering in-person rides for $5 per trip beginning Jan. 1.
Lyft’s expanded network will make it more accessible for people who need rides from home, the spokesman said in an email.
“We are looking forward to welcoming more riders into our communities and helping them make the most of their Lyft rides,” Lyft spokeswoman Kristin Hett said.
Lyft plans on offering its services in about 500 cities, including Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and New York, as well as in other cities including Atlanta, Houston, San Jose, Boston and Chicago.
Lyft has not said how many people in Nashville, Chicago and San Francisco would be eligible to use its ride-sharing service.
Lyft declined to comment on the number of drivers and passengers that Lyft could serve in its new cities.
In Nashville, Lyft said its service would be available to residents of the city’s suburbs, including the city limits, with an estimated 1,400 riders per month, or one driver per 30,000 residents.
Lyft is in the midst of expanding its U.T.M. program in the Nashville area, with about 20 locations across Nashville, Chattanooga, Chattanooga-Franklin and Knoxville.
Lyft said it plans to open another 100 Lyft-owned locations in Nashville by year’s end.
The company has said its Lyft service will reach more than 1 million riders annually.