The San Francisco based company is known for matching people seeking rides with pre-screened and insured local drivers who use their own cars. Popularized in many communities across the country (resistance notwithstanding), Lyft has wanted in on Minneapolis since clearing St. Paul last August.
In response to the flat out ban, University of Minnesota student Natalie Cecchini has formed a petition directed at Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges. As of today, that list has grown to over 800 supporters signed on with a 1,000 target.
It’s not clear what significance this petition will ultimately carry, but perhaps a compromise is in store and Lyft will take off in Minneapolis — eventually.