What are designated rideshare zones?
The rideshare zones are designated areas for drivers to pick up and drop off passengers and safer areas for passengers to catch a ride. The designated zones are marked with signs, and are only to be used by vehicles picking up or dropping off passengers..
Why were rideshare zones created?
The City partnered with Lyft, Uber, and Yellow Cab to offer a safer designated location for drivers and users, prevent unsafe practices such as double parking or stopping in the travel lane, and to help improve traffic flow.
Where are the rideshare zones?
The rideshare signs identify zones that are designated for taxi and rideshare passenger pickup and drop-off. The zones are located in the following three areas on Las Olas Boulevard and the Himmarshee District:
Zone 1 – West of S.E. 8th Avenue on the north side of Las Olas Boulevard (in front of American Social Restaurant)
Zone 2 – West of S.E. 11th Avenue on the south side of Las Olas Boulevard (in front of Louie Bossi’s Ristorante and Pizzeria)
Zone 3 – SW 4th Avenue just south of SW Himmarshee Street/SW 2nd Street near Esplanade Park.
Who can use the rideshare zones?
Rideshare zones are intended only for passenger vehicles picking up or dropping off passengers. Anyone sharing a ride, including taxis, Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab, or private vehicles may use the rideshare zones to drop off and pick up passengers.
Drivers must pull forward into the designated area, drop off or pick up the passenger, then, no later than five minutes, safely pull out of the rideshare zone.
How long can passenger vehicles access the rideshare zone?
Drivers that use the zone must pull forward into the designated area to drop off or pick up passengers and will have no more than five minutes to safely pull out of the rideshare zone as per Sec. 26-136 of the Fort Lauderdale’s Code of Ordinances.
When can rideshare users utilize the designated zones?
The Las Olas Boulevard Designated Rideshare zones are available every day from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of these hours, some of these spaces may be for metered parking. Please note, the timing of the existing loading zones on Las Olas Boulevard varies and must be verified on the posted signage.
The Himmarshee District Rideshare zones are available every day with no time restrictions.