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Lyft Offering Free Rides To Bay Area Cooling Center

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- As a heat wave remained draped over the San Francisco Bay Area, ride-sharing giant Lyft has announced a free ride program to cooling centers.

The company said rides could be accessed using the code CAHEATRELIEF20, valid for 2 rides up to $15 each, until 08/18 at 11:59 p.m.

In partnership with United Way and 211, individuals in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, and Sonoma Counties in need can also dial 211 to have a ride dispatched on their behalf.

Here's a list of applicable cities and resource centers:

  • San José cooling centers open Friday-Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
  • Mayfair Community Center; 2039 Kammerer Ave.
  • Camden Community Center; 3369 Union Ave.
  • Roosevelt Community Center; 901 E. Santa Clara St.
  • Santa Clara County cooling centers open Friday and/or Saturday:
  • Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, 1-5 p.m.
  • Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, 1-5 p.m.
  • Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, 1-7 p.m.
  • Campbell Community Center, Q80 (Roosevelt Redwood Room), 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, noon-8 p.m. Friday and 1-7 p.m. Saturday
  • Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, 1-8 p.m.
  • Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 1-6 p.m.
  • Milpitas Senior Center, 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services cooling centers open Thursday-Friday and Monday-Tuesday, 1-5 p.m.:
  • 4545 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch
  • 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
  • 1305 Macdonald, Richmond
  • Nick Rodriguez Community Center at 213 F St., Antioch, Friday through Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. Call 925-778-1158 for more information.
    • Solano County cooling centers open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday:
    • Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield
    • Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield
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