A woman in Atlanta who used to drive for Uber and Lyft decided to start her own rideshare app. Jillian Anderson saw a need for safer ride options for women after it was reported that 6,000 women were assaulted in Ubers between 2017 and 2018.

According to WSBTV, Anderson’s new app is called Her-Ride. She decided to start this to give women an alternative option. Having a computer science background made this easy for her to create. She said, “I just did some research. When I found out Lyft started with two guys, I decided to go all in and start my own ride-share company that catered just to women.”

She created Her-Ride to create safer ride spaces for women, since, in 2019, Uber admitted to having an issue with their male drivers harming women.  When she used to drive for Uber and Lyft, she found women were oftentimes waiting for a female driver anyway. All the drivers on Anderson’s app are women but will pick up men if they feel comfortable.

Anderson told WSBTV that “I put my drivers first. They’re the bread and butter of the company so if they don’t feel comfortable, they don’t get penalized for it.”

Currently, you can only schedule a ride until they get more drivers. So far, the app has been downloaded over 25,000 times and 12,000 people have signed up to use Her-Ride.

She says they currently have around 60 drivers, but the goal for just Atlanta is 1,000. I really hope Anderson’s app takes off just as Uber has, to become a safe rideshare app for all women in the U.S. to use.

Would you prefer to use this instead of Uber or Lyft?

Source: WSBTV

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  • 10. Traffic

    100% on this one. Traffic gets worse by the year (maybe even the day). And you can very easily spend an hour plus on you commute and never get outside the Charlotte city limits, much less in the surrounding towns.

  • 9. "No Green"

    This is where I start to question to validity of this “blogger”. While it’s true homes are popping up on every free space, I find Charlotte has a lot of parks and greenways making up “green space”.

  • 8. "No Water"

    Again this argument doesn’t hold up IMO. While not exactly in the city limits there are several lakes within a very manageable drive of Charlotte. And her claim that the beach is 4 hours away? Maybe North Carolina beaches but I can easily make it to the South Carolina beaches in 3 hours. Which makes the beach an easy weekend destination which a large portion of the country can’t say.

  • 7. Dirty

    Emission levels are mentioned as well as being a hub for transportation leading to more pollution. While that may be true and the city could use a little clean up it’s nothing compared to cities like New York and Boston. I’d say Charlotte is exponentially cleaner.

  • 6. Crime/Safety

    She starts out saying Charlotte is 6% safer that other cities in America, but it still makes it a reason not to move here? It does seem that we have a rising crime problem in Charlotte with the murder rate increasing year after year.

  • 5. Bugs/Mosquitos

    I’m a little shocked and how this could be such an inconvenience that it comes in at number 5 on this list. Number 5. I’m not an avid outdoorsman by any means but I don’t notice Charlotte having that much of a mosquito problem. Not enough that some bug spray or a lawn treatment can’t handle. But if you’re picking your home based on mosquitos I guess cross Charlotte off the list.

  • 4. Public Transportation

    Now this is one I hear a lot. And if you are used to somewhere like DC or NYC I can see where you might say our transit is lacking. And yes you pretty much have to have a car if you live here, but I guess as someone who hasn’t known and different I don’t see it as a huge issue. Though I can see why some people might.

  • 3. Weather

    Ok this one makes zero sense to me. Hurricanes are mentioned (we are 3 hours inland?). We occasionally get wind and rain from a hurricane but nothing like the ocean (which she said was so far away). Severe storms are also mentioned, which we are in a much safer area for that than anywhere in the middle of the country. We get an occasional storm but we aren’t in tornado alley or anything. I’d actually argue that the weather and the 4 full four seasons make this area a great place to live.

  • 2. Job Market

    It’s noted that if you aren’t in tech or banking it can be hard to find a job. I’d argue that you can find a job just about anywhere these days and it’s employers struggling to fill positions more than a shortage of jobs.

  • 1. Cost of Living

    Now this one I agree with. Rent and home prices are skyrocketing. Groceries, gas, and everything else are increasing at rates that most salaries are not. I’m not sure what but something needs to change as I can 100% understand why people can’t afford to live here.

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