What is cuter than a lemur? Not much! And now you can get an Uber free ride to the Lemur Center! Beginning this week, Duke University will partner with the ride-sharing service Uber on a pilot to provide students and employees fare-free rides to and from the Duke Lemur Center and campus locations. Faculty, staff and students traveling to and from West, Central and East campuses to the Lemur Center for classes and research opportunities will be able to use a special promotional code that covers the cost of the ride. Eligible trips for the Uber free ride will only be available from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of the spring semester.
“Uber’s on-demand request model matches well with how fluid our transportation needs can be. This will offer an important expansion of travel options that can match the daily schedules of students and employees.”
Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration at Duke University
Pick-up and drop-off for the Uber free ride will take place within specific boundaries of university properties to be eligible for a cost-covered trip. Pick up on health system property is not part of the pilot. Anne Yoder, director of the Duke Lemur Center, said providing safe transportation options to the lemur center has long been a top priority of hers, as well as the rest of the lemur center community. Dozens of undergraduate and graduate students perform research work every year and more than 100 students are part of classes that use the Lemur Center. In order to access an individualized promo code for your promo Uber free ride, Duke community members must do the following:
- Download the Uber app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Microsoft.
- Visit parking.duke.edu/uber and agree to an electronic waiver and release for the pilot program.
- Using a valid NetID to confirm agreement, students and employees will need to enter a provided code into the Uber app to earn a credit for the free trip to or from the Lemur Center.
- Once the code is activated in the app by a Duke community member, it can be reused for additional trips to and from the Lemur Center.
For more information about the Uber free ride to the Lemur Center, read the Uber Duke University website.
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