Saturday, March 21, 2009

A post worth posting

Getting Home Safely Just Got Easier!

A public service announcement from RightRides for Women’s Safety

RightRides offers women, transgender and gender queer individuals a free, safe, late night ride home on Saturday nights from 11:59 PM - 3 AM, early Sunday morning in 35 NYC neighborhoods. To get a ride simply call 1-888-215-SAFE(7233) during the hours of operation.

On October 25, 2008, RightRides is expanding its service area to include five additional neighborhoods, increasing the count of neighborhoods served to 40.

New neighborhoods include:

· Flatbush/Borough Park/Kensington, Brooklyn

· Astoria, Queens

· Woodside/Sunnyside, Queens

· Greater Harlem area, Manhattan

· Midtown (for pick-ups only), Manhattan

For more information or to view a service area map, visit:

RightRides is 100% volunteer run and operates a fleet of up to 6 cars every weekend. To get more information about volunteering or how to get involved e-mail Erin Armstrong, Program Manager for RightRides, at

RightRides was founded in 2004 in direct response to an increase in assaults on women walking home by themselves. Our motto is, "Because Getting Home Safely Shouldn't Be A Luxury " and we recognize that many women and trans people do not have the extra funds to take a taxi and walking home from public transportation late at night can increase one's risk of sexual harassment and assault.

Since 2004, RightRides has driven over 1,500 riders safely home. If you think getting home safely shouldn’t be a luxury, pass this information along to your friends and family!