‘Uber for kids’ starts in Denver, could expand to Colorado Springs

DENVER – Denver parents who are tired of hearing "Are we there yet?" while shuttling their kids around will soon have an option for convenient relief: a ride-sharing service geared toward children is launching in the Mile High City this week and may soon expand to Colorado Springs.

HopSkipDrive is like Uber and Lyft in that it offers a taxi-like service that can be scheduled online. Where it differs from Uber and Lyft is in offering rides to children aged 6 and up unattended (the main two ride-sharing services don’t allow minors to ride without a guardian).

But if you feel it might be a little cavalier to ship your kids off with a stranger, fear not: the company says it thoroughly vets and interviews its drivers in person after completing stringent background checks.

Parents schedule a ride for their child online, and they get a picture and bio of the driver. HopSkipDrive also lets parents monitor the trips in real time.

Denver HopSkipDrive map

Currently, the service is only available in certain parts of Denver, including: Belcaro, Bonnie Brae, Capitol Hill, Cherry Creek, Congress Park, Country Club, Curtis Park, Five Points, Golden Triangle, Harvey Park, Highlands, Hilltop, Krisana Park, LoDo, Lowry, Montclair, Park Hill, Platte Park, Regis, RiNo, Sloan’s Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, University Park, Uptown, Washington Park and Whittier.

Plans are in the works to expand to Colorado Springs in the future.

Trips start at $15 minimum. More information can be found HERE.

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