Today’s Headlines

  • Leah Shahum Officially Stepped Down as SF Bicycle Coalition’s Executive Director This Week (Weekly)
  • Mayor’s Vision Zero Press Conference Held During VZ Task Force Meeting, Far From Transit (Weekly)
  • SFMTA Wants Residents to Weigh in on Transit Upgrades Along Mission Street (Mission Local)
  • Muni Dash Cameras Capture Dangerous Behaviors; Crashes Cut in Half in First Year (CBS)
  • Upper Market to See Road Re-Paving, Sewer Replacement Work Through July (Hoodline)
  • Inner Richmond to Get New “City and County Bicycle” Shop at Clement and 3rd Avenue (Richmond)
  • Two SF App Services Send Valets to Park Drivers’ Cars for Them (ABC)
  • DeSoto Cab Changes Name to “Flywheel Taxi” (ExaminerKTVU); Uber Drivers Can Rate Riders (CBS)
  • BART Plans to Test New Cars With Bike Racks on Only One End; Bike East Bay Calls for Both (CBS)
  • Concord Driver Kills Christopher Gonzalez, 14, in Crosswalk (SFGate)
  • CA Assemblymember’s Bill Could Make an Agency Responsible for Reducing Car Traffic on 101 (GC)
  • 75 Percent of CA’s “Clean Car” Carpool Lane Decal Holders Earn Over $100,000 (SF Chronicle)

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  • I don’t get this whole “Flywheel Taxi” thing. Isn’t the point of the app that you can use it to hail any cab? And can’t you still hail Flywheel-branded cabs via the traditional hand-and-whistle method?

  • John

    Uber = Uber app
    Lyft = Lyft app
    DeSoto = ? app
    Flywheel Taxi = Flywheel app
    The flywheel app could become a bigger competitor (licensed taxi companies as well) if other taxi companies followed suit and have more recognition that licensed taxis could be hailed by an app.

  • You seem to be missing the point that Flywheel (the app) is already used by most taxi companies in SF.