Today’s Headlines

  • More on Ford GoBike e-bike (SFChron, Hoodline)
  • Pilot Program, Possible Ban for Scooters (SFExaminer)
  • Chariot Gets Official Permit (Curbed)
  • Supe Calls for Hearing on Late-Night Muni Safety (SFExaminer)
  • Mayor Steers More Money at Filthy Streets (SFGate)
  • Mayor on Housing (SFChron)
  • Study Looks at the Economic Damage Caused by Housing Crisis (Curbed)
  • Home Prices Continue to Surge (SFChron)
  • Why is Affordable Housing Not Happening in the Mission? (Curbed)
  • Civic Center Workshop (Hoodline)
  • Salesforce Park Gondola (Curbed)
  • Commentary: Jane Kim Justifies Opposition to S.B. 827 (SFExaminer)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Rogue Cyclist
  • Ah, more suburban sprawl. Cart before the horse.

  • mx

    Just one catch for the big grand opening: “There will be no BART service to event.”

    Nobody included bus directions either.

  • mx

    Some interesting stats from Bird in San Francisco: 95K rides, 32K riders, average trip 1.5 mi. It also says “1,614 birds,” and I can’t tell if that means a total of 1,614 scooters have been distributed or what.

    Some quick math shows that would work out to around 2/trips/scooter/day (though presumably some number of scooters were out of service during part of the time). Also interesting to see the average customer used the service about three times during a month, though it would be fun to look at the distribution there: is that a few heavy users and lots of one-timers? The interchangeability of Bird, Spin, and Lime also make it hard to know what all is going on there.

    Also, people are wrecking the hell out of them: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj79jq/san-francisco-is-fighting-the-scooter-trend-with-poop-and-vandalism-bird

    https://twitter.com/BirdRide/status/989260770419474432

  • Rogue Cyclist

    This was built alongside the widening of Hwy 4. Ugh.