Today’s Headlines

  • Tom Maguire Interim SFMTA Head (SFChronSFExaminer)
  • Lyft Wins Ruling For Exclusive Bike Rental Rights (SFChron)
  • More on Buses Returning to Salesforce Transit Center (Hoodline)
  • BART’s New Wishful Thinking Bathroom Signs (SFGate)
  • NIMBY’s Sue Over Embarcadero Navigation Center (SFGate, SFExaminer, SFWeekly)
  • More on Proposed Housing Bond (Curbed)
  • Oakland to Close Fruitvale Street Where Homeless Park (SFChron)
  • Mapping Berkeley Crashes (Berkeleyside)
  • Kanye Takes on Housing Crisis (MercNews)
  • Commentary: Build Teacher Housing (SFExaminer)
  • Commentary: Will BART Auditor be Able to do Her Job? (EastBayTimes)

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  • Jeffrey Baker

    Oakland has a number of quite useless streets, including the one by the Home Depot and numerous other streets all around the periphery of the city wherever it meets a natural or man-made barrier. Consider the stub end of Franklin where it hits I-880. This street serves no useful purpose except as parking for a handful of cars and some rough camping behind the buildings. These are all pieces of the puzzle of Oakland’s wasted public spaces.

  • mx

    “Lyft Wins Ruling For Exclusive Bike Rental Rights”

    The city should play hardball here. There are plenty of levers it can use to ensure that Lyft does not have a bikeshare monopoly. Ticket Lyft drivers en masse. Invoke the “special event” provision in the MTC bikeshare agreement and declare a special event requiring Lyft to remove a hundred stations with 48 hours notice, just to be obnoxious. Station a health inspector permanently in the company cafeteria and start handing out fines. Move the Lyft pickup zone at SFO four miles away from the terminal. Whatever. Lyft wants a war: the city can use its powers to show what it can do.

  • Mario Tanev

    Isn’t Lyft violating it’s contract by not delivering the number of bicycles it had agreed to?

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I think by a narrow reading of their contract they violate it every time a dock runs out of bikes, or is completely filled with bikes.

  • Mario Tanev

    The contract has a violation clause allowing MTC to reduce the term of the initial contract if availability is not meant. There is also a termination clause for more egregious violations.