Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tag: Lyft

Lies of the “sharing economy” start to collapse

The “sharing-economy” companies like Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb have managed to avoid the regulations that govern taxis and hotels largely by insisting that they are in a different business,...

The attack on local zoning control

  DECEMBER 8, 2015 -- My last story about the continuing power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission ended with a question: do...

Lee avoids tough questions in mayoral debate

The challengers did the best they could, but a weak format allowed Lee to duck any criticism of his record By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 9, 2015 – Mayor Ed Lee showed...

Mayors sneak into Uber behind police barricades

Local leaders pay homage to a company that got rich breaking local laws By Tim Redmond JUNE 22, 2015 -- The US Conference of Mayors ended its San Francisco convention today...

Uber, the Conference of Mayors, and the taxi drivers

Expect protests from (real) cab drivers as Uber helps host US Conference of Mayors -- just as that company is getting hit for failing to treat its workers as...

Leap buses are nice — unless you are in a wheelchair

The startup service has no room for people with mobility issues. Why do tech companies always get away with everything? By Tim Redmond APRIL 7, 2015 – The launch of Leap,...

The Crappie Awards highlight the worst in tech

While the rich and their acolytes celebrated at Davies Hall, the fun was outside on the streets By Calindra Revier February 6, 2015 – As the local tech industry was celebrating...

Politics on Tuesday: The Transbay deal gets slammed by the Chron — and may be dead anyway

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – The staid and pro-development ol' Chron has gotten all feisty and populist on its editorial page, with a strong piece Monday morning denouncing...

Newsom may have to answer for lawsuit against SF

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 14, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be in the spotlight this week, when the State Lands Commission meets in San Francisco to talk, among...

Uber whines about insurance rules that would level the playing field

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 12, 2014 -- If you believe a recent letter from Uber, a bill pending in the state Legislature would mandate that ride-sharing companies carry “twenty times...