City’s partnership with Uber, Lyft stalls
Refusal to share data puts plan to subsidize downtown rides in limbo
Last year, Mountain View officials entered a deal to underwrite the costs of downtown Uber and Lyft rides in exchange for data to help guide the city’s future transportation planning. But after nearly a year of discussions, city officials say they are no closer to reaching an agreement because both companies refuse to share their trip data…(more)
Documents reveal which streets SF is considering for Uber, Lyft curb pilot
By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt
A list of areas where parking spaces may be converted into Uber and Lyft loading zones has been narrowed to eight streets across The City, from the Marina District and Hayes Valley to the Inner Sunset and Fisherman’s Wharf, according to documents obtained by the San Francisco Examiner…
Those streets are Hayes Street between Laguna and Gough streets in Hayes Valley, Clement Street between Fifth and Seventh avenues in the Inner Richmond, Irving Street between Eighth and 10th avenues in the Inner Sunset, Chestnut Street between Scott and Fillmore streets in the Marina District, 24th Street between Castro and Church streets in Noe Valley, Bay Street between Powell and Columbus streets in North Beach, and perhaps Howard Street — either between Second and Fremont streets or Third and Fourth streets — in South of Market… (more)
Not sure how they will add any more curb space use to 24tht Street that is already overwhelmed with tech buses.