Remember back in the day, when the “rage-inducing” ARCO gas station at 1175 Fell was making the news for blocking traffic, particularly bikes on Fell Street? Take a gander all the way back to 2007:
The 76 you can see on the right became a Spirit gas station and that basically solved the bulk of the traffic problem because Spirit, unlike pricey 76, had copycat pricing and would generally match the ARCO within a penny or so. The salutary effect was no more lines of idling cars on the dedicated bike lane.
But the Spirit stopped selling gas a few days ago so we’re back to “normal.” See?
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Such are the travails of the purveyors of the cheapest gas in San Francisco – too many customers. This will all get solved if and when the Spirit starts selling gas again.