Seen at an ARCO gas station:
A gasoline-powered minivan is “eco?”
Like I said, IDK.
Back in the day, you’d be able to tell what a taxi was.
But these days, you need to be able to spot teeny tiny little things:
Unless you already know that most of the black Priuses you see in/near the Financh in the daytime are UBER Lyft taxis, some with trade dress, some not, some with license plate holders from far off places like Tracy, Stockton and Daly City, some not, in this Year of Our Lord Two Thousand One Dozen And Four…
They’re gunning for you UBER LYFTERS, these days, the SFPD is, particularly on Market Street.
Harley Davidson = Motor Patrol = all what these popo do all day long is hand out moving violations, mostly. (They mostly come in the daytime, mostly.)
And remember, trade dress = extra scrutiny for you, sry.
1. Erratic driving
2. Toyota Prius
3. Inappropriate double parking – I know it when I see it. You will too after you drive around town for a couple weeks.
4 Trade Dress – you can sort of see it here, a backwards “C,” or an U for Uber, or anything pink for Lyft
5. License plate holder from out of town
Those are the basics.
IDK, like negative five dollars per hour, after factoring in maintenance?
Here’s the fantasy, quite obviously a fever dream from somebody who doesn’t live in Frisco (and that includes the farthest reaches of Frisco County way down there in the South West Corner, you know Daly City North, you know, like ParkMerced):
Here’s the reality:
“I DO know that a lot of these Uber/Lyft cars drive like complete assholes. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting one that blithely drifted into my lane on Franklin going about 35 miles an hour. They routinely just stop wherever they happen to be and throw on the hazards, not giving a single fuck about the line of cars behind them, which is one thing if you’re on deserted 28th and Noriega and quite another if – as I saw this weekend – you’re on very crowded Fell Street, which is essentially a three-lane freeway with timed lights and on which any impediment immediately causes a blocks-long backup. And so on. I’m not advocating getting rid of Uber and Lyft. I’ve used their services and may do so again in the future. But it seems a little crazy that we’ve allowed this many essentially unregistered cabs to flood the streets with no screening process or driver safety and etiquette class or anything. 61 cars in a relatively short time is a lot.”
I don’t object to Parkmerced, but I object to its UBER fantasy commercial.
Here I stand, I can do no other. Is that so wrong?
So what’s happening here?
Are we not going to have SFMTA taxicabs in 2024?
Oh, we will, but they won’t ever injure anybody ever, because…?
VZ2024 is impossible, if only because SFMTA-regulated taxicab accidents will continue to occur in the future. So even something like Vision Zero SFMTA Vehicles 2024 is impossible.
To suggest that there’s even a remote chance of this fantasy coming true is to seriously seriously underestimate the problem..