State may require rideshare companies to own fleet of wheelchair accessible cars

As cabbies flee the taxi industry to drive for so-called rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, specially made taxis for the disabled...

Broken bodies, broken lives

Lax rideshare regulations put drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk

Mayor Lee addresses Google bus controversy

At a press conference on affordable housing today, the Guardian asked Mayor Ed Lee about San Francisco’s favorite pinata: tech buses. The monstrous private...

Freedom is slavery, privacy is theft

BOOKS ISSUE: 'The Circle' projects Bay Area technology culture into a dystopian near-future

Shareable, smearable

After writing critically about problems in the business models of so-called "shareable economy" companies in last week's issue — including our cover story on...

Taxis reinvent themselves to be more like Lyft

August 9, 2013
For all the (justified) grumbling about the business models of ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber, the so-called ridesharing revolution may prove to be...

Lawsuit over injury from airborne fire hydrant tests Uber’s insurance practices

Uber's policy on insuring its drivers will soon be taken for a test drive, as the company that runs the mobile app-based ride requesting...

Driven to take risks

Lyft has infuriated the taxi industry, but its drivers are also hurt by difficulties getting insurance coverage

Get tough with defiant disrupters

EDITORIAL It may sometimes seem like we at the Bay Guardian don't like the technology industry, but nothing could be further from the truth....

Walls of the Internet

From back alleys to Facebook walls: the street art-tech connection is heating up -- and changing SF's street scene

The hype, reality, and accountability of collaborative consumption

Collaborative consumption, aka the shareable economy – the labels given to a new generation of Internet-based companies that facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges of goods and...

The ride-share parasites

A cab driver makes the case against deregulation

Faux cabs: A tourism industry perspective

April 15, 2013
I got a fascinating letter from a person who's worked in the tourism business in San Francisco for many years, and he's very worried...

Dealing with the faux cabs

April 11, 2013
Lots of comments on my article outlining the problems with the fake cabs that are riding around town without medallions or proper screening. The...

What cabs really do

Don't deregulate cabs out of being the essential city service that they are

The cost of fake cabs

Start-ups could put the city $300 million in the hole

Time to enforce the law

Airbnb owes the city some money -- will we ever collect?

Lyft to take on Muni routes

April 1, 2013
In an announcement that could transform transportation policy in San Francisco, the startup company Lyft is prepared to take over some of the most...

Are the new ride-shares unsafe?

February 7, 2013
Interesting letter to sfist, which typically loves the new rideshare companies like Lyft and Sidecar. The writer, apparently a cab driver, makes clear why...

More unregulated cabs on the street

February 1, 2013
So the state regulators have decided that it's just fine for companies that pretend not to be taxi operators to operate taxis in San...

A cab driver’s lament

Regulatory framework is to blame for a crappy cab system -- and companies that dodge safety guidelines aren't helping

Cabs v. Lyft et. al. isn’t just about tech

November 19, 2012
Of course the Chron portrays it as "The latest battle pitting disruptive high-tech innovators against old-school industries and regulators," because that makes for good...

The unregulated cabs

Community taxi apps seem like a good idea -- but they're going to put people out of work