19979Re: [CF] New Apple HQ to "Render Cars Invisible"
- Mar 13, 2014
> Are there any plans to improve the bus service when the=v= I haven't heard of any.
> office is opened ?
=v= There's a controversy underway about tech companies in the
region with private bus fleets. These are large luxury buses
with wifi so people can work on their way into work. :^\ The
most visible one is the Google Bus, which would be the best
search term if you're looking for news about this. My favorite
article is this one by Jason Henderson:
=v= Part of the controversy involves skyrocketing rents and thus
displacement by gentrification in San Francisco, another part is
that these private fleets are using the public transit systems'
bus stops. (They also park in bike lanes, but for some reason
the bike coalition hasn't made an isse of that.)
=v= Stamen Design sent bike messengers with GPS to follow the
buses around San Francisco and mapped out their routes:
Here's a more recent story, tallying up the number to times an
Apple Bus passes one residence:
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