I‘ve been thinking a lot about mobility following the brouhaha over dock-less scooters in San Francisco.

The first thing that really struck me is that if we were to start over on how we wanted to design our city, from scratch, we’d do almost everything differently, even decisions we’ve made pretty recently.

The Ford GoBikes are a terrible compromise. The company that developed them needed to make them secure, so they made them heavy. The SFMTA didn’t want to upset the tourist rental market, so they have a 30-minute limit. …

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Site Reliability Engineer in San Francisco — musings on technology. All opinions are my own.

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