Friday A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. East wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night Rain, mainly after 7pm. Low around 45. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
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In future of transit news, Business Insider covers Caroline Samponaro's role as head of policy for bikes, scooters, and transportation for Lyft:
‘Bikes are transportation too:’ Lyft just made a big hire that confirms the company's ambitions extend well beyond cars https://t.co/6hmTr1Mecd— Business Insider (@businessinsider) December 13, 2018
Increasingly, the people who were instrumental in creating our bicycle infrastructure are now in a position to use technology to protect them:
Not only will you soon be able to book a bike in the same screen as a shared or private car ride, Samponaro — along with her boss, former Department of Transportation chief Anthony Foxx — are ensuring there's a thoughtful crossover between the modes in a way that keeps everyone safe.
"We partnered with advocates and the city to get ahead of protected bike lanes within our app, " explained Samponaro, "by geo-fencing the bike route so that we create a dedicated drop-off and pickup location for drivers so they aren't double parking in the bike lane."
We'll have to see if geo-fencing can do what the NYPD have been unable or unwilling to do.
In any case, who would have thought that bikes and scooters (and our top bike advocates) would be playing instrumental roles in the next wave of big tech IPOs?
Uber and Lyft are leading the way in the gig economy by going public. https://t.co/R6GAZHgN0u— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 12, 2018
In addition to trying to conquer ride-hailing, Uber acquired the bike-share startup Jump, dove into the electric scooter wars by investing in Lime, and has continued to pour billions into self-driving car research as it spars with Google’s Waymo. Lyft, too, has moved beyond ride-hailing; it acquired the bike-sharing network Motivate (which operates New York’s Citi Bike) and is debuting electric scooters of its own. Lyft also jumped into the self-driving car space by acquiring the augmented reality startup Blue Vision Labs.
Meanwhile, Uber may be going scooter shopping:
The company seems to have decided that its best path for acquiring a leadership position in this market is to literally acquire the leaders. The Information reports that Uber has held talks with Bird on a possible “multibillion-dollar” acquisition and, as a fallback, Uber has also been talking to smaller competitor Lime as well.
And even Staten Island city council members are pushing for legalization:
“We broke a lot of rules” to make this video on how awesome electric scooters are, and how the @NYCCouncil should pass @FCabreraNY legislation to #LegalizeIt in #NYC 🛴 🛴 🛴 🛴 🛴 🛴 Enjoy the video! pic.twitter.com/lzOL0238E5— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) December 13, 2018
Sick edit, brah.