Articles tagged “san francisco”

San Francisco Banishes Scooters From Its Streets Until They Get Permitted

San Francisco Banishes Scooters From Its Streets Until They Get Permitted

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

This spring, hundreds of dockless bicycles and scooters popped up on the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco. This week the city put a halt to it. But don't worry. About 1,250 scooters may be permitted soon.

3 months ago

Pot Tourism to Expand Into San Francisco Lounges

Pot Tourism to Expand Into San Francisco Lounges

Paul Elias, Associated Press

All these years after President Reagan, we still crack down on communities of color for nonviolent drug offenses, but now, we make sure that a privileged class of purveyors of the same weed can safely operate tasting rooms for tourists. It's no accident that the lounge referenced here is in "a once-rundown neighborhood that is gentrifying."

5 months ago

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Ridesharing Firm Turo Over Its Airport Operation

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Ridesharing Firm Turo Over Its Airport Operation

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

How will the courts define Turo — as a rental car company or a marketplace? We've heard this song before and the refrain has been mixed.

7 months ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

1 year ago

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

2 years ago

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Airbnb has proven it can innovate better than nearly any other travel brand. But we keep coming back to this issue over and over.

2 years ago

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

The mayor was one of the leads on the existing Airbnb law that hasn't worked for the city, so this was expected. But we'll see what the city does next.

2 years ago

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Associated Press

If the two parties could negotiate in good faith for the better of both citizens of San Francisco and visitors alike ... we wouldn't be so cynical about things like this.

2 years ago

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

San Francisco let Airbnb write its own law, which soon became clear was unworkable without Airbnb's help. That didn't happen, so now the city is trying to solve the problem a different way.

2 years ago

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

The CDA has been stretched so far to allow so many kinds of behavior by Internet companies that this is a nice victory for common sense.

2 years ago

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

Greg Oates, Skift

By segmenting the personalities of their individual neighborhoods, cities like San Francisco have more options to align their visitor experiences with different visitor profiles. That customization helps cities expand their destination image, build destination loyalty, and boost repeat visitation.

2 years ago

Airbnb Wants to Strike a Deal With Politicians in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Wants to Strike a Deal With Politicians in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb is finally trying to meet lawmakers and housing advocates in the middle, but it's unclear if it's willing to provide cities enough access to its data to know if the proposed guidelines will be met.

2 years ago