commented on Is Someone Sabotaging Seattle Cyclists With Upholstery Tacks?
In the age of video surveillance, might there be some evidence of the saboteur somewhere? Perhaps from SDOT or some of the businesses along Westlake?
I'm sure that giving bikers flat tires registers doenn't register high on the police radar, but said flat tires could result in a bad accident. This is malicious and potentially dangerous.
commented on How Uber and Lyft Reduce Taxi Cab Racism
Hey Charles, I'm sorry you had a hard time hailing a cab in Vancouver. If it makes you feel better (and I know it probably doesn't), the cab drivers in Vancouver drive like bats out of hell anyway. I've had safer experiences with tuk tuk drivers in Asia.
Every time I hear someone complain about Uber or Lyft, I plug Flywheel as an alternative. It really is a lot better. Like Uber or Lyft, Flywheel is a hailing app (so the driver can't see the color of your skin) that you can use to pay for your trip. Unlike Uber or Lyft, it uses actual cab drivers, who are all vetted, licensed and insured. Plus, there is no surge pricing.
Unfortunately, Flywheel isn't in Vancouver. But I use it in Seattle all the time.