July 25, 2017

Drivers visiting Lyft Hub invade Potrero Hill

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Lyft drivers maneuver cars around 26th and Kansas streets near the Lyft Hub in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood Wedenesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner) Potrero Hill neighbors are far from tickled pink over their new neighbor, Lyft.

The ride-hail company known for its iconic pink mustache opened a “Lyft Hub” to help drivers with service needs in the east-side neighborhood last November, and the swelling car traffic has neighbors at wit’s end.

“This has been hell,” said Roz Hauge-Foster, a neighbor who lives across the street from the hub, which is located at 2300 26th St. She said the company has turned the neighborhood “into their private parking lot.”

Dozens of neighbors have complained to Supervisor Malia Cohen, who represents the area where the hub is located, prompting the supervisor to explore limiting where in The City companies can draw so many vehicles.

Though no new law has been proposed, Cohen and the San Francisco Planning Department will meet as soon as next week to look at potential new zoning laws, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

It’s not the first time San Francisco has seen a tech company move into a building and begin drawing hundreds of cars a day, Cohen said. Food-delivery service […]

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