The New 'Mission Moratorium': Bikeshare
"The Mission District is calling for its second 'moratorium,'" according to an article by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez. "Though a 2015 proposal called on city leaders to stop market-rate development in the neighborhood, citing gentrification fears, this newest moratorium has a different target: bikesharing."
The Ford GoBike (formerly known as Bay Area Bike Share) has recently become a source of scorn from anti-gentrification advocates, after a picture of a "dismantled" Ford GoBike picked up a measure of virality.
Now members of the Calle 24 group, advocates for the Mission District, have asked For GoBike to keep a large swath of the Mission off limits, "including locations near the 16th Street and 24th Street BART Stations," according to Fitzgerald Rodriguez.
"The call for a moratorium follows the tumultuous rollout of Ford GoBike in San Francisco," explains Fitzgerald Rodriguez. "In June, the number of bikes available Bay Area-wide expanded to 3,500," and so far "about 15 stations and 400 bikes have been subject to vandalism…"