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  • February | 2013 | Sidecar
    actions on Saturday night will not distract us from our important mission to revolutionize a transportation model that hasn t innovated in almost half a century Keep Reading February 14 2013 Sidecar Acquires Austin Rideshare Community Heyride Takes Rideshare Nationwide Sidecar side cr the leading on demand rideshare community announced today it has acquired the assets of Heyride Inc an Austin based rideshare community Sidecar uses smartphones to connect everyday drivers with a car with people nearby who need a ride The acquisition immediately builds out Sidecar s operational presence in Austin in time for SXSW 2013 Already popular in San Francisco and Seattle with more than 100 000 connected rides Sidecar will begin rides in Philadelphia Austin and Los Angeles this weekend and is actively recruiting drivers in New York Chicago Washington DC and Boston Keep Reading February 14 2013 LA Philadelphia and Austin Say Hello to Your New Ride Getting around Austin Philadelphia and Los Angeles is getting sweeter this weekend Beginning at 5pm Friday SideCar will be available in these cities every weekend until 3am You can catch a SideCar ride in West LA Santa Monica Venice and Culver City for now and we ll expand to the rest of LA soon Downtown Austin and Philadelphia we ve got you covered Chicago New York Boston and Washington DC you re next Keep Reading February 14 2013 SideCar Matches 100 000 Rides We just celebrated our 100 000th ride As we pave the road for rideshare s future we thought it would be fun to take a look at rideshare s past infographic Keep Reading Categories Promotions News Events Community App Spotlight Cities Choose a City Washington DC Seattle San Francisco Los Angeles Chicago Boston Archives Choose a Month January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September

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  • January | 2013 | Sidecar
    it is about to be Well at least for the 6 000 folks joining me and 162 000 lbs of fresh mountain snow in Seattle Center for Snow Day I already know you re taking a SideCar there but don t forget to drop in to the SideCar Lounge located in the Next 50 Pavilion to say HEY O to our team and take some photos in our photo booth Keep Reading January 3 2013 Suggested Donations Are Here We re always looking for ways to improve the SideCar experience for our community of riders and drivers With today s latest update you ll see that we ve modified our donations model from the floating community average to the more stable suggested donation With over 100 000 rides under our belt we know the average donation for rides all over San Francisco and Seattle We ll put this information to good use by generating a suggested donation based on the average for your ride As always donations are completely voluntary with SideCar Keep Reading January 2 2013 NYE 2013 The Maiden Voyage of The SideBus This New Year s Eve in San Francisco as a way to surprise and delight a few lucky SideCar riders we launched the first ever SideBus Cruising around SF and accepting random rides the SideBus was a completely complimentary affair and could carry up to 20 lucky folks Here s how things went according to our intrepid SideBus Captain City Manager Chris Dally and his loyal crew Jeff and Sumeet Keep Reading Categories Promotions News Events Community App Spotlight Cities Choose a City Washington DC Seattle San Francisco Los Angeles Chicago Boston Archives Choose a Month January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April

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  • December | 2012 | Sidecar
    2012 SideCar Welcomes New Rules for a New Medium Today marks a critical milestone for SideCar and for rideshare The California Public Utilities Commission CPUC has approved a proposal to begin the process of reviewing and modifying existing transportation regulations to accommodate smartphone app companies like SideCar We applaud the CPUC on their decision to move forward with the rulemaking process This is a real win for rideshare because it demonstrates that policymakers are open to innovative technology solutions that make transportation safer more efficient and better for our communities Keep Reading December 18 2012 Destination and Choice Drive Rideshare When we first revved up SideCar back in February 2012 we were determined to create a great experience for a whole community of drivers and riders while staying in line with the current transportation regulations We struggled with one decision in particular should we require the rider to include destination in his or her request thus giving drivers a choice about whether to pick him or her up Keep Reading December 13 2012 HELLLLLLOOOOOO ALEX Your New Seattle City Manager Greetings and salutations darling Seattleites As you might have noticed from the recent tweet splosion SideCar Seattle finally found itself a little City Manager ME Aside from being stoked to be a part of the rapidly changing transportation scene in Seattle I am super excited to get to know all of you I am here to Keep Reading December 11 2012 SideCar Community Driver of the Week Nancy Nancy has spent the last three decades adding color to the beautiful city of San Francisco From Nob Hill to the Castro she s selected colors for homes and business with her consulting business Through this business Nancy and San Francisco know each other by heart Needless to say she is a

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  • November | 2012 | Sidecar
    the letters we have seen from those who have contacted the CPUC to express their support for transportation innovation Keep Reading November 14 2012 SideCar Gets 20K Ticket For Innovating Over Speed Limit Yesterday SideCar received a citation from the CPUC imposing fines of 20 000 and asserting that we are operating a transportation carrier which is like saying Airbnb is a hotel chain that Travelocity is an airline or that eBay is a store We established SideCar to allow drivers and passengers to connect with one another under the safe harbor of the ridesharing provisions of the law We connect a community of like minded people who volunteer to give rides to one another in a safer faster and more convenient way than casual carpool or a bulletin board like Craigslist Keep Reading November 9 2012 SideCar Community Driver of the Week Camille If you re a foodie Camille is your new best friend She knows all of the hot spots around town whether you re chasing Seattle s best cupcake exploring Seattle s Vietnamese scene or craving Indian food and a proper cocktail She is married with a son and on those overcast Seattle days she enjoys hanging out with the boys at home When she leaves the house you can find her owning the dance floor in Capitol Hill s Century Ballroom or enjoying the crisp Seattle air while doing some sort of outdoorsy activity Keep Reading November 8 2012 SideCar s Proceeds This Weekend Will Go To Help Those Affected By Sandy Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast Transportation in New York City was brought to a halt People are displaced and in need of resources and supplies Some of them are dear friends and family of ours Our immediate instinct is to reach out and help the East Coast by launching and deploying SideCar there as fast as possible We want to ease the transportation problems and lend a hand in bringing the community together Keep Reading November 7 2012 David Phillips Joins SideCar as Head of Policy to Help Protect Ridesharing We founded SideCar to revolutionize the way we get around Using smartphone technology we instantly connect everyday drivers with people nearby looking for a ride This idea while simple is actually a movement with global implications We believe information technology is our most significant lever against climate change and urban congestion and can serve as a catalyst for a more connected community Keep Reading November 5 2012 Meet KP Seattle s Very First and Unexpected SideCar Rider It was a rainy Wednesday night in Seattle We Jeff Jay and Blake were in the kitchen of an awesome Airbnb rental in the Wallingford area hanging out with some of Seattle s first drivers We were showing them how the app works answering their questions drinking flavored fizzy water and having a good time We also talked about the plan for the weekend In order to encourage drivers and riders to find each

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  • October | 2012 | Sidecar
    And back in the day I worked in rock n roll for years Howard said I helped produce live shows all over San Francisco and I travelled with Bon Jovi as a cameraman for a little bit Currently he and his wife Sharon own and operate ProactiveParenting net which helps educate parents about non reactive ways to correct child behavior Keep Reading October 11 2012 SideCar Community Driver of the Week Eddy Meet our good friend his name is Eddy He was born and raised in San Francisco lived in Vancouver for a stint and he currently resides in Glen Park Eddy has been driving with SideCar since August and he s been quite popular within the driving community ever since When he isn t cruising around town in his Acura Eddy co manages a dog grooming business in West Portal named The Dog Spa Keep Reading October 10 2012 It s Go Time Today we announced that we have raised a Series A round of 10 million from Lightspeed and Google Ventures It s great to be working with these two firms to help build SideCar Justin Caldbeck from Lightspeed has a lot of experience with two sided markets through his work helping TaskRabbit and GrubHub We are looking forward to his insight and help as a member of the board Joe Kraus from Google Ventures has built several successful companies and knows transportation from his investment in RelayRides Keep Reading October 10 2012 Rideshare Company Sidecar Experiences Explosive Growth Raises Series a Financing of 10 Million from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures Sidecar side cr the leading on demand rideshare network today announced it has raised a Series A financing round of 10 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures Sidecar is a peer to peer community that is rethinking transportation by connecting everyday drivers who have a car with nearby passengers who are looking for an instant affordable environmentally sound and fun way to get around the city The funds will be used to grow the company s operations further develop technology and expand into new markets nationwide Keep Reading October 8 2012 SideCar s Cease and Desist From the PUC Here s a copy of the actual Cease Desist issued to SideCar LLC by the California Public Utilities Commission in August 2012 Keep Reading October 8 2012 SideCar Joins the Cease and Desist Club In August of this year the California Public Utilities Commission informed SideCar that to the extent its services qualify as a charter party carrier the company must cease and desist such operations To the contrary SideCar is a first to market donation based rideshare platform that connects regular riders who need a ride with regular drivers willing to give a ride Payment is voluntary drivers and riders are vetted for safety and drivers use the extra cash to help offset the costs of their vehicles SideCar is not a charter party carrier Keep Reading October 3 2012 A Truly Eventful

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  • September | 2012 | Sidecar
    a perfect fit with the SideCar app Keep Reading September 14 2012 SideCar Story 001 The Missing Envelope I had one of the biggest scares of my life last night in the Mission District San Francisco Someone asked me to bring cash to my roommate for a piece of furniture he had bought from him They gave me an envelope of cash A LOT to carry home Of course I was nervous about carrying that much cash and decided that if I was going to get robbed of my purse as a woman walking home alone then I should actually carry it on my person in my pocket Keep Reading September 13 2012 SideCar Drivers of the Week Candice and Daniel What is the 2012 version of the American dream Is it working from your house overlooking Dolores Park having a creative side gig driving for SideCar in the evenings and travelling the world staying with different Airbnb hosts Sounds a little too good to be true though the Bittencourts disagree Meet Candice and Daniel Keep Reading September 12 2012 Introducing SideCar Stories Drivers and riders have shared A LOT of rides in the SideCar community Thousands upon thousands That s a lot of human connections a lot of personal interactions and of course more than a handful of great stories This new section of our blog is dedicated to showcasing those stories Whether it s new friendships arising from a ride across town or someone in need getting a helping hand SideCar Stories opens the hood on the real magic of SideCar a renewed sense of connection with our community as we move from place to place Keep Reading September 5 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Dustin A true SFist our SideCar Driver of the Week was born

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  • August | 2012 | Sidecar
    Keep Reading August 15 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Nick Originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin Nick and his family moved to San Francisco in April searching for opportunities in tech His wife and children are his favorite treasures and they are settling into the city quite nicely Since April Nick has been marketing his landscaping business through TaskRabbit and he s quickly making a name for himself Keep Reading August 7 2012 The SideCar Guide to Outside Lands In case you haven t heard this weekend is OUTSIDE LANDS Got your tickets and set your personal lineup Awesome us too Planning to take a SideCar to and from the festival Sweet Because of the music festival madness we thought we could make your life a little easier by giving you a few tips tricks for getting around with SideCar this weekend Keep Reading August 2 2012 Win 50 Credit This Weekend by Getting 6 Unique Rides To celebrate two awesome personalization features in our latest app update Choose a Driver Block a Driver Passenger we re launching a sweet challenge this weekend and you can win 50 in SideCar Credit if you complete it All you have to do is complete rides with 6 unique SideCar community drivers between Friday 8 3 and Sunday 8 5 Keep Reading August 1 2012 Brand Spanking New Customize your SideCar with Choose Block Features We ve always thought that crowdsourced transportation would be a lot more fun if you could personalize it Make it your own Sure the pleasant surprise of an awesome new driver or passenger is never going to get old but what if you want to show your favorite drivers how much you appreciate them by choosing them specifically for your next ride On the flip side what if you

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  • June | 2012 | Sidecar
    for a ride home Cars around me headed off in my direction but I had to wait It dawned on me why can t I grab a ride home with one of these people Well now thanks to SideCar I can Over the past four months we ve been working hard to finally bring transportation into the 21st century Keep Reading June 18 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Frederick Born and raised in San Francisco Frederick has been here almost his entire life A successful Concert Jazz Pianist Arranger Musical Director and Composer Frederick has traveled the world with The Leaders and is currently a Staff Accompanist at Cal Berkeley and a faculty member of the Stanford Jazz Workshop Keep Reading June 11 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Melaku Melaku came to the Bay Area from Ethiopia 20 years ago He immediately loved the weather city living and access to a better life While he enjoyed living in San Francisco in his earlier days his current home is San Ramon which is now his favorite Bay Area locale Keep Reading June 1 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Todd Originally from Thailand Todd has been all around the world Six months ago he decided to settle down in the Bay Area due to his adult children s schooling and potential job opportunities Todd now works as a Machine Operator for Hitachi Keep Reading Categories Promotions News Events Community App Spotlight Cities Choose a City Washington DC Seattle San Francisco Los Angeles Chicago Boston Archives Choose a Month January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May

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