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  • News | Sidecar
    Rolls In to Washington D C Sidecar side cr the instant rideshare community launches today in Washington D C The company now operates in nine U S markets having launched in Chicago Boston and Brooklyn N Y just last week Sidecar launched in San Francisco in 2012 and has operations in Los Angeles Philadelphia Austin and Seattle Keep Reading March 22 2013 DC Loves Rideshare and SideCar Loves DC DC meets SideCar tonight and we predict a perfect match Did you know the Washington DC area s love affair with rideshare dates back about 35 years Each day an estimated 10 000 commuters line up at pre arranged locations where everyday drivers pick them up for a shared ride to or from work This community driven instant carpool is called slugging and it reduces the amount of cars on the road and helps people save time and money DC loves rideshare In fact 93 of residents polled said DC would benefit from a new rideshare program Keep Reading March 15 2013 Boston Chicago Brooklyn Your Ride Has Arrived Good morning Boston Chicago and Brooklyn say hello to your new ride Tonight SideCar rolls into town giving you a more affordable greener fun and all around better way to get around town We ve matched more than 100 000 shared rides in San Francisco Seattle Austin Philadelphia and Los Angeles Come roll with us this weekend and find out why we re on our way to becoming the 1 way to get around town Keep Reading March 8 2013 Our Case to DefendSharing This morning SideCar filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin The future of rideshare in Austin is at stake Help us defendsharing and sign our petition on Change org We believe the Austin Transportation Department has misinterpreted its City Code and that rideshare is legal and protected under Austin transportation law Keep Reading March 2 2013 Hey Austin and Philly Ride Free Tonight We want you to experience the joy of rides matched through SideCar without having to constantly check your rear view mirror for overzealous regulators who don t get what we do SideCar is a safe affordable and fun way to get around 80 of people who try SideCar try it again Give us a shot for free and see for yourself Keep Reading February 27 2013 Do You Believe in Sharing Transportation is too important to close the door on innovation We created SideCar because we have a vision to leverage technology to empower communities to solve their own transportation problems Ridesharing isn t a commercial transaction it s the community pulling together to fix transportation The question is will the community stand up for what is right and not let the buddies of taxi companies run the show Keep Reading February 25 2013 Philadelphia Give Sharing a Chance On Saturday SideCar was the target of an orchestrated sting operation conducted by the Philadelphia Parking Authority PPA which regulates taxis The citations wrongly assert

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  • Community | Sidecar
    around in a way that s more fun efficient and safe Woohoo Keep Reading December 24 2012 SideCarSanta Delivers Hundreds of Toys Last week we wrapped our First Annual SideCarSanta Drive for Toys Thanks to our amazing rideshare community we donated over 250 toys to kids in need this year in San Francisco and Seattle And as promised we are giving iPad Minis to the rider driver in the SideCarSanta photo with the most Instagram likes Here s the winning photo 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 huge fan of The City by The Bay the

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  • San Francisco | Sidecar
    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 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 huge fan of The City by The Bay the design the architecture the character the colors and the people Keep Reading December 4 2012 Rideshare Rolls On Your Voice is Being Heard We are humbled by the amazing support we ve received from people in San Francisco and beyond in support of ridesharing services like SideCar Over 6 400 people have signed the Change org petition to encourage the CPUC to support ridesharing and transportation innovation We have come together in support of ridesharing and we re pleased to report progress has been made on all sides This morning the CPUC released an Order Instituting Rulemaking OIR a proposal to initiate a proceeding to modify the existing CPUC transportation regulations Keep Reading November 30 2012 Join Our First Annual SideCarSanta Drive for Toys The holiday spirit is in full effect at SideCar and we d like you to help us give back to the community through our first annual Drive for Toys How many toys are we giving away Well that s entirely up to you How it works Don a Santa s cap snap a photo with your SideCar driver rider post it to Instagram tagging SideCarSanta and we ll donate a toy for every tagged photo to a child in need Keep Reading November 16 2012 Your Support Has Been Amazing We re Just Getting Started Since the story broke on Wednesday about the 20K fines that SideCar Uber and Lyft received from the CPUC we have been amazed by the outpouring of support we ve seen from concerned citizens from California and beyond Over 5 000 people have signed the petition to encourage the CPUC to support ridesharing services like SideCar We ve been humbled by the supportive comments we ve seen on Facebook the encouraging tweets and the letters we have seen from those who have contacted the CPUC to express their support for transportation innovation Keep Reading October 22 2012 Help Us Find San Francisco s 500th Driver and Get 500 We gave our first ride back in February Since then over 400 amazing drivers have joined the SideCar San Francisco community With new drivers coming online every week we re on track to welcome Driver 500 very soon To celebrate we re offering 500 in SideCar ride credit to anyone who refers the lucky 500th driver Keep Reading October 18 2012 SideCar

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  • Blog | Sidecar
    Beach Since driving for Sidecar Chelsea has been able to save money for school However if she wasn t a college student her hard earned money would go towards her love of music First on her list is buying a new banjo Chelsea also knows some of the great hidden gems in Long Keep Reading November 3 2014 Sidecar Expands Shared Rides to Chicago and San Diego Chicago and San Diego your Shared Ride has arrived Starting today you can share a ride with someone heading your way and cut your cost in half Shared Rides are not only cheaperthan your taxi ride they ll get you across town for just a bit more than the cost of public transit or your morning Keep Reading November 3 2014 California Rules Sidecar Shared Rides OK to Operate Update The CPUC has changed its mind about Shared Rides On Tuesday November 4 Commissioner Peevey issued a new ruling superseding the previous ruling from October 31 In December the full CPUC will begin a review of the application of the law to Shared Rides We no longer have permission to operate Shared Rides until that review is complete Our Keep Reading October 28 2014 DC Gets New Rideshare Rules We are thrilled to report that the DC Council passed groundbreaking legislation today that supports the continued operation of rideshare in the nation s capital We applaud the bill sponsors Council members Mary Cheh and David Grosso and the entire City Council for approving new rules that will allow safe and affordable transportation options like Sidecar Keep Reading October 22 2014 Sidecar Seattle Gets Green Light It s official Seattle Sidecar is here to stay Sidecar has just received its Transportation Network Company TNC license in Seattle and King County This is great news

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  • Promotions | Sidecar
    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 December 29 2012 Seattle SideCar Love on NYE RideOnSEA The SideCar welcome here in Seattle these last couple months has been so warm I feel like I m wrapped up in a Pendleton all day every day I mean it we might be the new kids on the block but we re growing like crazy As I was writing the NYE event post I stopped and asked myself Alex before this season of giving is through what more can SideCar do for the beautiful people of Seattle who have so embraced their new role as rideshare revolutionaries Yes my thoughts really are that long Keep Reading December 24 2012 SideCarSanta Delivers Hundreds of Toys Last week we wrapped our First Annual SideCarSanta Drive for Toys Thanks to our amazing rideshare community we donated over 250 toys to kids in need this year in San Francisco and Seattle And as promised we are giving iPad Minis to the rider driver in the SideCarSanta photo with the most Instagram likes Here s the winning photo Keep Reading November 30 2012 Join Our First Annual SideCarSanta Drive for Toys The holiday spirit is in full effect at SideCar and we d like you to help us give back to the community through our first annual Drive for Toys How many toys are we giving away Well that s entirely up to you How it works Don a Santa s cap snap a photo with your SideCar driver rider post it to Instagram tagging SideCarSanta and we ll donate a toy for every tagged photo to a child in need Keep Reading October 22 2012 Help Us Find San Francisco s 500th Driver and Get 500 We gave our first ride back in February Since then over 400 amazing drivers have joined the SideCar San Francisco community With new drivers coming online every week we re on track to welcome Driver 500 very soon To celebrate we re offering 500 in SideCar ride credit to anyone who refers the lucky 500th driver Keep Reading October 19 2012 Calling All Seattle Drivers It is with incredible excitement that we announce a new addition to the SideCar family SideCarSEA To celebrate our upcoming Seattle launch and spread some love we ve put together a little offer for our favorite peeps in the world you Refer a Seattle driver and receive 100 in SideCar ride credit if they drive during the month of November 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

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  • News | Sidecar
    point safety system that includes community feedback on drivers GPS tracking of the vehicles electronic background checks and our unique ability to share details of a trip with others Keep Reading December 20 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 4 2012 Rideshare Rolls On Your Voice is Being Heard We are humbled by the amazing support we ve received from people in San Francisco and beyond in support of ridesharing services like SideCar Over 6 400 people have signed the Change org petition to encourage the CPUC to support ridesharing and transportation innovation We have come together in support of ridesharing and we re pleased to report progress has been made on all sides This morning the CPUC released an Order Instituting Rulemaking OIR a proposal to initiate a proceeding to modify the existing CPUC transportation regulations Keep Reading November 16 2012 Your Support Has Been Amazing We re Just Getting Started Since the story broke on Wednesday about the 20K fines that SideCar Uber and Lyft received from the CPUC we have been amazed by the outpouring of support we ve seen from concerned citizens from California and beyond Over 5 000 people have signed the petition to encourage the CPUC to support ridesharing services like SideCar We ve been humbled by the supportive comments we ve seen on Facebook the encouraging tweets and 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 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

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  • Community | Sidecar
    as fast as possible We want to ease the transportation problems and lend a hand in bringing the community together 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 other online at the same time we start in a new market with limited hours Keep Reading October 18 2012 SideCar Community Driver of the Week Howard Howard is a family man He is married with two sons all of whom live in San Francisco 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 September 26 2012 SideCar Community Driver of the Week Liz A New Jersey native who has gradually moved west since birth Liz left the East Coast after high school for a field hockey scholarship at Western Illinois University Lured by the California dream Liz continued her western move after college She landed in The Golden State twenty five years ago to pursue her career in sales and marketing and has dabbled in multiple ventures since then Keep Reading September 25 2012 What s it Like to Drive with SideCar Oh a little something like this Keep Reading September 20 2012 SideCar Community Driver of the Week Dev Meet Dev He s a YouTube sensation a Big Brother mentor and the SideCar Community Driver of the Week Well he isn t a sensation ON YouTube yet but he is a part of the YouTube team in San Bruno Dev on behalf of the SideCar Team thank you for every second of amazing content on your website If I had a dime for every cat I ve seen on YouTube anyway thanks Keep Reading September 14 2012 SideCar Story 001 The Missing Envelope I had one of the biggest scares of

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  • San Francisco | Sidecar
    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 August 29 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Shawn Shawn has been in the Bay Area since 2002 when he started at UC Berkeley Since then he s picked up and moved into the city living in the Inner Richmond for a little over three years now Shawn now works for a non profit Pacific Community Ventures providing jobs and economic growth to low and middle income communities Keep Reading August 22 2012 SideCar Driver of the Week Kate Hoosier favorite SideCar driver Our pick this week is Indiana native and Purdue alumna Kate She has been living in the beautiful Bay for 4 years including Berkeley and San Francisco and she s a huge fan of the great outdoors by that I mean nature not the John Candy Dan Aykroyd movie Keep Reading August 15 2012 SideCar

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