San Francisco does have a real problem: Hundreds of private commuter shuttles move through the city every day, collecting people who work in Silicon Valley but can’t bear the thought of living there (with some ingenious sleuthing, Wired’s Kevin Poulsen just counted 36 Apple buses passing by his house on an average day). These shuttles clog city streets. Sometimes they block public bus stops. In a city wary of the rising might of tech giants, these things have come to constitute a massive (and exclusive) parallel transit network that competes for space with publicly funded transportation.
Reminds me of a time lapse of commuting hours at a NYC subway/train station from several decades ago. The biggest difference is perhaps the way people dressed back then. Even so, it was fascinating to see, and I’m glad that piece of history was captured.