Can’t find a cab at 2am? How about a rickshaw?


Just don’t say you live in the Presidio, because that would be a loooooong ride. On the other hand, it’s a lot easier for wasted people to puke over the side of this contraption than out the window of a cab.  Of course, perhaps you might be inclined to skip the cab altogether and simply take a nap on the hood of a parked car instead.


19 Responses to “Can’t find a cab at 2am? How about a rickshaw?”

  1. simon stark says:

    why use a cab or this when there’s black car service.

  2. Bilbo says:

    But in all serious – SF is not a very good place for pedicabs. I can see why they’re out near the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s wharf, but even in the Mission it’s not truly flat in most places. While this might be barely noticeable on a bike, in a pedicab with passengers even the smallest incline can become brutal. So, if you get picked up on Valencia and you want to go to 26th and San Jose, that’s not the easiest ride. Anywhere west of there will be even more brutal. Even going up to the park on 19th would be a chore with a full load.

    • SOMA is pretty flat — sounds like a win-win for outta-work bike messengers and Moscone Center bound conventioneers.

      • Bilbo says:

        Yeah, that’s probably the best area, especially with the crowds. Market downtown would be good, too. Pedicabbing is all about trying to minimize your time spent moving while empty, so the best spots will be where a shit ton of people congregate. I never found bar pedicabbing to be anywhere near as profitable as daytime tourist pedicabbing and the tourists are less annoying.

        Giants games are also a great place to do it.

  3. Old Mission Neighbor says:

    use lyft/uber/sidecar. what’s a cab?

  4. P.D.Bird says:

    We want to be car free SF then this should be strongly embraced.

  5. MrEricSir says:

    You know what venue would be an appropriate place for the rickshaw to stop at?

  6. GG says:

    These are from the Salesforce convention happening at Moscone. Dude was probably just on his way home, or to wherever the pedicabs are being stored.

  7. TinyTim says:


    Walking is an option.

  8. Rob T says:

    Another alert:
    Pretty much the entire Mission east of Valencia is flat as a tortilla.

  9. scum says:

    I heard a rumor that some of the dudes you see pushing shopping carts will give you a lift for some coinage. Look for the one with 211 Steel Reserve displayed.

    • Lamb says:

      They take forever to get you anywhere, dragging their feet and shit.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Funny you should mention that. On the drive to work today I saw a shopping cart being used as a makeshift wheelchair. One hobo pushing a cart with the other, leg-encasted hobo riding inside.

  10. Dude! says:

    Is there an app for that?