When it was announced last month that Avis was buying Zipcar for half an Instagram, I couldn't help but (briefly) wonder what their contribution to the ride-sharing service would be. Now we have a little bit of a hint: a nice, light sprinkling of “no bike parking” signage around the Mission!
While it instinctively seems 'pretty fucking dick' to be down on bikes in one of the most bike-friendly neighborhoods in a remarkably bike-friendly city, it does make pretty sound marketing sense. After all, it's pretty rude to remind their customer's that their business will be obsolete once we run out of oil. Or something.