Are you a San Francisco tech turd who’s tired of waiting for MUNI buses that don’t arrive on time, or are too crowded to let anyone on when they do? Are you the type of person who would like to extricate yourself from the realities of the city you live in in order to better curate your environment? Did you ever dream about fucking your iPhone? Then there’s a new service that’s perfect for you. It’s called Leap, and it’s a new startup that wants to change the way San Franciscans get to work.
Leap is the latest in a series of companies that’s looking to improve upon the outmoded models of transportation by providing a more bespoke commuting experience for the harried professional coder. For now the series of buses, which look more like a design store show room or a cafe where an espresso costs $39, run every 10-15 minutes around the city, and cost $6 per ride. You board by scanning your phone, can order snacks from a bus attendant, and take a seat at one of the lounge-style chairs, or along a work space complete with USB ports.
“We’re really building an entirely different experience inside. Every single material in this bus was really thought through,” co-founder Kyle Kirchhoff said via TechCrunch. “This is kind of a blend between a coffee shop, a workspace and something that feels like your living room.”
And the best part? Not a single poor person in sight.