SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco private high school, Urban High School is currently trying to ensure the safety of its students by banning rideshare services like Lyft and Uber to drop off anyone near school grounds.
On Wednesday, March 22, the school put up signs saying, “No rideshare on this block. No pick up or drop off on Page Street between Masonic and Ashbury.”
The school issued the following statement: “These services tend to stop right in the middle of the block, often on the very busy crosswalk that connects our two campuses, creating major safety issues.”
The San Francisco Police Department reported that traffic and parking rules are expected to be applied regardless of who is driving behind the wheel.
Urban High School told ABC 7 news that rideshare cars are welcome to use an established drop-off zone in front of the school just like private vehicles, as long as they follow the rules and don’t stop in random places.
The school, founded in 1966, is a co-educational private high school located in the Haight-Ashbury District. It is known to be highly selective of its student body. Currently, the school has over 400 students enrolled in grades 9-12, with a faculty of 76 individuals.