Reducing Traffic and Improving Communities with Congestion Pricing

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Stakeholder benefits and issues surrounding the implementation of congestion pricing for San Francisco drivers.

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Reducing Traffic and Improving Communities with Congestion Pricing

  1. 1. CONGESTION PRICING IN SAN FRANCISCO THE TRAILBLAZERS: Justin Bean Kate Drane Jacob Blackshear Jenn Coyle Tim McLaughlin
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The Problem </li></ul><ul><li>The Solution </li></ul><ul><li>History and Successes </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Problem <ul><li>Congestion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>587,300 Work in SF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excessive pollution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>63.1% Drive alone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loss of productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time in Traffic: 100 hrs year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.7 Billion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Solution <ul><li>Congestion Management </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Economic Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Climate Change Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Beautify Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Pedestrian Safety </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Solution <ul><li>Congestion Management </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Economic Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Climate Change Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Beautify Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Pedestrian Safety </li></ul>CONGESTION PRICING
  6. 6. History of Congestion Pricing
  7. 7. Successful Examples Stockholm
  8. 8. Successful Examples Stockholm Rome
  9. 9. Successful Examples Stockholm Rome Singapore
  10. 10. Successful Examples Stockholm Rome Singapore London
  11. 11. How Would it Work? <ul><li>Charges on most congested roads </li></ul><ul><li>Charge ($3-$8) </li></ul><ul><li>Peak hours only </li></ul><ul><li>Smartcard </li></ul><ul><li>Free for residents </li></ul>
  12. 12. Stakeholders Government Business City Residents Special Interest Groups Out-of-town commuters Ecosystem CONGESTION PRICING
  13. 13. Power and Interest Power Interest Commuters City Residents Environment Business Government Special Interest Groups
  14. 14. Effects on Business <ul><li>Effects on Businesses Positive </li></ul><ul><li>• Increased worker productivity </li></ul><ul><li>• Faster delivery </li></ul><ul><li>More sales: faster, easier, </li></ul><ul><li>more pleasant customer experience </li></ul><ul><li>Stockholm: 5% increase in customer traffic </li></ul><ul><li>London: 22% reported positive impact on business </li></ul><ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><li>• Higher Costs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Effects on Business
  16. 16. Government <ul><ul><li>Value Alignment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Happy constituents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New revenue sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>keep people happy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voters dislike Taxes / Increased Costs / Freedom Infringement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative reaction from businesses </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Communities <ul><ul><li>Value Alignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less traffic Less pollution Faster average road speeds Improved quality of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Harms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative impacts on neighborhood parking in adjacent neighborhoods. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Special Interest
  19. 19. Commuters <ul><ul><li>Value Alignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Benefits Faster, cheaper, easier commute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrians: fewer fatalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bikers: fewer drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers: faster commutes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Transit: New Revenues = Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Harms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers: More Expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Transit: Overcrowding = </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uncomfortable </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Benefits for San Francisco <ul><li>Increase revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Shift traffic patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaner air </li></ul><ul><li>Increase incentives for mass transit </li></ul>
  21. 21. Congestion Pricing is: <ul><li>“ the single greatest step we can take to protect our environment and improve our quality of life” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom </li></ul></ul>

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