SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
December 14, 2010
Study Findings and Feedback
San Francisco
Mobility, Access...
What is congestion pricing?
Package of projects manage
congestion
Fee paid by motorists using
congested areas or roads at
...
Why study congestion pricing?
Bay Area is among top 5 most congested regions
in the nation (Texas Transportation Institute...
Courtesy, SF Planning Department
View from Treasure Island |View from Treasure Island | Skyline todaySkyline today
Courtesy, SF Planning Department
View from Treasure Island |View from Treasure Island | According to the Transbay PlanAcco...
Our Citywide development goals rely on improving the
downtown core:
Strengthen the city’s regional competitiveness
Create ...
Our Citywide development goals rely on improving the
downtown core:
Strengthen the city’s regional competitiveness
Create ...
How congestion pricing could work
Fee Analyzed
Weekdays Weekends
Discounts Analyzed
Disabled Drivers
Zone Residents
Low-in...
AM/PM Northeast Cordon performs best
9
Laguna
18th Street
Northeast Cordon
(AM/PM, $3)
www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter....
Reinvestment of funds—program could generate $60-80M/yr
10
Up-front/Day One:
San Francisco
BRT in key corridors (Van Ness,...
A measured approach – candidate pilot programs
11
In the near-term, a pilot would:
Respond to public feedback
Demonstrate ...
Scenario Comparison – by the numbers
NE Cordon
(AM/PM)
NE Cordon
(PM, outbound)
Fee analyzed $3 am/pm
both directions
$6 p...
Public Workshop Series (local and regional):
4 rounds of public workshops
Community Groups and Organizations, including:
B...
Study Outreach – Round 4
Events
Public Workshops
Webinars
Electronic Town Hall Meetings
Presentations at community/ neighb...
Top benefits expected from a potential congestion
pricing program:
40%
24%
15%
20%
2%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
Less Cong...
Top concerns about a potential charging
program:
16
33%
18%
21%
17%
11%
0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
45%
Transit Opti...
Institutional considerations & milestones
Obtain Legislative Authority to toll
Local ordinance (BoS)
State authority (legi...
December 14, 2010 Board Presentation of draft Study Report
Fall 2010 - 2011 Implement and evaluate SFpark (SFMTA) and othe...
14%
46%
11% 12%
16%
0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
45%
50%
Permanent Pilot Modify Not Sure Something Else
What is your ...
First agenda item (#13)
Considers action to:
Approve the Study Report
congestion pricing is technically feasible
could con...
Second agenda item (#14)
Considers action to:
Advance further study through environmental analysis, including
more detaile...
www.GearyBRT.org 22
QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK:
www.sfmobility.com
www.facebook.com/sfmobility
mobility@sfcta.org
twitter/SanFranc...
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San Francisco Mobility Access and Pricing Study: Study Findings and Public Feedback

  1. 1. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY December 14, 2010 Study Findings and Feedback San Francisco Mobility, Access & Pricing Study
  2. 2. What is congestion pricing? Package of projects manage congestion Fee paid by motorists using congested areas or roads at congested times Revenues re-invested in transportation improvements transit services signal timing bicycle access streetscape enhancements and more… Key Benefits Faster, more reliable trips for all travelers Improved traffic flow and road safety Lower vehicle emissions Funds reinvested in transportation options London Improvements include 14,000 new bus seats $200M net revenue annually 30% less congestion 16% reduction in vehicle emissions Stockholm Improvements include 2,800 new park & ride spaces $100M net revenue annually 22% less congestion 14% reduction in vehicle emissions Rome Improvements include 14 new regional bus lines $65M net revenue annually 20% less congestion www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  3. 3. Why study congestion pricing? Bay Area is among top 5 most congested regions in the nation (Texas Transportation Institute) Average peak period trip to Downtown SF is twice as long as off-peak trip San Francisco sacrificed over $2 billion to congestion in 2005 (over $3B/yr by 2030) Transportation is responsible for over half of greenhouse gas emissions in SF 2004 SF Countywide Transportation Plan 2004 SF Climate Action Plan Divisadero, 8 am (Jan 2009) Bush St, 8 am (Jan 2009) Stanyan, 9 am (Jan 2009) Stockton, 5 pm (Jan 2009) 3rd St, 8 am (Jan 2009) Franklin, 9 am (Jan 2009) 3www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  4. 4. Courtesy, SF Planning Department View from Treasure Island |View from Treasure Island | Skyline todaySkyline today
  5. 5. Courtesy, SF Planning Department View from Treasure Island |View from Treasure Island | According to the Transbay PlanAccording to the Transbay Plan
  6. 6. Our Citywide development goals rely on improving the downtown core: Strengthen the city’s regional competitiveness Create a more livable city Ensure a healthy environment Provide world-class infrastructure Goals for the Future 6www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility Robust solutions are needed to manage demand and generate revenue for investment in infrastructure
  7. 7. Our Citywide development goals rely on improving the downtown core: Strengthen the city’s regional competitiveness Create a more livable city Ensure a healthy environment Provide world-class infrastructure Goals for the Future 7www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility Robust solutions are needed to manage demand and generate revenue for investment in infrastructure FINAL REPORT OVERVIEW: Is congestion pricing feasible in San Francisco, particularly in context of city goals? What are feasible scenarios, along with potential benefits and impacts? What are range of improvements for travelers to/from charging zones? What are potential next steps? FINAL REPORT OVERVIEW: Is congestion pricing feasible in San Francisco, particularly in context of city goals? What are feasible scenarios, along with potential benefits and impacts? What are range of improvements for travelers to/from charging zones? What are potential next steps?
  8. 8. How congestion pricing could work Fee Analyzed Weekdays Weekends Discounts Analyzed Disabled Drivers Zone Residents Low-income Drivers (50%) $6 daily cap $1 rebate on bridge tolls Fleet program for businesses 6am – 9am $3 NO FEE 9am – 3pm 3pm – 7pm $3 NO FEE evenings NO FEE NO FEE NO FEE NO FEE 8www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  9. 9. AM/PM Northeast Cordon performs best 9 Laguna 18th Street Northeast Cordon (AM/PM, $3) www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility 12% fewer peak period auto trips 21% reduction in VHD 16% reduction in Northeast Cordon GHGs $60-80M annual net revenue 20-25% transit speed improvement 12% reduction in pedestrian incidents
  10. 10. Reinvestment of funds—program could generate $60-80M/yr 10 Up-front/Day One: San Francisco BRT in key corridors (Van Ness, Geary) Signal priority and peak bus-only lanes on Fulton, Mission, California Bike lanes citywide Real-time signage and wayfinding Regional improvements BART station wayfinding, capacity, access improvements 101 corridor management / HOV lane Caltrain access improvements Ongoing/Annual: San Francisco More frequent rapid/express service Street paving/pothole repair Traffic calming Streetscape improvements Parking management & enforcement Regional/programmatic improvements More frequent regional/express service School, worksite TDM programs Power-washing sidewalks www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  11. 11. A measured approach – candidate pilot programs 11 In the near-term, a pilot would: Respond to public feedback Demonstrate proof-of-concept Allow for program evaluation Southern Gateway (AM/PM, $3) Northeast Cordon (PM outbound only, $6) www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  12. 12. Scenario Comparison – by the numbers NE Cordon (AM/PM) NE Cordon (PM, outbound) Fee analyzed $3 am/pm both directions $6 pm outbound only $3 am/pm both directions Daily Person Trips (NE Cordon) negligible (less than 0.5% change) Daily Vehicle Hours of Delay (NE Cordon) -21% -10% -4% Change in PM2.5 Emissions (NE Cordon) -17% -11% -8% Change in Collisions (NE Cordon) -12% -5% -3% $60 – 80M -12% -4% up to 20% Peak Auto Trips to/from NE Cordon (avg) -5% -5% Peak Auto Trips to/from S. Corridor (avg) -10% -4% up to 20% -20% Improvement in Transit Speeds up to 15% -3%Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (San Francisco) -4% Southern Gateway (AM/PM) Net Operating Revenue* 12www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility *Values in 2009$ for single representative year
  13. 13. Public Workshop Series (local and regional): 4 rounds of public workshops Community Groups and Organizations, including: BOMA Committees Chinatown Community Development Corporation Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association KQED: Forum Marina Community Association Market Street Association Rincon Point/South Beach Citizens Advisory Committee SF Chamber of Commerce, incl Public Policy Forum SF Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS) SF Policy and Urban Planning Association (SPUR) SF Small Business Commission Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition (SDNC) Regional Transportation Justice Working Group Transportation and Land Use Coalition (now TransForm) Union Square Association Western SOMA Task Force Yerba Buena Alliance Business Focus Groups: Commercial Transportation Retail Restaurant Tourism & Hospitality Advisory Committees: Business Advisory Council Policy Working Group Technical Advisory Committee Stakeholder Task Force Overall Study Outreach 13www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  14. 14. Study Outreach – Round 4 Events Public Workshops Webinars Electronic Town Hall Meetings Presentations at community/ neighborhood and business meetings New Tools Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) - www.facebook.com/sfmobility - twitter/SanFranciscoTA Feedback on the new tools: “a valuable tool to provide information to people unable to attend meetings in person” www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility 14
  15. 15. Top benefits expected from a potential congestion pricing program: 40% 24% 15% 20% 2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Less Cong. Transit Speed/Freq Non‐Mot Env./QoL Disagree Reduce auto congestion/travel time Improve transit speeds, frequency,  and reliability Improve bicycling/walking downtown Improve the environment/ quality of  life Prefer another solution, disagree www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility 15 Source: SFCTA, Summary of Feedback, Fall 2010
  16. 16. Top concerns about a potential charging program: 16 33% 18% 21% 17% 11% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Transit Options Affordability Govt Skepticism Econ impacts Won't work Availability of travel options Affordability, including for low‐ income travelers Skepticism about government’s  role in providing  congestion/mobility  improvements Economic/ business impacts Not sure it will be effective,  prefer another solution www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility Source: SFCTA, Summary of Feedback, Fall 2010
  17. 17. Institutional considerations & milestones Obtain Legislative Authority to toll Local ordinance (BoS) State authority (legislature, governor) Environmental analysis (local/federal approval) Designate/create toll authority/agency, functions to include: Set toll and discount policy Bonding to deliver improvements up front Concession with a program operator Directly produce or contract for services/capital improvements Monitor performance, change fee level/investment program as appropriate Governance MOAs with MTC/BATA, transit operators Joint Powers Authority, e.g. ACCMA/VTA Express lanes 17www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  18. 18. December 14, 2010 Board Presentation of draft Study Report Fall 2010 - 2011 Implement and evaluate SFpark (SFMTA) and other near-term projects: More data to better characterize and track parking benefits & impacts: supply, demand, turnover Track congestion reduction benefits & impacts Coordinate w/San Francisco Transportation Plan 2011 - 2013 Environmental analysis, system design* Legislative Authorization* Coordination with SF Transportation Plan Update 2013 - 2014 Final Design & Procurement 2014 - 2015 Construction of system & capital improvements Additional transit services 2015 Potential Implementation 18 Potential Timeline IMPLEMENTATION DECISION www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility *Pending Transportation Authority Board Decision
  19. 19. 14% 46% 11% 12% 16% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Permanent Pilot Modify Not Sure Something Else What is your opinion about a potential congestion pricing project for San Francisco (in the next 3-5 years)? 19 I support implementing a  permanent program I prefer taking a pilot approach I could support congestion  pricing with modifications I’m not sure yet/ undecided/  need more information I prefer another solution www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility Source: SFCTA, Summary of Feedback, Fall 2010
  20. 20. First agenda item (#13) Considers action to: Approve the Study Report congestion pricing is technically feasible could contribute to goals for mobility improvement, sustainable growth and reduced impacts on climate change public opinion on the concept is fairly evenly split, with support for further evaluation Action would not: trigger implementation or additional phase of study appropriate funds for further analysis 20www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  21. 21. Second agenda item (#14) Considers action to: Advance further study through environmental analysis, including more detailed economic evaluation expenditure plan for investments implementation plan for improvements analysis tools for parking alternatives (& coordination w/SFpark) additional outreach Pursue funds to conduct next phase of analysis Action would not: trigger implementation support a particular scenario appropriate funds for analysis 21www.sfcta.org/sfmobility | twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA | www.facebook.com/sfmobility
  22. 22. www.GearyBRT.org 22 QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK: www.sfmobility.com www.facebook.com/sfmobility mobility@sfcta.org twitter/SanFranciscoTA 415.522.4800

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