$3 Congestion Fee Considered for Downtown

November 26th, 2008

Congestion ChargingToday’s Chronicle reports on a proposed $3 congestion charge for downtown San Francisco, proposed by the SFCTA as part of the congestion pricing study we discussed earlier.

The options being considered for the charging zones are a small downtown core and a much larger section of the city (one suspects the downtown area is the more likely option).

If this happens, some specifics need to be done right, in particular the revenue from congestion charging must actually go to increasing service to and through the zone. This can’t be another source of revenue that just allows transit funding to be cut elsewhere!

Don’t forget to provide your comments to the SFCTA.

Congestion Pricing Proposal Before SFCTA; Meetings in December

November 21st, 2008

Congestion ChargingWant to help SF reduce congestion downtown? Participate in an upcoming meeting about the confusingly named Mobility, Access and Pricing Study that is evaluating options for congestion pricing and downtown parking fees as well as other means to improve traffic flow and speed up mass transit downtown. Meeting times and locations:

Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove
Monday, December 8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, San Francisco Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd Floor

You can also comment online – follow the SFCTA link for details on how.

Update: The SFCTA Board (aka the Board of Supervisors) will hear about the proposal this week.