What is Connect SF?

Connect SF is a multi-agency collaboration process to build an effective, equitable and sustainable transportation system for our future. It will develop a Long-Range Vision that will guide plans for the City and its transportation system toward one collective goal. Over the next three years, Connect SF will coordinate the following transportation plans and projects, see Components page:

  • Subway Vision
    Establishing a framework for expanding the subway network in San Francisco
  • San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP) 2040
    A focused update to the San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP) adopted in 2013. The 2013 SFTP is the blueprint for San Francisco’s transportation system investment over 30 years, through 2040.
  • San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP) 2050
    Following the focused update to the 2013 SFTP, we will start a further and more far-ranging update process which will look out to the year 2050.
  • Transit Modal Concept Study
    A Transit Modal Concept Study, which will identify and prioritize initial major public transportation investments within San Francisco. Results from this technical study will be incorporated into the various plans discussed above.
  • Freeway and Street Traffic Management Strategy
    Looking specifically at the City’s streets and freeways.
  • Transportation Element Update
    An update to the Transportation Element of the San Francisco General Plan. The General Plan serves as the City’s guiding planning policy document and the Transportation Element is intended to guide all transportation-related planning decisions in San Francisco – thus it is vital that it be up-to-date.


Why is this necessary?

Building and managing complex transportation systems requires carefully coordinated planning many years in advance. Currently, there are many long-range transportation and land-use plans and projects – both within San Francisco and the region. Connect SF will create a framework to:

  • Measure progress toward the future that will meet the needs and aspirations of our communities;
  • Make decisions and build needed transportation improvements more quickly;
  • Secure more funding from regional, state, and federal sources; and
  • Identify possible solutions to the challenges we see today, including congestion, traffic safety, equity, accessibility and connectivity


Why should I get involved?

Connect SF asks: What does the future of San Francisco transportation look like to you? Transportation affects everyone’s daily lives; whether you walk, drive, carpool, car-share, bike, or take public transit. The decisions we make today will have lasting effects for generations to come – just as projects of the past affect our daily lives now. The more we learn about the priorities, concerns, and challenges of today’s San Franciscans, the better we can prepare for our future.


But San Francisco has transportation problems that need to be addressed now. Why aren’t you working on that?

We are! Connect SF builds upon transportation improvement initiatives that are already underway: Muni Forward, safety and reliability improvements, street improvements in support of Vision Zero, the Central Subway, Van Ness Improvement Project, new transit vehicles to replace aging fleets, new Transbay Transit Center, electrified Caltrain, new transit-friendly development…the list goes on.


What comes next?

More information about Connect SF is coming soon, including many opportunities for you to get involved and help us decide how to create the best vision for the future of San Francisco. Sign up for email news and updates.


Who is leading Connect SF?

Connect SF is a collaborative effort facilitated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), the San Francisco Planning Department, Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD).

Questions? Contact us at connectsf@sfgov.org