“SFMTA board member Joél Ramos said it’s crucial that the agency set ambitious goals for car-free travel if the city is to avert gridlock as the population grows in the coming decades.”


Aaron Bialick, Streetsblog

Private vehicle ownership and travel is becoming less attractive as streetscape priorities shift from parking and driving towards transit and active modes, in addition to convenient alternatives such as ride-hailing apps. SFMTA’s 2015 San Francisco Travel Decision Survey showed that driving trips comprise less than half of all trips, with transit, walking, and biking becoming more common. If Millennials continue to drive less than previous generations, further shifts from private vehicles are possible.