“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.
- New Data Shows Most Trips in SF Are Made Without a Private Automobile, Streetsblog, February 2015
- The Clearest Explanation Yet for Why Millennials Are Driving Less, CityLab, July 2015
- How the humble bicycle is making a comeback in US cities, BBC News, July 2016
- What Drove the Driving Downturn? CityLab, April 2017