ConnectSF is a multi-agency collaborative process to build an effective, equitable, and sustainable transportation system for San Francisco’s future.

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ConnectSF Transportation Planning Program


After the development of the 2065 Vision, we are providing more detail on the needs and challenges of our current transportation system given the projects we already have planned.

The Statement of Needs describes San Francisco’s existing conditions and the transportation deficiencies that must be addressed to reach the ConnectSF Vision. It incorporates information on planned land use changes and transportation investments to identify transportation system needs today and in the future. The findings in the Statement of Needs report describe how well San Francisco will meet ConnectSF’s goals and objectives without any additional projects or policies.

Statement of Needs Final Report Download
Statement of Needs Webinar Presentation Download
Statement of Needs Webinar Watch
Statement of Needs Maps See Below

What is the purpose of the Statement of Needs?

The Statement of Needs provides an understanding of how the transportation system performs today and how it may perform in the future. It does this by answering two key questions:

  • Does the City’s transportation system performance meet the goals and aspirations set out in the ConnectSF Vision?
  • If not, what is needed to reach the Vision?
  • A set of metrics that align with ConnectSF’s goals were identified to assess the City’s transportation system performance in 2015 and 2050. To understand current and future conditions, the ConnectSF team used transportation modeling and analyzed data from other city agencies.


    How will the Statement of Needs be used?

    Findings from the Statement of Needs will inform ConnectSF’s current and subsequent work. The Transit Corridors Study and the Streets and Freeways Study will identify project and policy concepts to address the challenges spelled out in the Statement of Needs report. Policies identified through these two studies and relevant city initiatives will be codified in the Transportation Element of San Francisco’s General Plan. Additionally, the San Francisco Transportation Plan will prioritize projects based on anticipated revenue in the future.

    San Francisco in the Future

    When we think about the future of transportation, we want projects to respond to current and future needs. To understand the needs of the future, we’re using a data driven approach to predict the changes San Francisco will see by 2050. The six maps linked in this Data Dashboard represent six of the many ways we believe the city will change over the next three decades. This information will help us plan transportation projects that can serve our needs.

    Using advanced modeling systems, we use known data to drive these estimates of our city’s future. In each map, click the “What is this?” button to learn more about:

    • What data the map shows
    • What data sources we are using or what  assumptions we are making to make the map

    Each map provides a place for your feedback to the question, “What do you think are the city’s transportation needs?”


    San Francisco Transportation Needs Analysis: Population and Jobs

    Population and Jobs

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    San Francisco Transportation Needs Analysis: Jobs Accessibility

    Jobs Accessibility

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    San Francisco Transportation Needs Analysis: Travel Time

    Travel Time

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    San Francisco Transportation Needs Analysis: Transit Crowding

    Transit Crowding

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    San Francisco Transportation Needs Analysis: Vehicle Miles Traveled

    Vehicle Miles Traveled

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    San Francisco Transportation Needs Analysis: Trip Patterns

    Trip Patterns

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