San Francisco Mobility Trends Report 2018
San Francisco has grown dramatically since the recession in the last decade. Since 2009, the city has added over 78,000 residents and over 175,000 jobs, outpacing all projections, and now has a population of 883,000 and 720,000 total jobs, all within 49 square miles.
San Francisco is hosting the most residents and jobs in its history, and the city is facing an array of transportation challenges including increased travel demand, greater infrastructure needs, and growing congestion — all against the backdrop of a wide variety of emerging transportation options. To execute its Charter mandated Transit First Policy and achieve the city’s new climate action goal, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has continued to encourage and promote sustainable modes like transit, bicycling and walking. However, San Francisco is projected to grow even more. Between now and 2040, the City is expected to add another 200,000 new residents and 150,000 new jobs. Further investment in the sustainable modes will facilitate the city achieving its new goal of 80 percent of all trips taken by sustainable modes by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
This report examines transportation trends over the last decade to show how the transportation sector is changing and helps inform how the city can adapt to the changes.