San Francisco needs to radically rethink its transportation system to avoid gridlock.
San Francisco — already overwhelmed with private automobiles — faces a grim future of gridlock unless there is a radical change in how we think about city streets, parking, and regional transportation.
The facts are clear. Every day there are 1.7 million private car trips to, from, or within the city, according to the city’s transportation plan. Coupled with almost 10,000 vehicles registered per square mile, San Francisco today has one of the densest concentrations of cars on the planet, more than any peer city in the United States. In the business-as-usual scenario, the streets are forecast to absorb another half-million car trips. By 2040 there will be 2.2 million car trips on the exact same street grid we have today… (more)
We all agree on one thing: The system is flawed. Anybody think that the SFMTA will be able to get it together in 2030 when they can’t make it work in 2014? Time for any overhaul of the SFMTA.
Send your complaints to the city officials and demand reform: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/fix-the-mta