Treasure Island development visualization

Treasure Island is a man-made island, originally constructed as a location for the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 located in the San Francisco Bay between the cities of Oakland and San Francisco. The Island was a US Navy base until 1993.

The City of San Francisco established the Treasure Island Development Authority in 1997 to redevelop the Island as a new neighborhood in the city of San Francisco. Today, Treasure Island is home to approximately 2,000 people and numerous businesses and organizations.

Treasure Island when redeveloped will include new homes 8,000 homes, 500 hotel rooms, 550,000 square feet of office and retail uses, as well as open space for recreation.


Treasure Island is intended as a model of sustainable urban neighborhood development, purposefully planned so that 90% of homes would be within a 15-minute walk from the Island’s Intermodal Hub.

As part of the development approvals process, the Treasure Island Transportation Implementation Plan (TITIP) was developed to identify sustainable transportation goals, policies, and transportation system features that would support transit, walking, and bicycling on and off the Island. The TITIP was adopted in 2011 along with the master Development Agreement.


  • Transportation on-Island will be designed for safe walking and biking
  • Transit services will provide a high-quality alternative to driving
  • Residents and hotel guests will be required to purchase pre-paid transit passes
  • Driving will be discouraged through a pricing program
  • Pricing program revenues will support transit, walking, and bicycling

As identified above, one recommendation from the TITIP is a congestion pricing program that would both reduce vehicle emissions; and fund alternatives to driving. Combined with parking fees, the congestion toll will fund new transit services, bike share, a shuttle service, and more.

New and improved transit connections to both sides of the Bay

[See map below]

  • New ferry service to San Francisco
  • More frequent Muni bus service to Transbay Transit Center
  • New Muni bus service to Civic Center
  • AC Transit bus service to downtown Oakland
  • On-island shuttle service to transit hub

On-Island transportation improvements

  • On-island shuttle service to transit hub
  • New multi-use recreational paths
  • Bike lanes and pedestrian-only streets
  • Bike share
  • Car share


The draft Treasure Island Mobility Management Study was completed in May 2016 that analyzed various scenarios and developed recommended pricing program policies and advisories to achieve financial viability.

Questions that the Study will address include:

  • Who Should Pay Toll: Residents only, or all drivers?
  • Toll Pricing Structure and Hours of Operation: All day, weekday peak only, weekends?
  • Directionality of Tolling: Toll both on and off the Island, or one direction?

Pricing program policy recommendations will be based on how well they support TITIP goals:

Policy Questions Modeling Process


Treasure Island schedule

Planned bus and ferry service to Treasure Island

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