TREASURE ISLAND TRANSPORTATION PLAN | KEY FEATURES

PLANNED BUS AND FERRY SERVICE TO TREASURE ISLAND

Planned bus and ferry service to Treasure Island

New Island connections

  • New ferry service to downtown San Francisco
  • More frequent Muni bus service to San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center
  • New Muni bus service to San Francisco’s Civic Center
  • New AC Transit bus service to downtown Oakland

On-Island transportation improvements

  • On-island shuttle service to Treasure Island Intermodal Transit Hub (including proposed Ferry Terminal)
  • New multi-use recreational paths
  • Bike lanes and pedestrian-only streets
  • Bike share
  • Car share

PROGRAMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Transit Pass

The goal of the Treasure Island Transit Pass is to make transit affordable and accessible to residents. The pass will be loaded on Clipper cards, and will have functions unique to Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island.

Basics of the Transit Pass include:

  • Mandatory transit pass for new (market-rate) residents
  • An optional discounted pass for longtime residents and those living in below market rate housing
  • Compatibility with multiple transit agencies, including SFMTA, AC Transit, and BART

Congestion Toll

The new neighborhood on Treasure Island will have more residents than many existing San Francisco neighborhoods, plus office and retail space. Residents, workers, and visitors will need to travel between the island and the rest of the Bay Area.

To help mitigate traffic impacts from the new neighborhood with the bridge, the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency will implement a congestion toll for vehicles entering and exiting Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. The congestion toll will provide a financial incentive to drivers to get out of their cars, particularly during peak hours, and will directly fund new transit services as a convenient and viable alternative to driving.

More Trips via Public Transit and Rideshare

The City's goal is to have at least 50 percent of trips to and from the island made by sustainable modes, such as public transit, rideshare, or ferry, instead of solo car trips.

We’ll work toward this goal by:

  • Requiring new residents living in market rate homes and hotel guests to purchase a Transit Pass
  • Offering car and bike share options
  • Offering carpool and vanpool ridematching services
  • Instituting a guaranteed ride home program, where residents who go to work via transit or carpool receive a free ride home in case of an emergency 
  • Providing a free on-island shuttle
  • Providing an on-off island shuttle/vanpool service to frequent destinations that Muni doesn't serve directly

These "Transportation Demand Management" strategies will be phased in over the course of several years as the Treasure Island Development Project progresses.

Transportation Affordability Plan

This plan is intended to provide a transportation cost-reduction program for anyone living in below market rate housing, as well as anyone who moved onto the island before 2011.

Proposed benefits for the Transportation Affordability Plan include discounts on:

  • Transit Pass
  • Car share and Ford GoBike memberships
  • Delivery of food and other goods
  • Ridesharing
  • Tolls: Residents will receive one daily round-trip toll payment, along with toll credit for transit trips (where toll credit is accrued after a certain amount of trips are taken by transit)

These recommended benefits will likely be phased in over time based on the number of low-income households and workers on the island. Existing residents will be eligible for these benefits automatically as they become available.  

SFMTA Parking Policy

The SFMTA will price and manage public parking to increase access to parking while encouraging residents, workers, and visitors to walk, take transit, or bike instead.

Goals of the parking management policy:

  • Encourage walking, transit, and biking
  • Make parking more accessible
  • Help pay for new transit

As each part of the island is rebuilt, all publicly available on- and off-street parking will be priced and managed to help achieve the overall goals of the transportation plan. All parking fees paid on Treasure Island will go back to funding the new transit to serve the island. This is a unique benefit that only Treasure Island receives—parking charges can ONLY be spent to benefit the island.

As homes in newly constructed buildings become available, tThe cost of housing will not include parking, so people who own cars will pay for parking separately. It is anticipated that most of the residential parking (approx. 80-85 percent) will be provided in subterranean garages underneath residential buildings. All other parking on the island, both on-street and off-street lots and garages, will be publicly available.

The SFMTA Board is expected to adopt this policy in the coming months. This policy has already been adopted by the Treasure Island Development Authority and the Board of Supervisors, as part of the Transportation Implementation Plan, the Environmental Impact Report and the Treasure Island Development Agreement.

SCHEDULE

Treasure Island transportation timeline