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On December 14, 2010, the Transportation Authority Board unanimously approved the MAPS Final Report (2MB PDF), and voted 8-3 in favor of pursuing additional study of the concept, excluding the Southern Gateway scenario. View the Board meeting on SGTV or download the presentation (2MB PDF)

The Study finds that congestion pricing would be a feasible way of meeting San Francisco's goals for sustainable growth but San Francisco is still in the early stages of exploring pricing. A decision on whether or not to implement congestion pricing is still at least 2-3 years away, following additional study and outreach. Sign up for our Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study email list if you wish to be notified when next steps in the process are pursued.

Here are a few ways to learn more:

  • Download the latest MAPS Fact Sheet (1.2MB PDF) for basic information on the Study results.
  • See our Myth vs. Fact page, where we clarify some common misconceptions about the Study.
  • We conducted four rounds of outreach, took action based on the feedback we received, and have summarized it in What We Heard from the Public and What We Did (380K PDF). 
  • Also see the Case Studies: Stockholm and London Fact Sheet (2MB PDF) for information on how congestion pricing has been implemented in those cities.  
  • See our outreach page for more information on the feedback we've heard throughout the Study, and how the Study was refined based on that feedback. 

See below for the high-performing scenarios that emerged from Study analysis, or download the Study factsheet for more information.  Additional scenarios could be analyzed or developed, if study of congestion pricing continues another phase of analysis.


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The AM/PM Northeast Cordon would collect $3/crossing from cars entering or leaving the zone in both AM and PM peak hours (capped at $6/day). 
Program revenue would be reinvested in transportation improvements for those traveling to and from this area.
  The PM-Outbound Northeast Cordon would collect $6/day from cars leaving the zone in the outbound direction during PM peak hours.
Program revenue would be reinvested in transportation improvements for those traveling to and from this area. 
  The Southern Gateway would collect $3/crossing from cars crossing the San Francisco-San Mateo county line in both directions in both AM and PM peak hours (capped at $6/day). It would also include increased parking rates downtown.
Program revenue would be reinvested in transportation improvements in the 101/280, BART, Caltrain/SamTrans corridors.

The Mobility, Access and Pricing Study (MAPS) explores the feasibility of managing congestion, reducing greenhouse gases, and supporting sustainable growth through congestion pricing. Congestion pricing involves charging drivers a user fee to drive in specific, congested areas or corridors, and using the revenue generated to fund transportation improvements, such as better transit service, road improvements, and bicycle and pedestrian projects. Our analyses indicate that a feasible "right-sized" program can be designed for San Francisco that enhances mobility and access to the downtown while maintaining economic vitality.

In addition to the above long video overview of MAPS, you may also view 2 other MAPS videos on YouTube: 1) Short Overview and  2) Case Studies of 3 Representative Trips.


For more information on the Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study, send an email to


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See our slide presentation on the "About MAPS" page, and view past presentations to the Transportation Authority Board, Plans & Programs Committee, and Citizens Advisory Committee.