Commercial truck double parked in the downtown area.


The Eco-Friendly Downtown Delivery Study will bring together a working group of local merchant associations, community benefit districts, delivery companies, and environmental groups to propose low- and zero-emission delivery approaches. The Eco-Friendly Downtown Delivery Study will focus on commercial corridors in the broader downtown area of San Francisco and be informed by peer cities that have implemented or are considering similar programs. This study supports the 2021 San Francisco Climate Action Plan and San Francisco Transportation Plan 2050

Project Goals:

  • Convene a working group to identify policy and program approaches to reduce carbon emissions associated with deliveries
  • Develop a framework to support low- and zero-emissions delivery in the broader downtown area 
  • Reduce conflicts along the curb that may impact transit, safety, and parking management


  • Winter 2022 - Winter 2023

    Research Zero Emissions Strategies

  • Spring 2023 - Spring 2024

    Working Group Meetings

  • Spring 2024

    Final Plan

Cost and Funding

The cost of planning for the study is $150,000, with funding from the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance grant and half-cent sales tax funds. 


Rachel Hiatt, Deputy Director for Planning 


Groups represented by the working group:

Community Benefit Districts 

  • Downtown SF Partnership
  • Union Square Alliance
  • Tenderloin Community Benefit District
  • Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
  • East Cut CBD
  • Discover Polk
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District & Merchants Association

Merchant Associations

  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations
  • South of Market Business Association
  • North Beach Business Association
  • Hayes Valley Merchants Association
  • Tenderloin Merchants and Property Owners Association (Tenderloin/Lower Polk)

Delivery Companies

  • UPS
  • Amazon
  • California Trucking Association
  • Golden Gate Restaurant Association
  • DoorDash


  • Brightline Environmental Defense
  • Business Council on Climate Change

Related programs


One of the best tools to manage the volume of traffic on our streets is charging a fair price to use our roads.