Overview
A bicyclist at the Bernal overlook

Photo: Ed Brownson, flickr

Introduction

The San Francisco Transportation Plan is the citywide, long-range investment and policy blueprint for San Francisco’s transportation system. The plan considers every transit system (BART, Muni, Caltrain, regional bus, ferry) and roadway facility in San Francisco (streets, freeways) and evaluates their performance for all travelers (transit, biking, walking, driving) in an integrated fashion, every 4 years.

2021 San Francisco Transportation Plan

The 2021 plan will establish the city’s transportation priorities for about $100 billion in investments and positions San Francisco for regional, state, and federal funding through 2050. The plan will analyze all transportation modes, operators and networks, to achieve the city’s transportation goals and ConnectSF vision. Coinciding with the San Francisco Transportation Plan process, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is conducting its regional plan known as Plan Bay Area 2050. The projects prioritized in the San Francisco Transportation Plan will inform Plan Bay Area. The Transportation Authority will adopt the San Francisco Transportation Plan concurrently with the adoption of Plan Bay Area in 2021.

The San Francisco Transportation Plan Development Process

The Transportation Authority Board, comprised of the 11 members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, adopts the San Francisco Transportation Plan approximately every four years. The 2021 plan is also one of the components of ConnectSF, a multi-agency partnership to build an effective, equitable and sustainable transportation system for our future. This means that staff from SF Planning and SFMTA are working together with Transportation Authority staff on the 2021 plan.

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A graphic of how ConnectSF informs the SFTP, and the SFTP informs Plan Bay Area

Contact 

Linda Meckel, Senior Transportation Planner, linda.meckel@sfcta.org 

Background

Previous San Francisco Transportation Plans

2017 San Francisco Transportation Plan Update

The 2017 minor update builds off the plan passed in 2013. The 2017 update:

  • Reaffirms the 2013 plan’s goals, investment, and supporting policy recommendations
  • Includes a progress report on projects, policies, and planning studies
  • Revises transportation funding revenue forecasts, updates project costs and reassesses projects previously identified for funding
  • Includes an overview of existing and future conditions – such as population and employment growth, traffic congestion, and affordability trends that impact San Francisco’s transportation system, and 
  • Identifies new planning efforts and policy papers that are underway or anticipated to begin soon that will focus on key issues facing San Francisco. 

These analyses guided advocacy in the update to Plan Bay Area 2040, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s federally and state-mandated, regional planning effort. 

2017 San Francisco Transportation Plan Update (PDF)

2013 San Francisco Transportation Plan

The 2013 San Francisco Transportation Plan articulated two transportation investment scenarios through 2040, identified potential new revenues and established an Early Action Program for the first five years of investments. In addition, the 2013 plan includes policy recommendations and strategic initiatives to complement the investment scenarios as well as in-depth analysis on circulation in the growing core of the city, transportation equity, visitor trips, and project delivery.

2013 San Francisco Transportation Plan (PDF)

2004 Countywide Plan 

The first plan, the Countywide Transportation Plan, was adopted by the Transportation Authority Board in July 2004, and established the City's investment strategy and policy initiatives for the sector through a technical and community-based planning process. 

2004 Countywide Plan (PDF)

Related programs

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ConnectSF is a multi-agency collaborative process to build an effective, equitable, and sustainable transportation system for San Francisco’s future.
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The Subway Vision explores the expansion of San Francisco's subway network.