Congestion pricing may soon be coming to downtown San Francisco.
The idea is to charge drivers for driving in the most congested parts of San Francisco. Right now, the Financial District, Chinatown, SoMa, North Beach, Russian Hill and Fisherman’s Wharf are the areas under consideration.
The argument in favor of congestion pricing would be to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers, cleaner air and, obviously, reduce traffic congestion. Another one, one that they don’t mention, all the cash that will pour into city coffers.
The base fee would be $6.50 for drivers earning more than $100,000 a year, and rideshare divers would be charged a per-trip fee.
Don’t worry. This won’t be happening tomorrow. Planning will take between 3 and 5 years.
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: