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Congestion pricing program looms for San Francisco | Curbed SF

New York City has a new plan to place tolls on some of its busiest public streets in hopes of relieving paralyzing Manhattan traffic—a move that could increase pressure on San Francisco to follow suit.

San Francisco has considered so-called “congestion pricing,” a toll that would dispel traffic during the busiest times on key roadways, for nearly a decade, going back to City Hall’s 2010 study examining the feasibility of time-sensitive tolls on downtown streets.

The notion has come up several times in the past year. In 2018, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) cosponsored a bill that would have introduced pilot rush hour toll programs to SF and LA.

While that proposal didn’t make it out of committee, Wiener suggested in a March interview with CBS SF that he may bring it up again.

In February, the San Francisco County Transportation Board Authority voted to spend $500,000 on a “downtown congestion pricing study,” which may open up a lane for City Hall to explore the idea further.

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