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Polling show SF residents reject congestion pricing proposal | The San Francisco Examiner

“Our poll shows that people are sick of gridlock and congestion and want real transportation options,” she said. “We need to give people reliable and accessible ways to commute throughout the Bay Area to support our workforce.”

Though the transportation authority board ultimately approved funds for transportation authority staff to study congestion pricing, it wasn’t without caveats.

Referencing low support in the CityBeat poll, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said instituting the scheme would be “a heavy lift.”

“I think there is inherent concern and doubt about this approach,” he said, while acknowledging it is “one of the few tools we have left” to combat downtown traffic congestion is congestion pricing.

Supervisor Sandra Fewer said she worried reducing vehicle traffic would hurt Chinatown businesses, as well as business in other neighborhoods.

“I’m happy to approve the funding to approve the study but wanted to be transparent” about her feelings, Fewer said. “I don’t really dig it.”

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Polling show SF residents reject congestion pricing proposal – by j_rodriguez – February 12, 2019 – The San Francisco Examiner.