San Francisco

The High Cost of Free Driving

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, July 12, 2018

We’ve dramatically reduced the plastic bag waste throughout the state simply by charging for bags at grocery stores. Can we address the Bay Area’s grinding traffic and other transportation ills by similar means? Could various pricing policies improve our transportation system, and is doing so even feasible at the local and state levels today or in the future? Come learn about the state’s pilot to roll out a vehicle-miles-traveled fee and what San Francisco’s dynamic parking prices mean for the city.

+ Alan Jenn / Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis
+ Sarah Jo Szambelan / SPUR
+ Mari Hunter / San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
+ Tilly Chang / San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA)


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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