Assessing the health impact of proposed congestion pricing plan for downtown San Francisco

In an effort to reduce worsening traffic congestion in downtown San Francisco, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is considering congestion charging in the downtown, as was done in the City of London. The proposed research examines how different pricing alternatives considered by SFCTA will impact the health of residents in different communities in the county, paying particular attention to disadvantaged communities. The research leverages on the data obtained from an on-going ITS-Davis research that study non-health related impact of congestion pricing for the city of San Francisco, where detailed travel data were produced by the city’s transportation modeling team. It will also make use of the health assessment procedure developed in a previous CTECH project. The research team expects that their work adds a health dimension to the assessment of congestion pricing and sheds light on how different communities are impacted by this traffic management tool.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $84386
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Michael

  • Start Date: 20210401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744084
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2020 12:26PM