On-street Car Sharing Pilot Program Evaluation Report, San Francisco, California, January 2017

  • Date Enacted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Dates given are approximate.


The City of San Francisco has encouraged car sharing as a part of its overall efforts to reduce car ownership and the concomitant vehicle miles travel (VMT). This evaluation looks at the on-street parking pilot (2013-2015), as summarized, here: 

As part of SFpark and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) effort to better manage parking demand, the SFMTA conducted a pilot of twelve onstreet car share spaces (pods) in 2011-2012. The SFMTA then carried out a large-scale pilot to test the use of on-street parking spaces as pods for shared vehicles. The On-Street Car Share Parking Permit Pilot (Pilot) was approved by the SFMTA’s Board of Directors in July 2013 and has been operational since April 2014. This report presents an evaluation of the Pilot.

The Findings:

  • On-street car share vehicles were in use an average of six hours per day
  • 80% of vehicles were shared by at least ten unique users
  • An average of 19 unique users shared each vehicle monthly
  • 17% of car share members reported selling or donating a car due to car sharing

The fees per space by zone: $225 in Zone 1, $150 in Zone 2, and $50 in Zone 3. CSOs were required to locate at least 15% of their spaces within Zones 2 as well as Zone 3 with the remaining spaces in Zone 1. 

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