Goal MOB-3

Goal MOB-3:

South San Francisco proactively manages traffic and parking demand.


To focus on access for people while ensuring that car travel is a reliable option.

Policy MOB-3.1: Promote mode shift among employers.

Manage the number of vehicle trips, with a focus on promoting mode shift among employers.

  • Action MOB-3.1.1: Update and implement TDM Ordinance.

    Implement, monitor, and enforce compliance with the City’s TDM Ordinance. Maintain consistency with C/CAG’s requirements. Periodically update the TDM ordinance as transportation conditions change. Incorporate a fine structure for noncompliance.

  • Action MOB-3.1.2: Implement an East of 101Trip Cap.

    Implement an East of 101 area trip cap with triennial monitoring and corrective actions if exceeded. Implement project-specific trip caps for large campus developments.

Policy MOB-3.2: Optimize traffic operations on City streets.

Optimize traffic operations on City streets while avoiding widening roadways or otherwise pursuing traffic operations changes at expense of multimodal safety, transit reliability, or bicycle and pedestrian comfort.

  • Action MOB-3.2.1: Update traffic operations metrics.

    Use appropriate metrics (e.g. travel time, vehicle queues, vehicle delay/level of service, and/or person delay) to evaluate and advance projects that manage traffic flow in coordination with the implementation of complete streets.

  • Action MOB-3.2.2: Incorporate new street connections.

    Incorporate new street connections to better distribute vehicle trips across South San Francisco’s street network, especially in the East of 101 Area.

Policy MOB-3.3: Right-size parking supply and maximize the efficiency of curb space.
  • Action MOB-3.3.1: Incorporate parking maximums.

    Incorporate maximum parking requirements for new residential and office/R&D projects that align with TDM Ordinance trip reduction goals.

  • Action MOB-3.3.2: Evaluate curb management practices.

    Evaluate the current and best use of curb space in the City’s activity centers and repurpose space to maximize people served (i.e. for loading, bikeways, bike parking, bus lanes, or parklets)

Policy MOB-3.4: Use parking management tools to manage limited street space in residential neighborhoods.
  • Action MOB-3.4.1: Create funding and staffing plan for a Residential Parking Permit Program.

    Create a funding and staffing plan for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program in higher density neighborhoods.