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San Francisco Transit Planners See Fewer Cars In Future

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Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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San Francisco transportation officials have unveiled their plans for the future with the main goal being that the private automobile is taking a backseat to other forms of transit.

The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency maintains there are too many cars in the city and not enough people using public transit, riding their bicycles or just walking.

While acknowledging the passenger vehicle has its place, MTA head Nathanial Ford told his board the future belongs to other modes of transportation.

”Like the FDA’s food pyramid, too many carbs are not good for you,” said Ford. “And so it is true for the mobility pyramid, too many cars are not good for our city.”

Ford says that for future planning, the city should think about moving people, not cars.

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