Thursday, April 30, 2009

Motor Vehicles in SF: latest numbers from the DMV

The latest from the Department of Motor Vehicles on the number of motor vehicles registered in San Francisco: 379,898 autos, 61,755 trucks, and 20,144 motorcycles/motor scooters, adding up to 461,797 motor vehicles registered in San Francisco.

The number for 2007: 465,905
The number for 2006: 460,150
The number for 2005: 452,813
The number for 2004: 464,903
The number for 2003: 446,184

The average number of motor vehicles registered in SF over the last six years: 458,625. Despite annual fluctuations, the number of motor vehicles in SF is increasing over time in spite of the city's anti-car policies, which is probably due to gentrification. The well-off not only own cars but they have a place to park them.

Some context for the numbers: Who drives on city streets?

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