More motor vehicles registered in SF than ever
According to the DMV, there are more motor vehicles registered in San Francisco than ever. For 2014: 403,246 autos, 55,688 trucks, 22,853 motorcycles/motor bikes for a total of 481,787 (I always subtract the trailers).
Back in 2000 there were 451,879 registered motor vehicles in the city.
The anti-car folks are in denial about this reality. From Streetsblog last year:
The stats show that car ownership is declining[in SF] almost as fast as the population is growing. The data don’t distinguish which specific housing units have cars, so this doesn’t necessarily mean that the residents of all the new condo buildings going up are car-free. But the broader effect is reverberating throughout the city — whether car-free residents are moving in where car-owning residents previously lived, or residents are selling their cars.
See this also.