Transportation

Report: San Francisco ranks high for transit access

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Mark Prado

A report out Monday ranks San Francisco third in the nation in terms of access to transit.

The report unveiled by real estate brokerage Redfin ranks the Top 25 cities in the nation, which includes San Francisco. The score was calculated via an algorithm by analyzing public transit (bus, subway, light rail, ferry, etc.) routes near a given location, according to Redfin. 

"Housing affordability has become a nationwide concern, leading people to move away from big, expensive cities to smaller, affordable commuter towns and inland areas," said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. "Cities that offer the best of both worlds — accessible public transit and relatively affordable homes for sale — are destined for strong growth in the coming years."

San Francisco was the only Bay Area city in the Top 25 and data specific to the city can be found here. To read the full report, including the methodology and a list of rankings filtered by population, visit: https://www.redfin.com/blog/2019/03/best-us-cities-public-transit-score.html.

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