Update

Monthly Transportation Statistics

The data below reflect monthly vehicle traffic and public transit ridership numbers from 2019 to the present.

Credit
Noah Berger

To estimate the number of cars on the road and the number of passengers riding public transit, below are charts that show how many vehicles used Bay Area bridges and how many trips were taken in the BART system each month, starting in January 2019.

These figures are intended to serve as a proxy to show the increase (or decrease) in traffic and ridership volumes. In all toll bridge figures, the data show vehicle crossings in the toll direction only. BART ridership is represented by the average of weekday exits from all stations.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Crossings

One-way toll crossings for the Bay Bridge.

Month 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
January 3,913,767 3,878,683 3,041,330 3,325,322 3,383,633
February 3,587,902 3,722,539 2,989,816 3,286,568  
March 4,058,925 2,882,649 3,532,498 3,717,879  
April 3,976,731 1,996,243 3,522,492 3,634,689  
May 4,040,558 2,673,380 3,671,838 3,729,564  
June 4,006,902 3,036,424 3,673,837 3,622,401  
July 4,063,748 3,294,706 3,803,940 3,739,359  
August 4,113,916 3,382,756 3,737,917 3,803,975  
September 3,948,426 3,282,056 3,618,241 3,649,505  
October 4,047,327 3,504,554 3,700,292 3,754,261  
November 3,847,809 3,192,647 3,546,027 3,513,877  
December 3,882,964 3,111,694 3,529,143 3,513,520  

Other State Bridge Crossings

Combined, one-way toll crossings for the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward bridges.

Month 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
January 7,538,500 7,568,435 5,521,839 6,025,847 5,769,969
February 6,910,031 7,343,547 5,599,047 6,036,446  
March 8,017,445 5,491,765 6,559,287 6,853,492  
April 7,920,998 2,617,992 6,620,209 6,708,990  
May 8,201,831 4,745,633 7,062,323 6,956,649  
June 8,202,155 5,856,837 7,126,052 6,847,223  
July 8,377,614 6,290,371 7,357,246 6,902,801  
August 8,549,843 6,260,897 7,171,602 7,139,527  
September 7,959,496 6,111,347 6,941,161 6,864,207  
October 8,136,759 5,533,549 7,022,015 7,114,002  
November 7,614,328 5,887,519 6,801,585 6,599,555  
December 7,551,545 5,737,554 6,667,872 6,465,731  

 

BART Ridership

The average weekday BART station exits.

Month 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
January 395,860 388,922 43,012 83,790 126,346
February 407,339 404,553 47,665 103,173  
March 409,516 166,577 51,595 124,094  
April 414,411 25,142 57,886 132,181  
May 412,165 29,878 64,934 132,161  
June 413,525 40,994 75,963 140,564  
July 401,465 45,637 83,491 130,418  
August 410,854 46,021 92,402 143,397  
September 426,758 48,838 103,177 155,236  
October 420,289 53,255 108,645 154,932  
November 411,183 52,197 106,455 138,853  
December 376,552 45,893 98,658 125,769  

 

Bay Area Bridge Crossings Data Visualization Tool

The Bay Area Council's interactive graph highlights current bridge crossing data compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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East Bay traffic near the on-ramp for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.