Pavement condition index (PCI)

The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) represents the overall road conditions in San Francisco. More than 12,000 San Francisco blocks are inspected to create a citywide score between 0 and 100.

Measure description

This is an outcome measure that tracks the condition of San Francisco's roads. Public Works is responsible for maintaining the City's roads.

PCI rating and score

  • Excellent (85 to 100)
  • Good (70 to 84)
  • At-risk (50 to 69)
  • Poor (25 to 49)
  • Very poor (0 to 24)

Why this measure is important

The PCI metric is used by all Bay Area cities and counties, and is compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. This metric provides the public and policymakers with a widely adopted standardized rating of the city’s streets, allowing for more targeted allocations of funding and strategic development.

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How performance is measured

The PCI rating assessment is based on surveys performed by evaluators with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s StreetSaver Rater Program. Each segment of road is evaluated based on ride quality, cracking, and signs of pavement distress. Visit the Metropolitan Transportation Commission website to learn more.

Additional information

Data notes and sources

Primary data source: Scorecards Dataset on DataSF

Please note this data is published once per year, typically around December. The latest PCI score is from December 2023.

City Performance Scorecards