What about Loop Bus Routes?
One of the biggest issues in SF are those that need only go a short distance. All of our buses go these huge routes..what if we analysed some of the neighbourhoods and put in loop routes to cut down on congestion of other buses. For example, a FIDI - Nob Hill Loop. Catch it at CiticGroup Center - it then travels Sutter to Franklin, turns right on Franklin, turns right back on to California and then back down to Sansome to CitiGroup Center - that cuts a lot of riders off of the 1, 2, 3 and many more...If I had a choice of a less crowded loop versus the overcrowded 2 or 3 during rush hours...I would WAIT!