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Engineering Public Hearing Agenda, January 11, 2019

Effective Date 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00am
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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Order # 6024
FOR PUBLIC HEARING

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 
will hold a public hearing on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 10:00 AM, in Room 416 
(Hearing Room 4), City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
to consider the following proposals:


     Fremont Street and I-80 Off-Ramp – Crosswalk Opening
1.  ESTABLISH – CROSSWALK
     I-80 Off-Ramp, crossing Fremont Street, south side 
     (Supervisor District 6) James Shahamiri, james.shahamiri@sfmta.com

     This proposal would add a signalized pedestrian crosswalk crossing 
     Fremont Street at the existing traffic signal at Fremont Street and 
     I-80 Off-Ramp.

          Bay Street at Van Ness Avenue – No Left Turn
2(a).  RESCIND – NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM TO 9 AM, 4 PM TO 6 PM EXCEPT SUNDAY
          Bay Street, eastbound and westbound at Van Ness Avenue

2(b).  ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN
          Bay Street, eastbound at Van Ness Avenue (Supervisor District 2) 
         James Shahamiri, james.shahamiri@sfmta.com

         This proposal is being made to address an ongoing collision pattern 
         involving eastbound and westbound left turns at this intersection.

     Union Street at Franklin Street – No Left Turns
3.  ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN, 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM AND 1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM, 
     SCHOOL DAYS
     Union Street, eastbound, at Franklin Street (Supervisor District 2) 
     André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

     Proposal to restrict left turns during pickup and drop-off times at 
     Sherman Elementary School.

          Filbert Street at Taylor Street – School Loading
4(a).  RESCIND – PART-TIME SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO PARKING, 
         7AM-9:30AM, 2PM-4PM, SCHOOL DAYS
         ESTABLISH – PART-TIME SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO PARKING, 
         7AM-9:30AM, 1PM-3PM, SCHOOL DAYS
         Filbert Street, north side, from 120 to 272 feet west of Taylor Street 
         (152-foot zone) *

4(b).  ESTABLISH – PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO PARKING, 
         7AM-9:30AM, 1PM-3PM, SCHOOL DAYS
         Filbert Street, north side, from 60 to 120 feet west of Taylor Street 
         (60-foot zone) * (Supervisor District 3) André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

         Proposes school bus and passenger loading zones for Garfield School’s temporary 
         location.

          Plymouth Avenue at Montana Street – STOP Signs and Muni Flag Bus Stop
5(a).  ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
         Plymouth Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Montana Street, making 
         this intersection an all-way STOP
 
5(b).  ESTABLISH – MUNI FLAG STOP
         Plymouth Avenue, west side, north of Montana Street (relocates existing 
         southbound far-side stop to near-side) *

5(c).  RESCIND – MUNI FLAG STOP
         Plymouth Avenue, west side, south of Montana Street * (Supervisor District 11) 
        Corbin Skerrit, corbin.skerrit@sfmta.com

        Proposes an all-way STOP at the intersection of Montana Street to clarify 
        right-of-way. As part of this change, the southbound 54 Felton flag stop is 
        proposed to be relocated north of the intersection (near-side).

     Brazil Avenue at Paris Street – Safety Zone
6.  ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
     Brazil Avenue, south side, from Paris Street to 20 feet westerly (20-foot zone) *
     (Supervisor District 11) Corbin Skerrit, corbin.skerrit@sfmta.com

     Proposal to address safety concerns at this intersection by creating a no parking 
     zone to improve visibility.

     Sam Jordan Way / Galvez Avenue, Innes Avenue, Hudson Avenue, Phelps Street, 
     Jerrold Avenue – No Parking Overnight, everyday

7.  ESTABLISH – NO PARKING, 3 AM TO 6 AM, DAILY
     Sam Jordan Way / Galvez Avenue, both sides, between 3rd Street and Phelps Street

          ESTABLISH – NO PARKING, 12:01 AM TO 6 AM, DAILY
     A.  Hudson Avenue, both sides, between 3rd Street and Phelps Street
     B.  Innes Avenue, both sides, between 3rd Street and Phelps Street
     C.  Jerrold Avenue, both sides, between Phelps Street and 3rd Street
     D.  Phelps Street, both sides, between Evans Avenue and Jerrold Avenue 
          (Supervisor District 10) Kenya Wheeler, kenya.wheeler@sfmta.com

    Community members and merchants are requesting expanded parking regulations 
    to address parking availability due to a lack of vehicle turnover.

     Church Street (Various Locations), Ocean Avenue, 3rd Street – Bus Stops
8.  ESTABLISH – MUNI FLAG STOP
     A.  Church Street, east side, south of 21st Street (inbound J Motorcoach stop)
     B.  Church Street, west side, north of 21st Street (outbound J Motorcoach stop)
     C.  Church Street, east side, south of Liberty Street (inbound J Motorcoach stop)
     D.  Church Street, west side, north of Liberty Street (outbound J Motorcoach stop)


     E.  Church Street, east side, south of 20th Street (inbound J Motorcoach stop)
     F.   Church Street, west side, north of 20th Street (outbound J Motorcoach stop)
     G.  Church Street, east side, 80 feet north of 18th Street (inbound J Motorcoach stop)
     H.  Church Street, east side, south of Market Street (inbound J Motorcoach stop)
      I.  Ocean Avenue, south side, west of SFMTA track right-of-way (at 2645 Ocean Avenue) 
          (inbound M Motorcoach stop)
     J.  Ocean Avenue, north side, east of SFMTA track right-of-way (at 2626 Ocean Avenue) 
          (outbound M Motorcoach stop)
     K.  3rd Street, east side, 80 feet north of Evans Street (outbound T Motorcoach stop)
          (Supervisor Districts 7, 8, and 10) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com

     Proposal to establish new stops for the Muni Metro Motorcoach Saturday and Sunday 
     Early Morning routes. Remaining route and Metro lines use existing bus substitution 
     stops.

 

Categorically exempt from Environmental Review: CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 
Class 1(c):  Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing highways 
and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycleand pedestrian trails, and similar facilities.

 

__________________________________________________________________
Andrea Contreras,                                                            SFMTA Date

     The following items are pending environmental clearance:
     Spear Street and Mission Street, Essex Street (Supervisor District 6) – 12 
     Folsom/Pacific Rincon Hill Extension Project

9(a).  ESTABLISH – BUS FLAG STOP
         Spear Street, southwest corner of Spear Street and Mission Street (to be replaced 
         by bus zone upon relocation of casual carpool from Spear Street to Beale Street) *

9(b).  ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE
         Spear Street, west side, from Mission Street to 93 feet southerly (removes yellow 
         metered spaces No. 102, 104, 106, and 108) (to replace bus flag stop upon relocation 
         of casual carpool from Spear Street to Beale Street)
         Essex Street, center median, from Folsom Street to 60 feet southerly

9(c).  ESTABLISH – YELLOW METERED LOADING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
         Mission Street, south side, from 6 feet to 86 feet west of Spear Street (affects 
         metered spaces No. 101, 103, 107, and 109) *


9(d).  ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT BUSES, TAXIS, AND BIKES
         Folsom Street, westbound at Essex Street (replaces legislated but not yet 
         implemented NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT MUNI AND BIKES)

9(e).  ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
         Essex Street, east side of median on east side, from Harrison Street to 
         250 feet northerly (rescinds TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME EXCEPT BUSES)

9(f).  ESTABLISH – MUNI ONLY LANE
        Essex Street, east side of median, southbound, rightmost lane, from Harrison 
        Street to 250 feet northerly

9(g).  RESCIND – LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT
         ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN EXCEPT MUNI
         Essex Street, east side of median, southbound at Harrison Street 
        (Supervisor District 6) Michael Tamin, michael.tamin@sfmta.com

        This proposal would accommodate the planned reroute of the 12 bus through 
        Rincon Hill by creating new outbound bus stops at Spear/Mission and Essex/Folsom, 
        as well as by modifying turn restrictions at Essex/Folsom and Essex/Harrison.

        The following items has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department 
        on May 24, 2012 Case No. 2007.0558E and 2008.0789E:

       1st Street, between Howard Street and Folsom Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime
10.  ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
       1st Street, east side, from 119 to 233 feet north of Folsom Street (3 meters, spaces 
       no. 237 to 241) (Supervisor District 6) Norman Wong, norman.wong@sfmta.com

       Sidewalk widening for 10 foot wide bulb located at the northeast corner at 
      1st Street/Clementina Street for the proposed 245 1st Street development.

           1st Street and Clementina Street – Crosswalk Opening and Traffic Signal
11(a).  ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
           1st Street and Clementina Street (new mid-block pedestrian crossing)

11(b).  ESTABLISH – CROSSWALK
           1st Street, north leg, at Clementina Street (Supervisor District 6) 
           Norman Wong, norman.wong@sfmta.com

         Traffic signal is associated with the proposed 245 1st Street development.


* Items denoted with an asterisk (* ) can be given approval by the City Traffic Engineer 
   after the public hearing. Otherwise, the SFMTA Board will make the final approval at a 
   later date based on the outcome at the public hearing.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Appeal Rights under Chapter 31 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code: For Approval Actions, the Planning Department has issued 
a CEQA exemption determination or negative declaration, which may be viewed online at 
http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=3447. Following approval of the item by the 
SFMTA City Traffic Engineer, the CEQA determination is subject to appeal within the time 
frame specified in S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.16, typically within 30 calendar 
days of the Approval Action. For information on filing a CEQA appeal, contact the Clerk 
of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, or call (415) 554-5184. Under CEQA, in a later court challenge, a 
litigant may be limited to raising only those issues previously raised at a hearing on 
the project or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors or other 
City board, commission or department at, or prior to, such hearing, or as part of the 
appeal hearing process on the CEQA decision.

Whether the City Traffic Engineer’s decision is considered a Final SFMTA Decision is 
determined by Division II, Section 203 of the Transportation Code. If the City Traffic 
Engineer approves a parking or traffic modification, this decision is considered a Final 
SFMTA Decision. If a City Traffic Engineer disapproves a parking or traffic modification 
and a member of the public requests SFMTA review of that decision, the additional review 
shall be conducted pursuant to Division II, Section 203 of the Transportation Code. City 
Traffic Engineer decisions will be posted on 
https://www.sfmta.com/committees/engineering-public-hearings by 5 p.m. on the Friday 
following the public hearing. Final SFMTA Decisions involving certain parking or traffic 
modifications, whether made by the City Traffic Engineer or the SFMTA Board, can be 
reviewed by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Ordinance 127-18. Information about 
the review process can be found at: 
https://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/SFMTA_Action_Review_Info_Sheet.pdf.

Approved for Public Hearing by:

 

__________________________
Ricardo Olea
City Traffic Engineer
Sustainable Streets Division

cc:  Debbie Borthne, SFMTA Parking and Enforcement
      James Lee, SFMTA Parking and Enforcement
      Matt Lee, SFMTA Service Planning

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