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Engineering Public Hearing Agenda, July 10, 2020

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Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:00am
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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY

ORDER #6259

FOR PUBLIC HEARING

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM to consider the various matters listed on the agenda below.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to get public feedback on these proposals. No decisions will be made on these items at the public hearing.  Based upon all public feedback received, the SFMTA will make and post the decision on these items by 5.pm. the following Friday on the SFTMA website.

Public opinion about these proposals can be shared in any of the following ways:

•    Online Skype Meeting: https://meet.sfmta.com/meetings/N264NJCS

To speak about any items, please follow the phone-in instructions.
•    Phoning during the public hearing: please dial 888-398-2342 and enter the code 8647385. When public comment is open key in “1” and then “0” to join the queue of people wishing to comment. 
•    Sending an email to Sustainable.Streets@SFMTA.com with the subject line “Public Hearing.”

For clarification about any items before the public hearing, the responsible staff person is listed, along with an email address.

Chabot Terrace at Turk Boulevard – Red Zone
1.    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Chabot Terrace, west side, from Turk Boulevard to 23 feet southerly 
(Supervisor District 1) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

This item is part of a larger effort to upgrade the traffic signal controller cabinet for pedestrian safety improvements. The cabinet will be enlarged and reoriented in order to avoid narrowing the sidewalk further, and the removal of one parking space is needed to provide space for maintenance access.

Kearny and Jackson Street –  No Turn on Red
2.    ESTABLISH - NO TURN ON RED
Kearny Street, northbound, at Jackson Street ♦
Jackson Street, eastbound, at Kearny Street ♦
(District Supervisor 3) Edgar Orozco, edgar.orozco@sfmta.com

Establishes no-turn-on-red restriction as part of future pedestrian scramble. Pedestrian scramble was requested by the community.

Mount Vernon Avenue at Getz Street – Red Zone 
3.    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Mount Vernon Avenue, south side, from Getz Street to 35 feet easterly 
(removes 2 parking spaces) (Supervisor District 11) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com

Proposal will add a red zone to improve intersection conditions and Muni operations for the 54 Felton. 

Bryant Street at Division Street – Bus Zone 
4.    ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE 
Bryant Street, south side, from Division Street to 100 feet easterly 
(extends existing bus zone 20 feet, removes 1 parking space) 
(Supervisor District 6) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com

Proposal to extend the 27 Bryant and the 47 Van Ness bus zone to improve Muni operations.

Francisco Street, between Powell Street and Stockton Street – Speed Humps
5(a). RESCIND - RAISED CROSSWALK
Francisco Street, between Powell Street and Stockton Street ♦ (1 Raised Crosswalk)

5(b). ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS
Francisco Street, between Powell Street and Stockton Street ♦ (2 Speed Humps) (Supervisor District 2) Andre Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

Traffic calming devices are being installed proactively near school loading zones, to ensure motorists are adhering to reduced speeds in school areas.

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, bicycle 
and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities.

____________________                    6/26/2020            
Andrea Contreras, SFMTA                   Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 18, 2019 Case 2019-021133ENV:
The Embarcadero, between Mission Street and Folsom Street – No Turn on Red, Muni Flag Stops
6(a). RESCIND – MUNI FLAG STOP
The Embarcadero, east side, north of Howard Street (removes existing northbound far-side N/T Owl stop)

6(b). ESTABLISH – NO TURN ON RED
Mission Street, eastbound, at Embarcadero
The Embarcadero, southbound, at Howard Street The Embarcadero, southbound, at Folsom Street ♦ (Supervisor Districts 3 and 6) Gabe Ho, Gabriel.Ho@sfmta.com
 
As part of the Embarcadero Quick-Build, SFMTA proposes the above changes to create a new two-way protected bikeway to reduce congestion on the Embarcadero promenade and to improve bike safety. The bikeway is subject to Port of SF approval, while the changes above fall under SFMTA jurisdiction.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 18, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:
Filbert Street at Fillmore Street – Bike Share Station 
7.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Filbert Street, south side, from Fillmore Street to 61 feet easterly 
(53-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 2) ♦ Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Filbert Street, adjacent to Shake Shack. 

Kearny Street at California Street – Bike Share Station 
8.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Kearny Street, west side, from California Street to 101 feet southerly 
(75-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 3) ♦  Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Kearny Street, adjacent to 601 California St. 

Front Street at California Street – Bike Share Station 
9.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Front Street, west side, from 27 feet to 115 feet south of California Street 
(85-foot station with red zones on either side of the station) 
(Supervisor District 3) ♦ Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Front Street, adjacent to Canon Solutions. 

Fulton Street at Laguna Street – Bike Share Station 
10.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Fulton Street, south side, from Laguna Street to 89 feet easterly 
(82-foot station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 5) ♦ Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Fulton Street, adjacent to 555 Fulton Street. 

Font Boulevard at Arballo Drive – Bike Share Station 
11.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Font Boulevard, west side, from 35 feet to 116 feet north of Arballo Drive (80-foot station) (Supervisor District 7) ♦  Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com 

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the angled parking lane on Font Boulevard, adjacent to SFSU Mashouf Wellness Center fields. 

 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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ISSUE DATE:  6/26/20