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Engineering Public Hearing Agenda, June 12, 2020

Effective Date
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:00am
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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY

ORDER# 6255

FOR PUBLIC HEARING

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, June 12, 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: meet.sfmta.com/meetings/FHS3HNDW 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.”

Online Participation

 

Phone Participation
•    Ensure you are in a quiet location
•    Speak clearly
•    Turn off any TVs or radios around you
    1. For the best online experience, join the Skype session and select “Don’t join audio”. For the audio, use the phone instructions below. This will allow you to listen and participate through the same audio experience.
1. When prompted, dial "1 - 0" to be added to the speaker line. The auto-prompt will indicate callers are entering "Question and Answer" time; this is the "Public Comment" period.
2. Callers will hear silence when waiting for your turn to speak.
3. When prompted, callers will have the standard two minutes to provide comment.

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

Buena Vista Avenue at Haight Street– STOP Sign
1.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Buena Vista Avenue West, northbound, at Haight Street  ♦
(Supervisor District 5) Ken Kwong, kenneth.kwong@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends stopping the stem of this T-intersection to better clarify the right of way.
Division and Vermont Streets– STOP Sign
2.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Division Street, eastbound and westbound, at Vermont Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 6) ♦ Simon Qin, simon.qin@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends making this intersection an all-way STOP to better clarify right of way.

Haight Street at Lyon Street- Passenger Loading Zone
3.    ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, ACCESSIBLE PASSENGER LOADING, 7AM TO 10PM, DAILY
“1195” Haight Street, south side, from Lyon Street to 40 feet easterly  (40-foot zone)   (Supervisor District 8) ♦ Project Contact: Paul Kniha, Paul.Kniha@sfmta.com

Proposing an accessible passenger loading zone on Haight Street for Buena Vista Park.

Laguna Street—Parking Regulations
4.    RESCIND--TWO HOUR PARKING, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8 AM TO 9 PM, EXCEPT VEHICLES
WITH AREA S PERMITS (retains RPP eligibility)
Laguna Street, east side, between Hayes Street and Linden Street
(Supervisor District 5) Kathryn Studwell, kathryn.studwell@sfmta.com

Over the last year, other legislated uses including Bike Share and loading zone have taken the entire length of the curb, eliminating all parking. This will result in the removal of the RPP signage only. Residents and businesses on this block face will retain permit eligibility.

Wayland and University Streets—STOP Sign
5.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Wayland Street, eastbound, at University Street, stopping the stem of this T-intersection (Supervisor District 9) ♦
Proposal to stop the stem of this T-intersection to better clarify right-of-way. 
(Supervisor Districts 9 and 10) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends stopping the stem of this T-intersection to better clarify the right of way.

Scott Street–Passenger Loading Zone
6(a).    RESCIND – PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 1:45-3:45PM, SCHOOL DAYS
Scott Street, west side, from Jackson Street to 66 feet northerly (66-foot zone) ♦

6(b).    ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 1:45-3:45PM, SCHOOL DAYS
Scott Street, west side, from 20 feet to 86 feet north of Jackson Street (66-foot zone) ♦

 

6(c).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Scott Street, west side from Jackson Street to 20 feet northerly. ♦
(Supervisor District 2) Andre Wright, Andre.Wright@sfmta.com

This proposal shifts the current 66-foot existing passenger loading zone (PLZ) on Scott Street for the Town School for Boys by 20 feet northerly to increase the visibility of pedestrians crossing at the intersection.

Girard Street–Passenger Loading Zone
7(a).    RESCIND - PART-TIME SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3PM-4PM, SCHOOL DAYS
Girard Street, west side, from 108 feet to 226 feet north of Bacon Street (118-foot zone) ♦

7(b).    ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 2PM-3:30PM, SCHOOL DAYS
Girard Street, west side, from 108 feet to 226 feet north of Bacon Street (118-foot zone) ♦
(Supervisor District 10) Andre Wright, Andre.Wright@sfmta.com

This proposal changes the hours of operation for the passenger loading zone at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, located at 350 Girard Street, to better align with the school’s schedule.

Lucky Street-Parking Restriction
8(a).    RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA I PERMITS
Lucky Street, west side, from 263 feet to 270 feet north of 25th Street (residents on both sides of the street remain eligible to purchase residential parking permits)

8(b).    ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
Lucky Street, west side, from 263 feet to 270 feet north of 25th Street 
(does not remove an RPP space) (Supervisor District 9) 
Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

This proposal extends the existing 50-foot Towaway, No Stopping Anytime zone by seven feet to 57 feet in total to improve driveway access. The proposal will not affect residential permit parking purchasing eligibility. 

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.

_____________________          5/29/2020            
Andrea Contreras, SFMTA         Date
The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on May 15, 2017, Case 2007.0347ENV-10:
1901 Clement Street - On-Street Bicycle Parking
9.    RESCIND - GENERAL METER PARKING, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME EXCEPT BICYCLES 
Clement St, south side, from 5 feet west to 23 feet west of 20th Ave (Supervisor District 1) ♦
Project Contact: Pallavi Panyam, Pallavi.Panyam@sfmta.com

The proposed bicycle corrals have been requested by fronting institution (Spoke Easy) through a formal application process. SFMTA staff determined bicycle corrals were appropriate at this location based on demonstrated high bicycle parking demand. 

5114 3rd Street - On-Street Bicycle Parking
10(a).    RESCIND - GENERAL METER PARKING, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
3rd St, west side, from 82 feet south to 102 feet south of Bayview Ave ♦

10(b).    ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME EXCEPT BICYCLES 
3rd St, west side, from 73 feet south to 102 feet south of Bayview Ave 
(Supervisor District 10) ♦ Project Contact: Pallavi Panyam, Pallavi.Panyam@sfmta.com

The proposed bicycle corrals have been requested by fronting institutions Spoke Easy and Word. A Café through a formal application process. SFMTA staff determined bicycle corrals were appropriate at these based on demonstrated high bicycle parking demand. Installation of the bicycle corrals will result in the removal of one metered parking space at each location.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 18, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:
Howard Street at 6th Street – Bike Share Station 
11.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Howard Street, north side, from 165 feet to 239 feet east of 6th Street 
(74-foot bike share station) ♦ (Supervisor District 6) 
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Legislating the existing Bay Wheels bike share station in the floating parking lane on the north side of Howard Street, adjacent to the Leland Apartments. This is a relocation of the previous Howard at 5th station that was picked up for construction of the adjacent parcel. 
Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the south side of Brannan Street, adjacent to Pinterest. Relocating an existing white zone and expanding it by removing an existing loading zone, at the request of the Pinterest building manager. 
 
Tehama Street at 1st Street – Bike Share Station 
12.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Tehama Street, north side, from 1st Street to 111 feet westerly 
(102-foot bike share station with red zones) ♦ (Supervisor District 6) 
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the north side of Tehama Street, adjacent to 505 Howard Street. 

Stanyan Street at Geary Boulevard – Bike Share Station 
13.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Stanyan Street, west side, from 96 feet to 155 feet south of Geary Boulevard 
(53-foot bike share station with red zones) ♦ (Supervisor District 1) 
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the west side of Stanyan Street, adjacent to Fedex. 
 
Arlington Street at Roanoke Street – Bike Share Station 
14.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Arlington Street, south side, from Roanoke Street to 65 feet westerly 
(53-foot bike share station with red zones) ♦ (Supervisor District 8) 
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the south side of Arlington Street, adjacent to the green space owned by the City and County of San Francisco. 
 
Cambon Drive at Felix Avenue – Bike Share Station 
15.    ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK BIKE SHARE STATION 
Cambon Drive, east side, from 18 feet to 54 feet south of Felix Avenue 
(36-foot bike share station) (Supervisor District 7) ♦
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station on the sidewalk in Parkmerced, adjacent to 125 Cambon Drive. 
 
Arballo Drive at Garces Drive – Bike Share Station 
16.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Arballo Drive, west side, from 115 feet to 195 feet north of Garces Drive 
(73-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 7) ♦ 
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane in Parkmerced, adjacent to housing, including 568 Arballo Drive. 
 
38th Avenue at Balboa Street – Bike Share Station 
17.    ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK BIKE SHARE STATION 
38th Avenue, west side, from 12 feet to 79 feet south of Balboa Street 
(67-foot bike share station) (Supervisor District 1) ♦
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station on the sidewalk on 38th Avenue in front of Bank of America. 

28th Avenue at Geary Boulevard – Bike Share Station 
18.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
28th Avenue, east side, from 42 feet to 98 feet south of Geary Boulevard (53-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 1) ♦
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on 28th Avenue next to Grocery Outlet. 

Brazil Street at La Grande Avenue – Bike Share Station 
19.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Brazil Street, north side, from 49 feet to 108 feet east of La Grande Avenue (53-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 11) ♦
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Brazil Street, adjacent to McLaren Park.
 
Post Street at Baker Street – Bike Share Station 
20.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Post Street, north side, from Baker Street to 88 feet easterly 
(75-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 5) ♦
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Post Street, adjacent to the apartment building at 1400-1424 Baker Street and 2468-2492 Post Street 

Alemany Boulevard at Ocean Avenue – Bike Share Station 
21.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Alemany Boulevard, west side, from 89 feet to 135 feet south of Ocean Avenue 
(43-foot bike share station with red zones) (Supervisor District 11) ♦ 
Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the west side of Alemany Boulevard, adjacent to Midas. 

Alemany Boulevard at Francis Street – Bike Share Station 
22.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Alemany Boulevard, east side, from 53 feet to 122 feet south of Francis Street 
(62-foot bike share station with red zones on either end) 
(Supervisor District 11) ♦ Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the east side of Alemany Boulevard, adjacent to the Corpus Christi Church parking lot.

Russia Avenue at Madrid Street – Bike Share Station 
23.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Russia Avenue, north side, from Madrid Street to 80 feet easterly (52’-5” bike share station adjacent to a bulbout and a 3’ red zone buffer on the eastern end of the station)  
(Supervisor District 11) ♦ Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the north side of Russia Avenue, adjacent to Excelsior Playground

Brannan Street at 6th Street – Bike Share Station 
24(a).    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Brannan Street, south side, from 262 feet to 319 feet east of 6th Street 
(53-foot bike share station) ♦

24(b).    ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING, 7 AM TO 10 PM, DAILY 
Brannan Street, south side, from 319 feet to 383 feet east of 6th Street 
(shifting and expanding the white zone to 64 feet) ♦

24(c).    RESCIND – YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY TO SATURDAY 
Brannan Street, south side, from 325 feet to 345 feet east of 6th Street  
(Supervisor District 6) ♦ Project Contact: Laura Stonehill, Laura.Stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the south side of Brannan Street, adjacent to Pinterest. Relocating an existing white zone and expanding it by removing an existing loading zone, at the request of the Pinterest building manager. 

 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:  5/29/20