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Engineering Public Hearing Agenda, November 16, 2018

Effective Date 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00am
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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Order # 6000
FOR PUBLIC HEARING

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 
will hold a public hearing on Friday, November 16, 2018, 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:


    3207 Mission Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension
1. ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA AA ELIGIBILITY
    3207 Mission Street (eligibility only; no signs)
    (Supervisor District 9) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

    Petition makes residents eligible to obtain parking permits.

    Haight Street and Divisadero Street – No Left Turns Except Muni
2. RESCIND – NO LEFT TURN
    ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT MUNI
    Haight Street, eastbound, at Divisadero Street
    (Supervisor District 5) Edgar Orozco, edgar.orozco@sfmta.com

    This proposal will exempt Muni transit vehicles from the current 
    restriction. Muni will only make this left turn when construction 
    or special events require a temporary route diversion. 

    Visitacion Avenue, between Schwerin Street and Delta Street – Part-Time 
    Bus Zones
3. ESTABLISH – SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 8:30 AM TO
    9:30 AM AND 3 PM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS
    Visitacion Avenue, north side, from Schwerin Street to 155 feet easterly
    (Supervisor District 10) * André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

    SFUSD is requesting Visitacion Valley Elementary School's existing school bus 
    loading zone be extended 20 feet to accommodate their buses.

    Baker Street and Beach Street – STOP Signs
4. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
    Baker Street, northbound and southbound, at Beach Street, making this 
    intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 2) 
    Elizabeth Chen, elizabeth.chen@sfmta.com

    Proposal makes this intersection an all-way STOP at the request of local 
    residents.

    Powell Street at Francisco Street – Bus Zones
5. ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE
    Powell Street, east side, from Francisco Street to 120 feet south 
    (extends existing 75-foot bus zone and removes 2 parking spaces)
    (Supervisor District 3) Felipe Robles, felipe.robles@sfmta.com

    Proposal extends bus zone by removing parking spaces, at the request 
    of Muni Operations.


        23rd Street, south side, between Tennessee Street and Minnesota 
        Street Perpendicular Parking
6(a). ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING
        23rd Street, south side, between Tennessee Street and Minnesota 
        Street

6(b). ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME
        23rd Street, north side, from Tennessee Street to 66 feet westerly 
        (removes three parking spaces) (Supervisor District 10) Kathryn Studwell, 
        kathryn.studwell@sfmta.com

        Establishes perpendicular parking on south side of 23rd Street.

        Grove Street, between Larkin Street and Polk Street – Parallel Parking, 
        Yellow Loading Zone, and Blue Zone
7(a). RESCIND – ANGLE PARKING
        Grove Street, north side, from 27 feet to 135 feet west of Larkin Street 
        (rescinds 9 angle parking spaces #446-00004)

7(b). RESCIND – BLUE ZONE (Diagonal)
        Grove Street, north side, from 15 feet to 27 feet west of Larkin Street 
        (12-foot blue zone)

7(c). ESTABLISH – BLUE ZONE (Parallel)
        Grove Street, north side, from 5 feet to 25 feet west of Larkin Street
        (20-foot blue zone)

7(d). ESTABLISH – YELLOW ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 30-MINUTE LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, 
        MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
        Grove Street, north side, from 85 feet to 135 feet west of Larkin Street 
        (2 yellow metered spaces) (Supervisor District 6) * Elizabeth Chen, 
        elizabeth.chen@sfmta.com

       Conversion to parallel spaces allows easier commercial loading at the new 
       Bi-Rite Café and improves accessibility at the blue zone. Net loss of 4 spaces.

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.

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Andrea Contreras, SFMTA                   Date


The following items are pending environmental clearance:
Powell Streetscape Project (Powell Street from Ellis Street to Geary Street)

8(a). ESTABLISH – LEFT TURN ONLY EXCEPT MUNI
        Powell Street, southbound, at O’Farrell Street

8(b). ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN
        O’Farrell Street, eastbound, at Powell Street

8(c). ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
        ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME
        A. Powell Street, west side, from Ellis Street to O’Farrell Street
        B. Powell Street, east side, from Ellis Street to 86 feet northerly
        C. Powell Street, east side, from 154 feet north of Ellis Street to O’Farrell 
            Street
       D. Powell Street, west side, from O’Farrell Street to 88 feet northerly
       E. Powell Street, west side, from 147 feet north of O’Farrell Street to Geary 
           Street
       F. Powell Street, east side, from O’Farrell Street to 139 feet northerly
       G. Powell Street, east side, from 198 feet north of O’Farrell Street to Geary 
           Street
       H. O’Farrell Street, south side, from Powell Street to 148 feet easterly 
           (rescinds yellow metered loading spaces #143, #145, and #147 for a 6-foot 
           wide transit/sidewalk bulb)
       I. O’Farrell Street, south side, from Powell Street to 23 feet westerly
       J. Ellis Street, north side, from Powell Street to 25 feet easterly
       K. Ellis Street, north side, from Powell Street to 9 feet westerly

8(d). ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANY TIME EXCEPT ACTIVE LOADING
        A. Powell Street, east side, from 86 feet to 154 feet north of Ellis Street
        B. Powell Street, west side, from 88 feet to 147 feet north of O’Farrell Street
        C. Powell Street, east side, from 139 feet to 198 feet north of O’Farrell Street

8(e). RESCIND – BUS ZONE
        O’Farrell Street, south side, from Powell Street to Cyril Magnin Street

8(d). ESTABLISH – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE AT ALL TIMES
        O’Farrell Street, south side, from 23 feet to 43 feet west of Powell 
        Street (establishes one passenger loading zone space)

8(e). ESTABLISH – YELLOW LOADING ZONE, 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, AT ALL TIMES
        O’Farrell Street, south side, from 43 feet west of Powell Street to 
        Cyril Magnin Street (establishes 7 yellow metered loading spaces)

8(f). ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE
       O’Farrell Street, south side, from Powell Street to 130 feet easterly

8(g). ESTABLISH – YELLOW 6-WHEEL COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE, 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 
        AT ALL TIMES
        O’Farrell Street, north side, from 6 feet to 73 feet east of Powell Street 
        (affects existing


       yellow metered loading spaces # 144, #146, and #148)
       (Supervisor District 6) Alvin Lam, alvin.lam@sfmta.com

       This legislation builds upon the previous Powell Street Safety 
       Pilot for the upcoming Powell Streetscape Project. The Project 
       will re-design two blocks of Powell Street (between Geary and Ellis) 
       with a new pedestrian-focused design, replacing the temporary aluminum 
       parklets with wider sidewalks, flexible load zones, and a variety of 
       other streetscape elements. Further, improvements for the 38-Geary Muni 
       lines and upgrades to traffic signals will keep people moving and improve 
       safety.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department 
on October 18, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:

    Filbert Street at Powell Street – Bike Share Station
9. ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
    ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
    Filbert Street, north side, from 11 feet to 100 feet east of Powell Street 
    (82-foot bike share station with red zones at either end) 
    *(Supervisor District 3) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

    Proposing a Ford GoBike bike share station in the parking lane adjacent to 
    the Boys' & Girls' Club.

      China Basin Street at 3rd Street – Bike Share Station
10. ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
      ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
      China Basin Street, north side, from 37 feet to 135 feet west of 3rd Street 
      (82-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) 
      *(Supervisor District 6) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

      Proposing a Ford GoBike bike share station in the parking lane adjacent 
      to a parking lot.

      22nd Street at Dolores Street – Bike Share Station
11. ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
      ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
      22nd Street, south side, from Dolores Street to 75 feet westerly 
      (62-foot bike share station with red zones in either end) 
      *(Supervisor District 8) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

      Proposing a Ford GoBike bike share station in the parking lane adjacent to 
      Thomas Edison Charter Academy.


*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

RO:TF:ND
ISSUE DATE: 11/2/18