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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, April 16, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:00am

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, April 16, 2021, 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: SFMTA.com/ENGHearing 
•    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.

44th Avenue at Pacheco Street – STOP Signs 
1.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS 
44th Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Pacheco Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) (Supervisor District 4)  Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP due to safety concerns. 

Northridge Road at Harbor Road – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime 
2.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME 
Northridge Road, south side, from Harbor Road west property line to 95 feet easterly (in between the perpendicular parking bays on Northridge Road at Harbor Road) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) (Supervisor District 10) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com 

Proposal to add Tow-Away No Stopping Anytime to improve Muni operations and safety.

Kirkwood Avenue, between La Salle Avenue and Nautilus Court – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime 
3.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME 
Kirkwood Avenue, south side, from La Salle Avenue to Nautilus Court (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) (Supervisor District 10) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com 

Proposal to add Tow-Away No Stopping Anytime to improve Muni operations. The proposed section currently has painted red curbs by another entity.

Geneva Avenue between Prague Street and Brookdale Avenue – Bike Lane
4.    ESTABLISH - CLASS 2 BIKE LANE
Geneva Avenue, both directions, between Prague Street and Brookdale Avenue
(Supervisor District 10 & 11) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) 
Dusson Yeung, dusson.yeung@sfmta.com

Upgrade narrow shoulders to 5-foot bike lane in both directions by narrowing existing traffic lanes. No changes to parking and no change to the number of lanes. 

Kimball Place, south of Sacramento Street – Tow-Away, No Parking Anytime
5.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME
    Kimball Place, west side, from 64 feet to 86 feet south of Sacramento Street
    (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) (Supervisor District 3) 
Tom Folks, tom.folks@sfmta.com 

At the request of a local resident, the proposed restriction would supplement an existing red zone to allow for the towing of any parking violations.

Liebig Street, between San Jose Avenue and Mission Street – Tour Bus (More Than 8 Passengers) Restriction
6.    ESTABLISH – TOUR BUS (MORE THAN 8 PASSENGERS) RESTRICTION
    Liebig Street, between San Jose Avenue and Mission Street (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) (Supervisor District 11) Tom Folks, tom.folks@sfmta.com  

As requested by residents, the proposed restriction would prohibit the use of this street by large tour buses.

Egbert Avenue at Ingalls Street – Parking
7.    ESTABLISH – 4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Egbert Avenue, north side, from Ingalls Street to 300 feet southerly 
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish weekday parking time limits on half of the block face fronting 1240/1260/1280 Egbert Avenue.

Post Street at Franklin Street – Red Zone
8(a).  RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE
Post Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 22 feet westerly (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

8(b).  ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Post Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 22 feet westerly (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

8(c).  ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE
Post Street, north side, from Franklin Street, 43 feet to 64 feet westerly (removes Post ID #614-13060) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) (Supervisor District 2) Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish a sightline safety zone (“daylighting”) at the northwest corner of Post Street at Franklin Street.

Laguna Street/Sutter Street & Golden Gate Avenue/Gough Street - Red Zone
9(a).  RESCIND - GREEN METERED PARKING SPACE (15 MIN LIMIT 9AM-6PM, MON-SAT)
Gough Street, east side, from 13 feet to 33 feet north of Golden Gate Avenue (meter space #4-Q). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

9(b).  RESCIND - WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING (DURING POSTED SERVICES)
Laguna Street, west side, from Sutter Street to 20 feet north. (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

9(c).  ESTABLISH - RED ZONES
Gough Street, east side, from 13 feet to 33 feet north of Golden Gate Avenue. (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
Laguna Street, west side, from Sutter Street to 20 feet north. (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

9(d).  ESTABLISH - WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING (DURING POSTED SERVICES)
Laguna Street, west side, from 52 feet to 86 feet north of Sutter Street (replaces the white curb that was lost to the new red zone and extends it by 14 feet). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) (Supervisor District 5) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.Shariati@sfmta.com

The purpose of this project is to improve pedestrian safety by daylighting intersections.

Polk Street/Sutter Street, Polk Street/Willow Street, Polk Street/Ellis Street & Polk Street/Hemlock Street - Red Zone
10(a).RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING (9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
Hemlock Street, south side, from 4 feet to 25 feet west of Polk Street (meter space #101). (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) 
 Ellis Street, north side, from 12 feet to 33 feet east of Polk Street (meter space #746). (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

10(b).RESCIND - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 7AM TO 6PM, SATURDAY & 7AM TO 4PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
Sutter Street, north side, from 8 feet to 29 feet east of Polk Street (meter space #1158). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(c).RESCIND - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 8AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
Willow Street, south side, from Polk Street to 111 feet east (meter space #53, 51, 49, 47 & 45). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(d).RESCIND - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
Willow Street, south side, from 20 feet to 60 feet east of Van Ness Avenue (meter space #147 & 145). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(e).RESCIND - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 6AM TO 11AM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
Ellis Street, south side, from 27 feet to 115 feet east of Polk Street (meter space #745, 743, 741 & 739). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(f). RESCIND - GREEN METERED PARKING SPACE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
Sutter Street, south side, from 4 feet to 22 feet east of Polk Street (meter space #1155-G). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(g).ESTABLISH - RED ZONES
Sutter Street, north side, from 8 feet to 29 feet east of Polk Street. Sutter Street, south side, from 4 feet to 22 feet east of Polk Street. Willow Street, south side, from Polk Street to 24 feet east. (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)
Ellis Street, north side, from 12 feet to 33 feet east of Polk Street. Hemlock Street, south side, from 4 feet to 25 feet west of Polk Street. (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

10(h).ESTABLISH - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 7AM TO 6PM, SATURDAY & 7AM TO 4PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
Sutter Street, north side, from 50 feet to 71 feet east of Polk Street (converts general meter space #1154 into a yellow metered space). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(i). ESTABLISH - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 7AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
A.    Willow Street, south side, from 24 feet to 131 feet east of Polk Street (meter space #51, 49, 47 & 45. Converts general meter parking space #43 into a yellow metered space). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
B.    Willow Street, south side, from 20 feet to 60 feet east of Van Ness Avenue (meter space #147 & 145). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
C.    Ellis Street, south side, from 27 feet to 115 feet east of Polk Street (meter space #745, 743, 741 & 739). (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

10(j). ESTABLISH - GREEN METERED PARKING SPACE (30 MINUTE LIMIT 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
Sutter Street, south side, from 163 feet to 181 feet east of Polk Street (converts general meter space #1139 into a green metered space). (Supervisor Districts 3 & 6) 
Shahram Shariati, Shahram.Shariati@sfmta.com 

This project is designed to improve safety by daylighting intersections.

The following items are pending environmental clearance:

Leavenworth Street Pedestrian Safety Quick-Build Project
11(a).RESCIND – METERED YELLOW COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Leavenworth Street, east side, from 28 to 48 feet south of Golden Gate Avenue (1 space) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(b).RESCIND – FARMER MARKET PERMIT PARKING 6 AM TO 9:30 AM, WEDNESDAY
Leavenworth Street, east side, from 48 to 68 feet south of Golden Gate Avenue (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(c).RESCIND – METERED YELLOW COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Leavenworth Street, east side, from 33 feet to 55 feet south of Eddy Street (1 space) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
Leavenworth Street, east side, from 22 to 65 feet south of Ellis Street (2 spaces) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(d).RESCIND – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 10 PM, DAILY
Leavenworth Street, west side, from 51 feet to 73 feet north of Eddy Street (1 space) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(e).ESTABLISH – METERED YELLOW 6-WHEEL COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Leavenworth Street, east side, from 33 feet to 77 feet south of Eddy Street (2 spaces) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(f). ESTABLISH – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Leavenworth Street, east side, from 28 to 68 feet south of Golden Gate Avenue (2 spaces) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(g).ESTABLISH – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 10 PM, DAILY
Leavenworth Street, west side, from 6 feet to 29 feet north of Eddy Street (1 space) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(h).ESTABLISH – SHORT TERM PARKING, 15 MINUTE LIMIT, 9 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Leavenworth Street, west side, from 90 feet to 110 feet south of O’Farrell Street (1 space) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

11(i). ESTABLISH – BLUE ZONE, DISABLED PARKING ONLY, AT ALL TIMES
Leavenworth Street, east side, from O’Farrell Street to 18 feet northerly (1 space) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) (Supervisor Districts 6 and 3) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com 

This proposal makes the following changes on Leavenworth Street between McAllister Street and Post Street; Reduces travel lanes from 3 to 2, adds Painted Safety Zones to existing daylighting, and updates color curb zones. 

Golden Gate Avenue, between Polk Street and Market Street – Golden Gate Avenue Quick-Build Project
12(a).ESTABLISH – CLASS IV BIKEWAY (PROTECTED BIKEWAY)
Golden Gate Avenue, eastbound, south side, between Polk Street and Taylor/Market Street

12(b).ESTABLISH – NO TURN ON RED EXCEPT BICYCLES 
Golden Gate Avenue, eastbound, at Polk Street (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(c).ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
A.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 103 feet to 165 feet east of Polk Street
B.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 69 feet to 153 feet west of Larkin Street
C.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from Larkin Street to Hyde Street 
D.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from Hyde Street to Dale Place
E.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from Leavenworth Street to 50 feet easterly
F.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 108 feet to 218 feet west of Jones Street
G.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from Jones Street to 285 feet easterly
H.    Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from Taylor Street to 85 feet westerly
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(d).ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, AT ALL TIMES
A.    455 Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 153 feet to 248 feet west of Larkin Street (95-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
B.    “247” Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 10 feet to 48 feet east of Dale Place (38-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
C.    “45” Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 85 feet to 128 feet west of Taylor Street (43-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(e).ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7AM-5:30PM MONDAY-FRIDAY, TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ALL OTHER TIMES 
175 Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 50 feet to 155 feet east of Leavenworth Street (105-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(f). ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, DURING POSTED SERVICES, TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ALL OTHER TIMES 
133 Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 155 feet to 195 feet east of Leavenworth Street (40-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(g).ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 10 PM, DAILY
“322” Golden Gate Avenue, north side, from 90 feet to 112 feet west of Hyde Street (22-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
101 Hyde Street, west side, from 25 feet to 69 feet north of Golden Gate Avenue (44-foot zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(h).ESTABLISH – METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Golden Gate Avenue, south side, from 20 feet to 69 feet west of Larkin Street (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(i). RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME 
ESTABLISH – GENERAL METERED PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, 2-HOUR LIMIT, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
A.    Golden Gate Avenue, north side, from 10 feet to 90 feet east of Hyde Street
B.    Hyde Street, west side, from 10 feet to 82 feet south of Turk Street 
C.    Hyde Street, east side, from 25 feet to 94 feet north of Golden Gate Avenue
D.    Hyde Street, east side, from 108 feet to 193 feet north of Golden Gate Avenue
E.    Jones Street, west side, from 30 feet to 133 feet south of Golden Gate Avenue
F.    Jones Street, east side, from 25 feet to 88 feet north of McAllister Street
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

12(j). RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME
ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANY TIME EXCEPT BICYCLES
Golden Gate Avenue, north side, 70 feet to 90 feet west of Hyde Street (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) (Supervisor District 6) Winnie Lee, winnie.lee@sfmta.com

This proposed project converts the existing buffered bike lane into a protected bikeway on Golden Gate Avenue, between Polk Street and Market Street. The project is a quick-build project to improve traffic safety for cyclists and pedestrians along the corridor.  

 Items denoted with (Engineer) 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:     James Lee, SFMTA Parking and Enforcement 
    Matt Lee, SFMTA Service Planning

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ISSUE DATE:  4/2/21