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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, April 30, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, April 30, 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.

Moraga Street at 40th Avenue - STOP Signs
1.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS
Moraga Street, eastbound and westbound, at 40th Avenue, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com 

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP.

Central Avenue at Buena Vista Avenue West - STOP Signs
2.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Central Avenue, southbound, at Buena Vista Avenue West (Supervisor Districts 5 and 8) (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to stop the stem of this T-intersection to clarify the right-of-way.

Bayshore Avenue and Arleta Avenue – Tow Away No Stopping Anytime 
3.    ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME 
San Bruno Avenue, north side, from Arleta Avenue to 110 feet easterly 
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) Edgar Orozco, edgar.orozco@sfmta.com

Proposal to restrict stopping and parking across six consecutive driveways in a multi-unit building to provide a taper needed for turn clearance. 

18th Street and Connecticut Street - Remove Overnight Parking for Bus Zone 
4.    ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE AT ALL TIMES
Connecticut Street, east side, from 18th Street to 75 feet southerly 
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) Edgar Orozco, edgar.orozco@sfmta.com

The current bus zone on Connecticut Street at 18th Street reflects previous Muni service hours and allowed general parking between 8:30pm-5:30am. The new Muni service hours requires a bus zone at all times. 

Cortland Avenue and Nevada Street - Extend Red Zone 
5.    ESTABLISH - RED ZONE 
Cortland Avenue, north side, from 9 feet to 27 feet west of Nevada Street
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer)  Edgar Orozco, edgar.orozco@sfmta.com

Proposal to restrict parking across one existing spot to improve operations for Muni buses.

Essex Street, between Folsom Street and Harrison Street - SamTrans Bus Layover
6(a).  ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME
Essex Street, east side, from Folsom Street to 140 feet southerly (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

6(b).  ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME EXCEPT SAMTRANS BUSES
Essex Street, east side, from 140 feet to 395 feet south of Folsom Street
(Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com 

This proposal would shorten and convert an existing Golden Gate Transit bus layover zone to serve SamTrans buses instead.

John Muir Drive, between Skyline Boulevard and Lake Merced Boulevard – Speed Limit
7(a).  RESCIND – 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT
ESTABLISH – 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
John Muir Drive, between Skyline Boulevard and a point approximately 2,500 feet southeasterly (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

7(b).  RESCIND – 40 MPH SPEED LIMIT
ESTABLISH – 35 MPH SPEED LIMIT
John Muir Drive, between the County line and a point approximately 2,500 feet southeasterly of Skyline Boulevard
(Supervisor District 7) (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) Tom Folks, tom.folks@sfmta.com 

The SFMTA proposes changing the speed limit on John Muir Drive based on the latest speed survey findings.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on November 30, 2020 Case No. 2018-007824ENV:

Alemany Interchange Improvements Phase 2
8(a).  ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL  
Alemany Boulevard, westbound, at 630 feet east of Putnam Avenue (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

8(b).  ESTABLISH – CROSSWALK
Alemany Boulevard, westbound, at 630 feet east of Putnam Avenue (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

8(c).  ESTABLISH – CROSSWALK 
Alemany Boulevard, eastbound, at San Bruno Avenue (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board) (Supervisor District 9) Philip Louie, philip.louie@sfmta.com

New traffic signal and crosswalks for the new pedestrian path connecting San Bruno Avenue with the Alemany Farmers Market.

The following items are pending separate environmental clearance, Case No. 2021-003534ENV:

Anza Street, between 30th Avenue and Masonic Avenue – Anza Street Bike Lanes Project
9(a).  ESTABLISH – CLASS II BIKEWAY 
A.    Anza Street, eastbound, south side, between 30th Avenue and Parker Avenue (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)
B.    Anza Street, eastbound, south side, between Blake Street and Masonic Avenue (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)
C.    Anza Street, westbound, north side, between 30th Avenue and Blake Street (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

9(b).  ESTABLISH – CLASS III BIKEWAY
Anza Street, eastbound, south side, between Parker Avenue and Blake Street (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)
Anza Street, westbound, north side, between Blake Street and Masonic Avenue (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

9(c).  ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS 
Anza Street, between Blake Street and Collins Street (one 3-lump speed cushion) (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer)

Anza Street, between Collins Street and Wood Street (one 3-lump speed cushion) (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer)

9(d).  ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
Anza Street, north side, from 14th Avenue to Funston Avenue (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)
Anza Street, south side, from 14th Avenue to Park Presidio (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

9(e).  RESCIND – RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT
Anza Street, eastbound, south side, from Beaumont Avenue to Parker Avenue (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer)

9(f).   RESCIND – THRU TRAFFIC MERGE RIGHT
Anza Street, westbound, north side, from Loraine Court to Almaden Court (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer)

9(g).  RESCIND – LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT
Anza Street, westbound, north side, from Almaden Court to Arguello Boulevard (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer) (Supervisor District 1) Mark Manalo, mark.manalo@sfmta.com 

Anza Street was identified by community-members in the Richmond District during earlier planning processes as a desirable corridor for bike lanes. The proposal establishes a bike lane on Anza Street between 30th Avenue and Masonic Avenue. This project will deliver improvements to address bicycle and pedestrian safety.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on September 17, 2015, Case No. 2011.0490E:

Mary Street between Minna Street and Mission Street, 5th Street – Street Closure, Tow-Away No Stopping Anytime, Left Turn Only
10(a).ESTABLISH – ROAD CLOSURE, EXCEPT PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Mary Street – from Minna Street to Mission Street (Requires approval of the SFMTA Board)
                
STREET CLOSURE due to improvements for the 5M Development project.

10(b).ESTABLISH – TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
5th Street – west side, Natoma Street to 140 feet southerly (widening sidewalk to 16 feet, removes 4 metered parking spaces, 205-01500, 205-01520, 205-01600, 205-01620 and 6 motorcycle spaces) (Tow-Away regulation requires approval of the SFMTA Board)

TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME due to sidewalk improvements for the 5M Development project.

10(c).ESTABLISH – LEFT TURN ONLY
Mary Street – northbound, at Minna Street
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by City Traffic Engineer) Westley Myles, Westley.Myles@sfmta.com

LEFT TURN ONLY due to Mary Street closure.

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
    Streets Division

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

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ISSUE DATE:  4/16/21