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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, April 5, 2024

Effective Date
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 10:00am
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The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, April 5, 2024, 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 by the end of the day of the public hearing, the SFMTA will make and post the decision on these items by 5.pm. the following Friday on the SFMTA website. Items may be heard out of sequence.

Online Participation

Telephone Participation

Written Participation    
Join Online Teams Meeting: SFMTA.com/EngHearing

Click on the Raise your hand icon  . When you are prompted to unmute, click on the microphone icon   to speak. 

Join by telephone: Dial (415) 523-2709 and enter conference ID 396 848 05 #

    
Dial *5 to be placed in the queue for public comment. When prompted dial *6 to unmute yourself. 

When speaking:

•    Ensure you are in a quiet location
•    Turn off any TVs or radios around you
•    Speak Clearly

Submit your written comments to the project staff listed with “Public Hearing” in the subject line or by mail to SFMTA, 1 South Van Ness, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

CALL TO ORDER

INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW 

For clarification about any items before the public hearing, the responsible staff person is listed, along with an email address.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Members of the public may provide comments on matters that are not on today’s calendar.

1.    Anderson Street at Bernal Heights Boulevard – STOP Sign
ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN
Anderson Street, northbound, at Bernal Heights Boulevard (Supervisor District 9) 
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Tsai, michael.tsai@sfmta.com

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

2.    Colby Street at Dwight Street – STOP Sign
ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN
Colby Street, southbound, at Dwight Street
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Edward Tang, edward.tang@sfmta.com
              
Proposal to stop the stem of the T-intersection to clarify the right-of-way.

3.    11th Avenue and California Street – Right Turn Only
ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY
11th Avenue, northbound and southbound at California Street (Supervisor District 1) 
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Kevin Shue, kevin.shue@sfmta.com
    
Proposal to establish right turn only to address collisions.

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.

                                
Chava Kronenberg, SFMTA                 Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 19, 2015, SFMTA Bay Area Bicycle Share Project (Case 2015-005492ENV):

4.    3rd Street at King Street – Bike Share Station 
ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING, EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
3rd Street, east side, from 42 feet to 116 feet south of the crosswalk at King Street 
(74-foot bike share station) (Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposal to move the existing Bay Wheels bike share station on 3rd Street at Townsend Street to the floating buffer on the east side of 3rd Street, south of King Street, to be adjacent to the new two-way bikeway next to the Giants stadium. 

Cortland Avenue at Wool Street – Bike Share Station 
5(a).    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING, EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Cortland Avenue, south side, from 10 feet to 70 feet west of the crosswalk at Wool Street 
(57-foot bike share station with red zone) 

5(b).    ESTABLISH – METERED YELLOW ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Cortland Avenue, south side, from 70 feet to 114 feet west of the crosswalk at Wool Street 
(stalls #404 and 408) (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposal to install a Bay Wheels bike share station and commercial loading in the parking lane on Cortland Avenue at Wool Street, adjacent to 400-422 Cortland Street, including the New Wheel bike store. 

ADJOURNMENT

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 SFMTA.com/EngineeringResults 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 SFMTA.com/BOSAppeal.

Approved for Public Hearing by:

    _________________________
    Ricardo Olea
City Traffic Engineer
    Streets Division

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

RO:ET:ND
ISSUE DATE:  3/22/24