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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, August 13, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, August 13, 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 Teams 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.

Underwood Avenue at Lane Street – STOP Signs 
1.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Underwood Avenue, eastbound and westbound, at Lane Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com 

Proposal to convert this intersection to an all-way stop to better clarify right-of-way.

Russia Avenue at Paris Street – STOP Signs 
2.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Russa Avenue, eastbound and westbound, at Paris Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 11) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com 

Proposal to convert this intersection to an all-way stop to better clarify right-of-way.

Alemany Boulevard and Rousseau Street – No U-Turns 
3.    ESTABLISH – NO U-TURN 
Alemany Boulevard, southbound, at Rousseau Street (Supervisor Districts 8 and 11) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Corbin Skerrit, corbin.skerrit@sfmta.com 

Restricting southbound U-turns with proposed signal operation at new traffic signal. 

Webster Street at Geary Boulevard – No Turn on Red 
4.    ESTABLISH – NO TURN ON RED 
Webster Street, northbound and southbound, at Geary Boulevard (Supervisor District 5) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Daniel Mackowski, daniel.mackowski@sfmta.com

These vehicle turn restrictions, suggested by a member of the community, would help improve safety for pedestrian and bicyclists from vehicles encroaching into the intersection on red. 

390 1st Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
5.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U 
390 1st Street, north of Harrison Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility to this building will allow residents to purchase permits and park their vehicles within RPP Area U. 

188 Buchanan Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
6.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S 
188 Buchanan Street, south of Waller Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 8) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility will allow residents to purchase permits to park within RPP Area S. 

399 Fremont Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
7.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA Y 
399 Fremont Street, north of Harrison Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility to this building on a block with metered parking. 

3134 24th Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
8.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA I 
3134 24th Street, west of Folsom Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility to this building on a block with metered parking. 

414 Gough Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
9.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA R 
414 Gough Street, north of Hayes Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility to this building on a block with metered parking. 

435 Hayes Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
10.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA R 
435 Hayes Street, west of Gough Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility will allow residents to purchase permits to park within RPP Area R. 

2130 Post Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
11.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA G 
2130 Post Street, west of Pierce Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 3) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility to a building on a block with metered parking. 

3882-3884 24th Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension 
12.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S 
3882-3884 24th Street, east of Sanchez Street (eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility to this building on a block with metered parking. 

921-923 Folsom Street - Residential Permit Parking Extension
13.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U 
921-923 Folsom Street, west of 5th Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

This proposal will add eligibility for RPP Area U to 921-923 Folsom Street so residents can purchase permits and park within this RPP Area.

680 Indiana Street - Residential Permit Parking Extension
14.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA EE 
680 Indiana Street, north of 19th Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

The proposal will add 680 Indiana Street to RPP Area EE so residents will be eligible to purchase permits.

810-820 Battery Street, between Broadway and Vallejo Street - Residential Permit Parking Extension
15.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA A
810-820 Battery Street, between Broadway and Vallejo Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 3) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility will allow residents to purchase permits to park within RPP Area A.

388 5th Street - Residential Permit Parking Extension
16.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U
388 5th Street, north of Harrison Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

This proposal will add 388 5th Street to RPP Area U so residents will be eligible to purchase permits and park within the general Area U.

100 San Marcos Avenue - Residential Permit Parking Extension
17.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA T 
100 San Marcos Avenue, north of Castenada Avenue (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 7) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Raynell Cooper, raynell.cooper@sfmta.com 

This proposal will add eligibility for RPP Area T to 100 San Marcos Avenue, per a request from the property owner.

255 Broadway - Residential Permit Parking Extension
18.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA A 
255 Broadway, east of Sansome Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 3) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

Extending RPP area eligibility will allow residents to purchase permits to park within RPP Area A.

Various blocks on Palou Avenue – Speed Cushions
19.    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
A.    Palou Avenue, between Selby Street and Rankin Street (2 speed cushions)
B.    Palou Avenue, between Rankin Street and Quint Street/Silver Avenue (2 speed cushions)
C.    Palou Avenue, between Quint Street/Silver Avenue and Phelps Street (2 speed cushions)
D.    Palou Avenue, between Phelps Street and Newhall Street (2 speed cushions)
E.    Palou Avenue, between Lane Street and Keith Street (2 speed cushions)
F.    Palou Avenue, between Keith Street and Jennings Street (2 speed cushions)
G.    Palou Avenue, between Jennings Street and Ingalls Street (2 speed cushions)
H.    Palou Avenue, between Ingalls Street and Hawes Street (2 speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

This proposal adds traffic calming speed cushions to select blocks of Palou Avenue. The SFMTA has observed a pattern of high motorist speeds on this street and is recommending speed cushions to improve safety. This project will complement the recently completed Palou Streetscape Project.

Various Locations – Street Improvements 
20(a).ESTABLISH – TAXI ZONE, 10 AM TO 3 PM, AND 7 PM TO 6 AM, MONDAY 
    THROUGH FRIDAY, AND ALL DAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 
Castro Street, west side, from 25 feet to 103 feet north of 18th Street (keeps AM Commuter Shuttle stop and PM peak hour tow-away during weekdays, whilst creating a 78-foot taxi stand at all other times) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

20(b).ESTABLISH – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, AT ALL TIMES 
Castro Street, west side, from 115 feet to 159 feet south of Market Street (new 44-foot white zone) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

20(c).ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE 
Mission Bay Boulevard North, north side, from 74 feet to 150 feet east of 4th Street (extending current bus zone by 76 feet & removing all metered parking on this blockface) 
Powell Street, east side, from North Point Street to Beach Street (removes three general metered parking and extends existing bus terminal) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

20(d).ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, EXCEPT MUNI, 6 AM TO 7 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Mission Street, north side, from 16 feet to 188 feet east of Spear Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

20(e).ESTABLISH – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 6 AM TO 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY 
ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, EXCEPT MUNI, 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Mission Street, north side, from 19 feet to 85 feet west of Steuart Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

20(f). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, EXCEPT AMBULANCES 
Sutter Street, south side, from 89 feet to 129 feet east of Divisadero Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

20(g).ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 6 AM TO 11 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY, EXCEPT SHUTTLE BUSES 
Sutter Street, south side, from 129 feet to 193 east of Divisadero Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

20(h).ESTABLISH – BLUE ZONE 
Jennings Street, west side, from Armstrong Ave to 20 feet southerly 
Jennings Street, east side, from 6 feet to 26 feet north of Armstrong Avenue (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

20(i). ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT 
Polk Street, southbound, at McAllister Street (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

These changes noted above have all been implemented as part of the SFMTA’s COVID response and in speaking with the affected stakeholders, the decision was to make these changes permanent. 

20(j). ESTABLISH – METERED YELLOW ZONE, 6-WHEEL COMMERCIAL LOADING, 7 AM 
TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Turk Street, north side, from 80 feet to 159 feet west of Jones Street (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

20(k).ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME 
Leavenworth Street, east side, from McAllister to 159 feet southerly (per business, SFPD, and Department of Homeland Security request. Removes the TANSAT on one side of the street whilst keeping vehicles from parking on the plaza) 
(Supervisor Districts 3, 6, 8, and 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Ian Trout, ian.trout@sfmta.com
 
This proposal will make several parking and traffic changes that were enacted during COVID permanent in order to meet the new needs of Muni, businesses, and residents in the post-pandemic world. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on November 16, 2018, Case 2016-007877ENV:

Clinton Park, between Valencia Street and Stevenson Street – Tow-Away, No Parking Anytime 
21.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING ANYTIME 
Clinton Park, south side, from Valencia Street to Stevenson Street (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Larry Yee, larry.yee@sfmta.com 

Parking restriction on Clinton Park is required by the Fire Department to maintain appropriate emergency vehicle clearance for the new 235 Valencia development. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on January 14, 2016, Case 2015-000453ENV:

Arkansas Street, between 16th Street and 17th Street – Street Improvements 
22(a).ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Arkansas Street, west side, from 17th Street to 27 feet northerly (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

22(b).RESCIND – PERPENDICULAR PARKING 
ESTABLISH – PARALLEL PARKING 
Arkansas Street, west side, from 27 feet to 218 feet northerly (Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Larry Yee, larry.yee@sfmta.com 

Red zone is proposed on Arkansas Street due to 6 ft. sidewalk widening proposed and parking change from perpendicular to parallel is proposed due to 3 ft. sidewalk widening proposed related to the 88 Arkansas Street Project Improvements. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on March 2, 2017, Case 2014.0011E:

9th Street, between Howard Street and Natoma Street – Street Improvements 
23(a).RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
9th Street, east side, between Howard Street and Natoma Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

23(b).ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
9th Street, east side, from Howard Street to 32 feet northerly (removes 2 metered spaces) 
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Larry Yee, larry.yee@sfmta.com 

Proposal to modify parking regulations due to sidewalk improvements for the new 1288-1298 Howard Street development. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on May 17, 2018, Case 2017-001690ENV:

Tandang Sora Street, between Bonifacio Street and Rizal Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime 
24(a).ESTABLISH – TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME 
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING 
Tandang Sora Street, west side, from Bonifacio Street to 108 feet southerly (4.5-foot sidewalk widening, removes 4 parking spaces) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

24(b).ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Tandang Sora Street, east side, from Bonifacio Street to 20 feet southerly 
Bonifacio Street, south side, from Tandang Sora Street to 20 feet easterly 
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Larry Yee, larry.yee@sfmta.com 

Sidewalk widening is due to the improvements related to the 345 4th Street Project Improvements. Red zones are to provide better turning movement around the southeast corner. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Governor's Office of Planning & Research on November 15, 2019, State Clearinghouse Number 2015102010:

Vermont Street, North of 23rd Street – Red Zone 
25.    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Vermont Street, west side, from 195 to 225 feet north of 23rd Street 
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Norman Wong, norman.wong@sfmta.com 

Removal of two Zuckerberg General Hospital staff parking spaces, adjacent to the new driveway for Building 7, is required to provide adequate sight visibility for outbound driveway vehicles exiting onto Vermont Street. 

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

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ISSUE DATE:  7/30/21