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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, August 4, 2023

Effective Date
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, August 4, 2023, 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.

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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.
1.    3215-3219 Mission Street, east side between Fair Avenue and Virginia Avenue
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA AA (Eligibility only, no signs)
3215-3219 Mission Street (Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Raynell Cooper, raynell.cooper@sfmta.com

The proposed modification would add RPP eligibility for the residents and businessowners of 3215-3219 Mission Street, which is on a metered block, so they can purchase RPP Area AA permits to park on nearby RPP blocks. (Parking directly in front currently occupied by a Shared Spaces parklet)
2.    Harold Avenue, between Bruce Avenue and Ocean Avenue (2 3-lump speed cushions)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
Harold Avenue, between Bruce Avenue and Ocean Avenue (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 11) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents
3.    Donahue Street, between Innes Avenue and Galvez Avenue - Bus Zone
ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE
Donahue Street, north side, from 100 feet to 165 feet east of Innes Avenue
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Michael Tamin, Michael.tamin@sfmta.com

Proposal to extend the existing 100-foot long bus zone to 165 feet at Donahue Street and Innes Avenue for the new 19 Polk southern terminal.

24th Street, between Mission Street and Lilac Street – Parking Restriction
4(a).    RESCIND – WHITE ZONE, ACCESSIBLE PASSENGER LOADING 
24th Street, south side, from 12 feet to 60 feet east of Mission Street 
(removes 1 accessible loading zone) 

4(b).    RESCIND – GENERAL METERED PARKING 
24th Street, south side, from 60 feet to 108 feet east of Mission Street 
(removes 2 spaces) 

4(c).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME 
24th Street, south side, between Mission Street and Lilac Street
(Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to prohibit parking to assist San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).

Mission at Highland Bus Stop & Infrastructure Improvements
5(a).    RESCIND – BUS ZONE
Mission Street, east side, from 0 feet to 100 feet north of Highland Avenue 
Mission Street, west side, from 0 feet to 95 feet south of Highland Avenue

5(b).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Mission Street, west side, from 0 feet to 12 feet north of Park Street (red zone 
replaces metered parking space 3722)

5(c).    ESTABLISH – YELLOW METERED ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 7 AM TO 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Mission Street, west side, from 34 feet to 58 feet north of Park Street (24-foot yellow 
metered loading zone replaces metered space 3718 and shifts space 3720 six feet 
southerly) (Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Felipe Robles, felipe.robles@sfmta.com

Proposal to change bus stop spacing to improve reliability on the 14-Mission and 49-
Van Ness Mission lines and add a yellow metered loading zone to reduce double 
parking on Mission Street in partnership with Public Works repaving project on 
Mission Street. 
6.    Santa Marina Street, between Prospect Avenue and Elsie Street - Speed Cushion
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION
Santa Marina Street, between Prospect Avenue and Elsie Street (1 3-lump cushion) (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Joceline Suhaimi, joceline.suhaimi@sfmta.com

Proposal to install speed cushion on the block at request of block residents.

7.    Santa Marina Street, between Gladys Street and Prospect Avenue - Speed Cushion
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION
Santa Marina Street, between Gladys Street and Prospect Avenue (1 3-lump cushion) (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Joceline Suhaimi, joceline.suhaimi@sfmta.com

Proposal to install speed cushion on the block at request of block residents.

8.    Santa Marina Street, between Gladys Street and Mission Street - Speed Cushion
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION
Santa Marina Street, between Gladys Street and Mission Street (1 3-lump cushion) (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Joceline Suhaimi, joceline.suhaimi@sfmta.com

Proposal to install speed cushion on the block at request of block residents. 

9.    Wayland Street between Princeton Street and Amherst Street - Speed Cushion
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Wayland Street between Princeton Street and Amherst Street (1 3-lump cushion) (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Joceline Suhaimi, joceline.suhaimi@sfmta.com

Proposal to install speed cushion on the block at request of block residents.

10.    San Carlos Street, between 20th Street and 21st Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
San Carlos Street, between 20th Street and 21st Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.
Grand View Terrace at Grand View Avenue – STOP Signs and Red Zones
11(a).    ESTABLISH – STOP Signs
Grand View Terrace, southbound, at Grand View Avenue

11(b).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONES
A.    Grand View Avenue, north side, from Grand View Terrace to 10 feet westerly
B.    Grand View Terrace, west side, from 10 feet to 17 feet north of Grand View Avenue
C.    Grand View Terrace, east side, from Grand View Avenue to 11 feet northerly
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to add a STOP sign to clarify the right-of-way and red zones to improve intersection sightlines and turning vehicle clearance.

12.    Moncada Way at Paloma Avenue – STOP Signs
ESTABLISH – STOP Signs
Moncada Way, northbound and southbound, at Paloma Avenue
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to convert this intersection to an all-way STOP due to sightlines. 

Chumasero Drive at Font Boulevard – Tow-Away, No Stopping Any Time
13(a).    ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE
Chumasero Drive, west side, from Font Boulevard to 136 feet southerly
 
13(b).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
Chumasero Drive, east side, from Font Boulevard to 150 feet southerly
(Supervisor District 7) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com

Proposal to enhance restrictions on Chumasero Drive to improve transit operations.

14.    48th Avenue and Noriega Street
ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Noriega Street, south side, from 48th Avenue to 22 feet westerly
(Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
Edward Tang, edward.tang@sfmta.com

Proposal to add 22-foot daylighting red zone to improve visibility for vehicles and pedestrians.

Buena Vista Avenue, between Waller Street and Park Hill Avenue – Parking
15(a).    RESCIND – BLUE ZONE
Buena Vista Avenue West, east side, from 3 to 13 feet north of Waller Street park entrance

15(b).    RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING ANY TIME, EXCEPT CAR SHARE
Buena Vista Avenue West, east side, from 13 to 33 feet north of Waller Street Park entrance (2 spaces)

15(c).    ESTABLISH – BLUE ZONE 
Buena Vista Avenue West, east side, from 3 to 21 feet north of Waller Street Park entrance (adds buffer for existing blue zone)

15(d).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING ANY TIME, EXCEPT CAR SHARE 
Buena Vista Avenue West, east side, from 21 to 41 feet north of Waller Street Park entrance (2 spaces)

15(e).    ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING
Buena Vista Avenue West, east side, from 30 to 48 feet south of Waller Street Park entrance

15(f).    ESTABLISH – PARALLEL PARKING
Buena Vista Avenue West, east side, from 48 to 100 feet south of Waller Street Park entrance
Buena Vista Avenue East, east side, from 475 to 525 feet north of Upper Terrace

15(g).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Buena Vista Avenue East, east side, from 525 to 535 feet north of Upper Terrace (Supervisor District 8) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to improve accessible parking and clarify parking orientation along Buena Vista Avenue.
Franklin Street, between Sutter Street and California Street – No Turn on Red
16(a).    RESCIND – NO TURN ON RED, 7 AM TO 7 PM
Bush Street, eastbound, at Franklin Street

16(b).    ESTABLISH – NO TURN ON RED
A.    Franklin Street, northbound, at Sutter Street
B.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Franklin Street
C.    Franklin Street, northbound, at Bush Street
D.    Bush Street, eastbound, at Franklin Street
E.    Franklin Street, northbound, at Pine Street
F.    Pine Street, westbound, at Franklin Street
G.    Franklin Street, northbound, at California Street
H.    California Street, westbound, at Franklin Street
(Supervisor District 2) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to prohibit turns on red at all times at four intersections on the High Injury Network, with high pedestrian activity and leading pedestrian intervals for all crosswalks. Extends current part-time "No Turn on Red" on Bush Street at Franklin Street to full-time.
17.    Sweeny Street, between Cambridge Street to Princeton Street - Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Sweeny Street, between Cambridge Street to Princeton Street (3 3-lump cushion) (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Joceline Suhaimi, joceline.suhaimi@sfmta.com

Proposal to install speed cushions on the block at request of block residents. 

18.    10th Avenue, between Ortega Street and Pacheco Street - 5-lump speed cushion
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
10th Avenue, between Ortega Street and Pacheco Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Mike Jacobson, Michael.Jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

19.    10th Avenue, between Pacheco Street and Quintara Street - 5-lump speed cushions
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
10th Avenue, between Pacheco Street and Quintara Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Mike Jacobson, Michael.Jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

20.    44th Avenue, between Ortega Street and Pacheco Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
44th Avenue, between Ortega Street and Pacheco Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Julia Malmo-Laycock, julia.malmo@sfmta.com
Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

21.    45th Avenue, between Noriega Street and Ortega Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
45th Avenue, between Noriega Street and Ortega Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Julia Malmo-Laycock, julia.malmo@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

22.    46th Avenue, between Irving Street and Judah Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
46th Avenue, between Irving Street and Judah Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Julia Malmo-Laycock, julia.malmo@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

23.    Diamond Street, between Chenery Street and Surrey Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
Diamond Street, between Chenery Street and Surrey Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

24.    Foerster Street, between Hearst Avenue and Flood Avenue (1 speed table)
ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLE
Foerster Street, between Hearst Avenue and Flood Avenue (1 speed table)
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

25.    Flood Avenue, between Gennessee Street and Frida Kahlo Way (1 3-lump speed cushion)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHION
Flood Avenue, between Gennessee Street and Frida Kahlo Way (1 3-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

26.    Flood Avenue, between Ridgewood Avenue and Hazelwood Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHION
Flood Avenue, between Ridgewood Avenue and Hazelwood Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

27.    Flood Avenue, between Frida Kahlo Way and Ridgewood Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion)
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHION
Flood Avenue, between Frida Kahlo Way and Ridgewood Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

28.    Flood Avenue, between Edna Street and Foerster Street (2 speed humps)
ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMPS
Flood Avenue, between Edna Street and Foerster Street (2 speed humps)
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Vicente Romero, vicente.romero@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents.

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

PUBLIC COMMENT
Members of the public may provide comments on matters that are not on today’s calendar.

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:  7/21/23