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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, December 4, 2020

Effective Date
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 10:00am

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, December 4, 2020, 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: https://meet.sfmta.com/meetings/ZN6KJBHY To speak about any items, please follow the phone-in instructions.
•    Phoning during the public hearing: please dial 888-251-2909 and enter the code 4584731. 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.”

Online Participation

Phone Participation
•    Ensure you are in a quiet location
•    Speak clearly
•    Turn off any TVs or radios around you
    1. For the best online experience, join the Skype session and select “Don’t join audio”. For the audio, use the phone instructions below. This will allow you to listen and participate through the same audio experience.
1. When prompted, dial "1 - 0" to be added to the speaker line. The auto-prompt will indicate callers are entering "Question and Answer" time; this is the "Public Comment" period.
2. Callers will hear silence when waiting for your turn to speak.
3. When prompted, callers will have the standard two minutes to provide comment.

For clarification about any items before the public hearing, the responsible staff person is listed, along with an email address.

San Jose Avenue at 29th Street – No Left Turns 
1.    RESCIND – NO LEFT TURNS, 3 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURNS
Northbound San Jose Avenue at 29th Street 
Southbound San Jose Avenue at 29th Street   
(Supervisor District 8) Alvin Lam, alvin.lam@sfmta.com
Restricting northbound and southbound left turns at all times due to collision patterns.

Topeka Avenue and Apollo Street – Red Zone
2.    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Topeka Avenue, west side, from Apollo Street to 20 feet northerly 
Apollo Street, south side, from Topeka Avenue west property line to 25 feet easterly 
(25 feet of red curb around the southwest corner)

Proposal to install red curbs to improve Muni operations for the 54 Felton

Putnam Street at Tompkins Avenue
3.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS
Putnam Street, northbound and southbound, at Tompkins Avenue making this T-intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 9) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to make this T-intersection an all-way STOP to clarify the right-of-way.

Brunswick Street and Curtis Street – STOP Signs 
4.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN 
Brunswick Street, eastbound and westbound, at Curtis Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 11) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to making this intersection an all-way STOP to clarify the right of way.

Florentine Street at Morse Street – STOP Sign 
5.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN 
Florentine Street, southbound, at Morse Street, stopping the southbound approach of the intersection  (Supervisor District 11) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com 

Proposal to stop the southbound approach to better clarify right-of-way. 

Freelon Street at Zoe Street, Zoe Street at Brannan Street – STOP Signs 
6.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN 
Freelon Street, eastbound, at Zoe Street, stopping the stem of this T-intersection ♦
Zoe Street, southbound, at Brannan Street, stopping the stem of this T-intersection ♦
(Supervisor District 6) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to stop the stems of these T-intersections to better clarify right-of-way.

Bradford Street at Bernal Heights Boulevard – STOP Sign 
7.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Bradford Street, southbound, at Bernal Heights Boulevard, making this T-intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 9) Edgar Orozco, edgar.orozco@sfmta.com

SFMTA proposes an all-way STOP to better clarify the right-of-way.

Claremont Boulevard, between Ulloa Street and Allston Way – Speed Cushions
8.    ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
Claremont Boulevard, between Ulloa Street and Allston Way (Two 5-lump speed cushions) ♦ (District Supervisor 7) Nick Carr, Nick.Carr@sfmta.com

District 7 participating budgeting project funded by District 7 NTIP funds.

Yerba Buena Avenue, between Santa Clara Avenue and Maywood Street – Speed Cushions
9.    ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
Yerba Buena Avenue, between Santa Clara Avenue and Maywood Street (Three 3-Lump Cushions) (Supervisor District 7) ♦ Nick Carr, Nick.Carr@sfmta.com

These three speed cushions are a District 7 Participatory Budgeting project, funded by District 7 NTIP funds. It was approved by a Participatory Budgeting vote and must also be approved by each block's resident ballot.

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.

_____________________________                                
Andrea Contreras, SFMTA    Date

The following items are pending environmental clearance:

Evans/Hunters Pt. Blvd/Inness Quick Build Roadway Improvement Project
10(a).    ESTABLISH – CLASS IV BIKEWAY
A.    Evans Avenue, south side, from Keith Street to Jennings Street ♦
B.    Evan Avenue, both directions, from Jennings Street to Hunters Pt. Boulevard ♦
C.    Hunters Point Boulevard, both directions, from Evans Avenue to Innes Street♦

10(b).    ESTABLISH – RAISED CROSSWALK
A.    Hunters Point Boulevard at Hawes Street (South crosswalk) ♦
B.    Hunters Point Boulevard at Innes Avenue (North crosswalk) ♦
C.    Innes Avenue at Hunters Point Boulevard (West crosswalk) ♦

10(c).    ESTABLISH – TRANSIT BOARDING ISLAND
    Evans Avenue, south side, from 7 feet to 52 feet west of Jennings Street♦

10(d).    ESTABLISH – LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT
Evans Avenue, easterly, at Jennings Street (Supervisor District 10) ♦ Jonathan Chimento, Jonathan.Chimento@sfmta.com

    Quick Build project to improve roadway safety along Evans Ave, Hunters Pt. Blvd and     Innes in response to community concerns, high speeds, collisions, and unsafe driving     behaviors. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Governor's Office of Planning & Research on December 19, 2017, State Clearinghouse Number 2016052065:

Tennessee Street at 18th Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime 
11.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME 
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK EXTENSION (6 FEET) 
Tennessee Street - east side, from 18th Street to 58 feet southerly (sidewalk widening for 58 foot bulbout) (Supervisor District 10) Larry Yee, larry.yee@sfmta.com

Tow-Away No Stopping Anytime due to sidewalk improvements for 2130 3rd Street project. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on July 29, 2016 Case No. 2014.1041E:

Harrison Street at 1st Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime
12.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING (6 FEET)
Harrison Street, north side, from 1st Street to 75 feet westerly (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 2 metered parking spaces #508 and #510) (Supervisor District 6) Westley Myles, Westley.Myles@sfmta.com

Tow-Away No Stopping Anytime due to sidewalk improvements for the 390 1st Street project.

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the San Francisco Planning Department on February 10th, 2020, Case Number 2017-000817ENV:

Market/15th/Sanchez Streets and Market/16th/Noe Streets – Turn Restrictions 
13.    ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN 
A.    16th Street, eastbound, at Market Street/Noe Street ♦
B.    Noe Street, northbound and southbound, at Market Street/16th Street ♦ 
C.    Sanchez Street, northbound and southbound, at Market Street/15th Street ♦
(Supervisor District 8) Gabriel Ho, gabriel.ho@sfmta.com 

As part of the Upper Market Safety Project, the SFMTA is proposing various turn restrictions in order to simplify these six-way intersections and reduce traffic injuries. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the San Francisco Planning Department on August 13 ,2020, Case Number 2020-005744ENV:

Buchanan Street and Golden Gate Avenue – New Traffic Signal
14.    ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
Buchanan Street and Golden Gate Avenue 
(Supervisor District 5) Eric Luu, eric.luu@sfmta.com

Western Addition Signal Upgrades: Replaces existing flashing yellow beacons with new traffic signals to clearly establish pedestrian right-of-way, address a possible multiple-threat condition, and take advantage of progression-based traffic calming. The installation will include all necessary signal infrastructure including poles, signals, accessible pedestrian signals, and lighting in addition to standardized new signal treatments such as advance limit lines.

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the San Francisco Planning Department on February 10, Case Number 2017-000817ENV:

Hermann Street and Laguna Street – Traffic Signal and No Right On Red 
15(a).    RESCIND – STOP SIGN 
Laguna Street, southbound, at Hermann Street ♦
Hermann Street, eastbound, at Laguna Street ♦

15(b).    ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL 
Laguna Street and Hermann Street (to be integrated with Laguna/Market/Guerrero signal) 

15(c).    ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN ON RED 
A.    Laguna Street, southbound, at Market Street ♦
B.    Laguna Street, southbound, at Hermann Street ♦
C.    Hermann Street, eastbound, at Laguna Street ♦
(Supervisor District 8) Gabriel Ho, gabriel.ho@sfmta.com

To address pedestrian safety and accessibility, SFMTA is proposing to signalize the two crosswalks at the intersection of Laguna Street and Hermann Street as part of a larger signal modification project at the intersection of Laguna Street, Market Street, and Guerrero Street. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the San Francisco Planning Department on February 10, 2020 Case Number 2016-011880ENV:

Turk Street, between Market Street and Taylor Street – Protected Bikeway and Loading Island
16(a).    ESTABLISH -- PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, AT ALL TIMES
Turk Street, south side, from 94 feet to 194 feet east of Taylor Street 

16(b).    ESTABLISH -- BUS STOP
    Turk Street, north side, from Mason Street to 150 feet westerly 
(shifts existing midblock bus zone by 100 feet)

16(c).    RESCIND -- BUS STOP
Turk Street, north side, from 115 feet to 240 feet west of Mason Street 
    (Supervisor District 6) Pallavi Panyam, Pallavi.panyam@sfmta.com 

This proposal establishes a passenger loading zone on the south side of Turk Street. This will provide loading for the new development at 950 Market while maintaining an existing Class IV protected bikeway and minimizing collisions between pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the San Francisco Planning Department on August 13 ,2020, Case Number 2020-005744ENV:

Golden Gate Avenue, mid-block between Gough Street and Laguna Street (Octavia Street) – New Traffic Signal
17(a).    ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
    Golden Gate Avenue, mid-block between Gough Street and Laguna Street (at Octavia     Street) 

17(b).    ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANY TIME
    Golden Gate Avenue, north side and south side, from 430 feet to 470 feet east of     Laguna Street (fronting Octavia Street) (Supervisor District 6) Eric Luu,     eric.luu@sfmta.com

Western Addition Signal Upgrades: Replaces existing flashing yellow beacons with new traffic signals to clearly establish pedestrian right-of-way, address a possible multiple-threat condition, and take advantage of progression-based traffic calming. The installation will include all necessary signal infrastructure including poles, signals, accessible pedestrian signals, and lighting in addition to standardized new signal treatments such as advance limit lines. NO PARKING ANY TIME proposed to prohibit parking within the new signalized intersection (3 existing parking spaces to be removed).

The following items have been environmentally cleared by The Trustees of the California State University on May 24, 2017, State Clearinghouse Number 2016072013:

Holloway Avenue at Cardenas Avenue and Varela Avenue, Serrano Drive from Varela Avenue to Cardenas Avenue – Red Zone, Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime
18(a).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
A.    Holloway Avenue – south side, Cardenas Avenue to 35 feet easterly, (sidewalk widening for 6.5-foot wide bulb, removes 2 parking spaces)
B.    Holloway Avenue – south side, from 84 feet to 133 feet east of Cardenas Avenue, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 3 parking spaces)
C.    Holloway Avenue – south side, Varela Avenue to 45 feet westerly, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 2 parking spaces)
D.    Cardenas Avenue – east side, Holloway Avenue to 24 feet southerly, (sidewalk widening for 3.50-foot wide bulb)

Red zone is due to building development at 2 Varela Avenue. 

18(b).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
Cardenas Avenue – east side, from 60 feet to 199 feet southerly, 
(sidewalk widening for 3.50-foot wide bulb, removes 6 parking spaces)
Serrano Drive – north side, from Varela Avenue to Cardenas Avenue, 
(sidewalk widened from 6 feet to 12 feet, removes 9 parking spaces) 
(Supervisor District 7) Westley Myles, westley.myles@sfmta.com

Tow-Away No Stopping Anytime due to building development at 2 Varela Avenue.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on March 9, 2018, Case No. 2016-007850ENV:

Front St at Broadway Street and Vallejo Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime, Red Zone, Rescind Class II Bike Lane
19(a).    ESTABLISH – TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
A.    Front Street – east side, Broadway Street to 82 feet northerly, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 3 metered parking spaces #804, #806, #808)
B.    Broadway Street – north side, from 82 feet to 157 feet east of Front Street, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 4 metered parking spaces #64, #66, #68, #70)
C.    Vallejo Street – south side, from 102 feet to 170 feet east of Front Street, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 3 metered parking spaces #67, #69, #71)

TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME due to sidewalk improvements for the 88 Broadway Street project

19(b).    ESTABLISH - RED ZONE
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
A.    Front Street – east side, Vallejo Street to 32 feet southerly, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 4 metered motorcycle spaces #850, #852, #854, #856 and 1 metered parking space #826)
B.    Vallejo Street – south side, Front Street to 43 feet easterly, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 2 metered parking spaces #85 and #87)
C.    Broadway Street – north side, Front St to 41 feet easterly, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb, removes 2 metered parking spaces #76 and #78)

RED ZONE due to sidewalk improvements for the 88 Broadway Street project
19(c).    RESCIND – CLASS II BIKEWAY (BIKE LANE)
Front Street – northbound, eastside, between Broadway Street and Vallejo Street (Existing substandard width bike lane replaced with sharrows)
(Supervisor District 3) Westley Myles; Westley.Myles@sfmta.com

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on June 14, 2018, Case No. 2015-015010ENV:

De Haro Street at Berry Street, King Street and Division Street – Red Zone, Perpendicular Parking
20(a).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
Berry Street – north side, De Haro Street to 37 feet easterly, 
(sidewalk widening for 6-foot wide bulb)
Division Street – south side, Berry St to 55 feet westerly, 
(sidewalk widening for 28-foot wide bulb, removes 1 parking space)

Red Zone due to sidewalk improvements for the One De Haro Street project

20(b).    ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING
Berry Street – north side, from 37 feet to 117 feet and 212 feet to 433 feet east of De Haro Street 

Formally establishing perpendicular parking along Berry Street. Existing perpendicular parking has not been legislated. (Supervisor District 10) Westley Myles, Westley.Myles@sfmta.com

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 18, 2015, Case No. 2015-005492ENV:

Mabini Street at Folsom Street– Bike Share Station 
21.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Mabini Street, west side, from 2 feet to 98 feet south of Folsom Street (90-foot station with red zones either side) (Supervisor District 6) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Mabini Street, adjacent to 795 Folsom Street

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 18, 2015, Case No. 2015-005492ENV:

Page Street at Masonic Avenue – Bike Share Station 
22.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Page Street, south side, from Masonic Avenue to 90 feet easterly (82-foot station with red zones either side)  (Supervisor District 5) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com 

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Page Street adjacent to 1100 Masonic Avenue.

Delancey Street at Brannan Street – Bike Share Station 
23.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Delancey Street, east side, from 45 feet to 121 feet north of Brannan Street (72-foot station with red zones on the north side of the station)  (Supervisor District 6) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com 

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Delancey Street, adjacent to 180 Brannan/Bayside Village

 Items denoted with a diamond ( ) 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:  11/20/20