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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, February 16, 2024

Effective Date
Friday, February 16, 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, February 16, 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.

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

1.    1375 Harrison Street between Dore and 10th Streets
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U (Eligibility only, no signs)
1375 Harrison Street (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

The proposed modification would add RPP eligibility to the residents of 1375 Harrison Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area U
2.    1000-1014 Larkin Street at the North East corner of Post Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA C (Eligibility only, no signs)
1000-1014 Larkin Street (Supervisor District 3) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

The proposed modification would add RPP eligibility to the residents of 1000-1014 Larkin Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area C
3.    Westgate Drive, between Kenwood Way and Ocean Avenue 
ESTABLISH– SPEED CUSHION
Westgate Drive, between Kenwood Way and Ocean Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

Proposal to install a traffic calming device on the block as a result of a School Walk Audit at Aptos Middle School.

4.    Waller Street, between Central Avenue and Masonic Avenue 
ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLE 
Waller Street, between Central Avenue and Masonic Avenue (1 speed table)
(Supervisor District 5) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming device on the block as a result of a School Walk Audit at Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila.

5.    Sotelo Avenue, between 9th Avenue and Santa Rita Avenue 
ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLES 
Sotelo Avenue, between 9th Avenue and Santa Rita Avenue (2 speed tables)
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

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

Various Locations around Paul Revere Elementary School
6(a).    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLES
A.    Tompkins Avenue, between Banks Street and Folsom Street (1 speed table)
B.    Tompkins Avenue, between Prentiss Street and Banks Street (1 speed table)
C.    Folsom Street, between Tompkins Avenue and Jarboe Avenue (1 speed table)

6(b).    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Jarboe Avenue, between Banks Street and Folsom Street (1 3-lump speed cushion)
Prentiss Street, between Ogden Street and Tompkins Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion)
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on blocks identified through a School Walk Audit at Paul Revere Elementary School.

Area around Mission Preparatory School 
7(a).    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLES 
York Street, between 23rd Street and 22nd Street (2 speed tables)

7(b).    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Bryant Street, between 23rd Street and 22nd Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming device on the block identified through a School Walk Audit at Mission Preparatory Elementary School.

Various Locations around Lawton Elementary School 
8(a).    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLES 
31st Avenue, between Kirkham Street and Lawton Street (2 speed tables)

8(b).    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Lawton Street, between 31st Avenue and 30th Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion)
Lawton Street, between 30th Avenue and 29th Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion)
(Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on three blocks identified through a School Walk Audit at Lawton Elementary School.

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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Chava Kronenberg, SFMTA                 Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 20, 2023, 38th Avenue and Geary Boulevard Rectangular Rapid (Case 2023-010946ENV):

9.    Geary Boulevard at 38th Avenue – Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
ESTABLISH – RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASHING BEACON (RRFB)
Geary Boulevard at 38th Avenue (Supervisor District 1) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Alison Mathews, alison.mathews@sfmta.com

Proposal to add Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) to the crosswalks at Geary Boulevard and 38th Avenue. This location was selected for an RRFB treatment based on community and District Supervisor request.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 20, 2023, 38th Avenue and Geary Boulevard Rectangular Rapid (Case 2023-010946ENV):

10.    Geary Boulevard at 38th Avenue – Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
ESTABLISH – RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASHING BEACON (RRFB)
Geary Boulevard at 38th Avenue (Supervisor District 1) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Alison Mathews, alison.mathews@sfmta.com

Proposal to add Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) to the crosswalks at Geary Boulevard and 38th Avenue. This location was selected for an RRFB treatment based on community and District Supervisor request.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 14, 2022, SFPUC - Yosemite Creek Geotechnical Investigation (Case 2014.0098E):

Wayland Street, from Oxford Street to Cambridge Street; Yale Street at Wayland Street – Sidewalk Widening and White Zones 
11(a).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Oxford Street, west side, from 22 feet to 32 feet north of Wayland Street

11(b).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME 
Wayland Street, south side, from Oxford Street east property line extension to 104 feet northwesterly 

11(c).    ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING 
Wayland Street, south side, from Cambridge Street west curb line to 354 feet northwesterly (varies from 1.5-foot to 6-foot widening) 
 
11(d).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME  
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING 
Wayland Street, south side, from Yale Street to 23 feet easterly (6-foot bulb) 
Yale Street, east side, from Wayland Street to 22 feet southerly (6-foot bulb) 
 
11(e).    ESTABLISH – WHITE ZONE, PASSENGER LOADING ONLY, 5-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, AT ALL TIMES, EVERYDAY, ACCESSIBLE SYMBOL   
Wayland Street, south side, from 71 feet to 93 feet east of Yale Street  
Wayland Street, south side, from 2 feet to 24 feet east of Princeton Street 
(Supervisor District 9 & 11) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Elaine Tran, elaine.tran@sfmta.com

Proposal to widen sidewalks, install Tow-Away No Stopping and install white zones due to sidewalk improvements which will be constructed by SFPUC/SFRPD’s Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting Project. "Creek Daylighting” refers to exposing the creek. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on September 28, 2023, Frida Kahlo Quick-Build Project (Case 2023-008167ENV):

Frida Kahlo Way and Judson Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Foerster Street - Rescind Class II Bikeway, Add Motorcycle Parking and Bikeshare
12(a).    ESTABLISH – CLASS IV BIKEWAY (TWO-WAY) 
Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from Cloud Circle (south) to Judson Avenue 
(establishes two-way protected bikeway, replaces general parking and motorcycle parking) 
Judson Avenue, south side, from Frida Kahlo Way to Foerster Street 
(establishes two-way protected bikeway, replaces some general parking) 
 
12(b).    ESTABLISH – CLASS IV BIKEWAY (ONE-WAY) 
Frida Kahlo Way, northbound, from Ocean Avenue to Cloud Circle (South)  
(establishes one-way protected bikeway on east side of street, replaces general parking)
 
12(c).    RESCIND – CLASS II BIKEWAY 
A.    Frida Kahlo Way, northbound, from Cloud Circle (South) to Judson Avenue 
B.    Judson Avenue, eastbound, from Frida Kahlo Way to Gennessee Avenue  
(existing bike lane on these segments to be replaced by two-way protected bikeway) 
C.    Frida Kahlo Way, southbound, from Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk to North Access Road 
12(d).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME 
A.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from Ocean Avenue to Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk 
B.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from Cloud Circle (South) to 139 feet northerly 
C.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from 301 feet to 361 feet north of Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk 
D.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from North Access Road to 511 feet southerly 
E.    Judson Avenue, south side, from 130 feet to 160 feet west of Gennessee Street 
F.    Judson Avenue, south side, from Gennessee Street to 74 feet easterly 
G.    Judson Avenue, south side, from 298 feet to 330 feet west of Foerster Street 
(removes general parking to accommodate protected bikeway) 
H.    Judson Avenue, south side, from Foerster Street to 122 feet westerly 
(removes general parking to accommodate left turn lane) 
I.    Judson Avenue, north side, from Foerster Street to 10 feet easterly 
J.    Foerster Street, west side, from Judson Avenue to 10 feet northerly 
K.    Judson Avenue, north side, from Gennessee Street to 10 feet easterly 
L.    Judson Avenue, north side, from Frida Kahlo Way to 30 feet easterly 
(removes general parking for daylighting purposes) 
 
12(e).    RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME 
Frida Kahlo Way, west side, from 460 feet to 490 feet south of North Access Road  
(replaces thirty feet of existing red zone with general parking; twenty feet of red zone remain) 
 
12(f).    ESTABLISH – BUS STOP 
Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk to 125 feet southerly (shifts existing bus stop to accommodate Class IV bikeway and will be replaced by transit boarding island)  

12(g).    ESTABLISH – BUS STOP  
ESTABLISH – TRANSIT BOARDING ISLAND 
A.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk to 65 feet southerly 
B.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from North Access Road to 87 feet southerly 
C.    Judson Avenue, south side, from Gennessee Street to 50 feet westerly 
(establishes transit boarding islands adjacent to the new protected bikeway for three existing bus zones/bus flag stops) 

12(h).    RESCIND – BUS STOP 
A.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from 400 to 512 feet south of North Access Road 
(removes existing bus stop at CCSF main steps, replaced by TANSAT) 
B.    Frida Kahlo Way, west side, from 586 to 686 feet south of North Access Road 
(removes existing bus stop at CCSF main steps, reverts to general parking) 
C.    Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from 142 to 240 feet south of Judson Avenue 
(removes existing curbside bus stop at Frida Kahlo/Judson, replaced by transit
boarding island south of North Access Road)

 
12(i).    ESTABLISH – BUS FLAG STOP 
Gennessee Avenue, northwest corner of Gennessee Street and Judson Avenue 
(establishes new OB flag stop, replacing existing flag stop around the corner on Judson Avenue) 
 
12(j).    RESCIND – BUS FLAG STOP 
Judson Avenue, northwest corner of Judson Avenue and Gennessee Street 
(removes existing OB flag stop, to be replaced by a bus flag stop on Gennessee) 
Judson Avenue, southwest corner of Judson Avenue and Gennessee Street 
(removes existing IB flag stop, to be replaced by a bus stop and boarding island) 

12(k).    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from 361 feet to 513 feet north of Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk (establishes floating bike-share station in bikeway buffer) 
Judson Avenue, south side, from 50 feet to 130 feet west of Gennessee Street 
(establishes floating bikeshare stations adjacent to proposed boarding islands) 
 
12(l).    RESCIND – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
RESCIND – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Frida Kahlo Way, west side, from 400 to 463 feet south of North Access Road 
Judson Avenue, south side, from 180 feet to 252 feet east of Gennessee Street 
(removes two existing bikeshare stations, reverting them to general parking) 
 
12(m).    ESTABLISH – MOTORCYCLE PARKING 
Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from 139 feet to 301 feet north of Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk (establishes floating motorcycle parking in the bikeway buffer)  

12(n).    RESCIND – MOTORCYCLE PARKING  
Frida Kahlo Way, west side, from 63 feet to 115 feet north of Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk (removes existing motorcycle parking on the west side of Frida Kahlo, to be replaced on the east side) 
 
12(o).    RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, YELLOW METERED COMMERCIAL LOADING ONLY, 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 7AM to 4PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
Frida Kahlo Way, west side, from 20 feet to 63 feet north of Cloud Circle (South) crosswalk (removes existing yellow zone at the old City College bookstore location) 

12(p).    ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHION 
Judson Avenue, westbound, between Gennessee Street and Frida Kahlo Way (one three-lump cushion) 

12(q).    ESTABLISH – NO U-TURN 
Frida Kahlo Way, northbound, at Judson Avenue 
(prohibits U-turns at this location to reduce conflicts and congestion near Riordan High School)  
 
12(r).    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN 
Gennessee Street, northbound, at Judson Avenue 
Foerster Street, northbound, at Judson Avenue 
(establishes stop control for new northbound bike movement from Class IV bikeway along southern curb at these intersections) 
(Supervisor District 7) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Pallavi Panyam, pallavi.panyam@sfmta.com

12(s).    ESTABLISH – TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME:
Frida Kahlo Way, east side, from North Access Road to Judson Avenue

The Frida Kahlo Quick-Build Project aims to improve safety for people walking and bicycling on Frida Kahlo Way and Judson Avenue west of Foerster Street. The project will upgrade pedestrian crossings, add a protected bikeway, consolidate bus stops, add bus boarding islands, and adjust curb management.

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

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ISSUE DATE:  2/2/24