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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, February 19, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:00am

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, February 19, 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 Skype 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.

Irving Street, south side, between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
1.    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING ELIGIBILITY, AREA J 
Irving Street, south side, between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue 
(Supervisor District 5) Kathryn Studwell, kathryn.studwell@sfmta.com 

Extension of RPP Area J will enable residents to obtain RPP permits for Area J.
Monterey Boulevard, both sides, at Hazelwood Avenue – Red Zones
2.    ESTABLISH - RED ZONES
A.    Monterey Boulevard, north side, 26 feet to 30 feet east of Hazelwood Avenue (Engineer)
B.    Monterey Boulevard, north side, from Hazelwood Avenue to 20 feet westerly 
(removes 1 parking space) (Engineer)
C.    Monterey Boulevard, south side, 15 feet to 35 feet west of Hazelwood Avenue 
(removes 1 parking space) (Engineer)
D.    Monterey Boulevard, south side, 14 feet to 30 feet east of Hazelwood Avenue 
(removes 1 parking space) (Engineer)  
(Supervisor District 7) David Sindel, david.sindel@sfmta.com

Additional daylighting requested by SFMTA to address pattern of left-turn collisions.

Joice Street, between Clay Street and Sacramento Street – Speed Hump
3.    ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMP
Joice Street, between Clay Street and Sacramento Street (1 speed hump)
(Supervisor District 3) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

This proposal installs a traffic calming speed hump on the block at the request of the community.

Minnesota Street between 23rd & 25th Streets; 24th Street between Minnesota & Tennessee Streets- One-Way Street, Red Zone & Sidewalk 
4.    ESTABLISH – ONE WAY STREET
24th Street, eastbound, from Minnesota Street to Tennessee Street
(Supervisor District 10) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@sfmta.com

This project is designed to improve safety and convert the street from a two way into a one way street. 

Cole Street, both sides, between Haight Street and Waller Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension
5(a).    ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA J 
Cole Street, both sides, between Haight Street and Waller Street 

5(b).    ESTABLISH – 2-HOUR PARKING, 8AM TO 5PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA J PERMITS 
Cole Street, east side, from 76 feet south of Haight Street to Waller Street 
Cole Street, west side, from 113 feet south of Haight Street to Waller Street 
(Supervisor District 5) Kathryn Studwell, kathryn.studwell@sfmta.com 

This proposal will extend RPP Area J to the 600 block of Cole Street. 

Polk Street/Pacific Ave – Red Zone
6(a).    RESCIND - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE 
(30 MIN LIMIT 8AM-1PM, MON-FRI)
Polk Street, west side, from 7 feet to 47 feet north of Pacific Avenue 
(meter space #2001 & 2003). (Engineer)  

6(b).    RESCIND – YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE 
(30 MIN LIMIT 10AM-1PM, MON-FRI)
Polk Street, east side, from 104 feet to 148 feet south of Broadway Street 
(meter space #2024 & 2020). (Engineer)  

6(c).    RESCIND - RED ZONE
Polk Street, west side, from 64 feet to 68 feet north of Pacific Avenue. (Engineer)  
Polk Street, west side from 86 feet to 89 feet north of Pacific Avenue. (Engineer)  

6(d).    ESTABLISH - RED ZONE
Polk Street, west side, from 7 feet to 20 feet north of Pacific Avenue.
(Engineer)  

6(e).    ESTABLISH - YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE 
(30 MIN LIMIT 8AM-6PM, MON-SAT)
Polk Street, west side, from 20 feet to 47 feet north of Pacific Avenue 
(extends yellow meter space #2003 from 22 feet to 27 feet) (Engineer)  
Polk Street, west side, from 64 feet to 89 feet north of Pacific Avenue 
(converts general meter space #2011 into a 25-foot yellow metered
space). (Engineer)  

6(f).    ESTABLISH – YELLOW METERED LOADING ZONE 
(30 MIN LIMIT 10AM-6PM, MON-SAT)
Polk Street, east side, from 104 feet to 148 feet south of Broadway Street 
(meter space #2024 & 2020) (Engineer) (Supervisor District 3) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.Shariati@sfmta.com

This project is designed to improve pedestrian safety by daylighting the intersection.

Tenderloin – Speed Limit
RESCIND – 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
7.    ESTABLISH – 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT
A.    Grove Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Market Street
B.    McAllister Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Market Street
C.    Golden Gate Avenue, between Van Ness Avenue and Market Street
D.    Turk Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Market Street
E.    Eddy Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Mason Street
F.    Ellis Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Mason Street
G.    O’Farrell Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Mason Street
H.    Geary Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Mason Street
I.    Post Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Mason Street
J.    Sutter Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Mason Street
K.    Polk Street, between Sutter Street and Grove Street
L.    Larkin Street, between Sutter Street and Grove Street
M.    Hyde Street, between Sutter Street and Market Street
N.    Leavenworth Street, between Sutter Street and Market Street
O.    Jones Street, between Sutter Street and Market Street
P.    Taylor Street, between Sutter Street and Market Street
Q.    Mason Street, between Sutter Street and Market Street
(Supervisor Districts 3 and 6) Tom Folks, tom.folks@sfmta.com

These streets are all part of the City's High Injury Vision Zero Network, with either the entire street segment or a substantial portion included. The signal timing progression in this area was set at 20 mph in the recent NOMA/SOMA area-wide retiming effort.

Tenderloin – No Turn on Red 
8.    ESTABLISH – NO TURN ON RED 
A.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
B.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Hyde Street  (Engineer)  
C.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
D.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Jones Street (Engineer)  
E.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
F.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Mason Street (Engineer)  
G.    Post Street, eastbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
H.    Post Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street (Engineer)  
I.    Post Street, eastbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
J.    Post Street, eastbound, at Jones Street (Engineer)  
K.    Post Street, eastbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
L.    Post Street, eastbound, at Mason Street (Engineer)  
M.    Geary Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
N.    Geary Street, westbound, at Hyde Street (Engineer)  
O.    Geary Street, westbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
P.    Geary Street, westbound, at Jones Street (Engineer)  
Q.    Geary Street, westbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
R.    Geary Street, westbound, at Mason Street (Engineer)  
S.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
T.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street (Engineer)  
U.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
V.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Jones Street (Engineer)  
W.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
X.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Mason Street (Engineer)  
Y.    Ellis Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
Z.    Ellis Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street (Engineer)  
AA.    Ellis Street, westbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
BB.    Ellis Street, westbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
CC.    Ellis Street, westbound, at Mason Street (Engineer)  
DD.    Eddy Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
EE.    Eddy Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street (Engineer)  
FF.    Eddy Street, westbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
GG.    Eddy Street, eastbound, at Mason Street (Engineer)  
HH.    Turk Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
II.    Turk Street, westbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
JJ.    Golden Gate Avenue, eastbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
KK.    McAllister Street, eastbound and westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
LL.    McAllister Street, westbound, at Leavenworth Street (Engineer)  
MM.    McAllister Street, eastbound, at Charles J. Brenham Place (Engineer)  
NN.    Fulton Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
OO.    Fulton Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street (Engineer)  
PP.    Grove Street, westbound, at Larkin Street (Engineer)  
QQ.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
RR.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Geary Street (Engineer)  
SS.    Larkin Street, northbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
TT.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
UU.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Eddy Street (Engineer)  
VV.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Turk Street (Engineer)  
WW.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Golden Gate Avenue (Engineer)  
XX.    Larkin Street, northbound, at McAllister Street (Engineer)  
YY.    Larkin Street, northbound, at Fulton Street (Engineer)  
ZZ.    Larkin Street, northbound and southbound, at Grove Street (Engineer)  
AAA.    Hyde Street, southbound, at Sutter Street (Engineer)  
BBB.    Hyde Street, southbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
CCC.    Hyde Street, southbound, at Geary Street (Engineer)  
DDD.    Hyde Street, southbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
EEE.    Hyde Street, southbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
FFF.    Hyde Street, southbound, at Eddy Street (Engineer)  
GGG.    Hyde Street, southbound, at Fulton Street (Engineer)  
HHH.    Leavenworth Street, northbound, at Sutter Street (Engineer)  
III.    Leavenworth Street, northbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
JJJ.    Leavenworth Street, northbound, at Geary Street (Engineer)  
KKK.    Leavenworth Street, northbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
LLL.    Leavenworth Street, northbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
MMM.    Leavenworth Street, northbound, at Eddy Street (Engineer)  
NNN.    Charles J. Brenham Place, northbound, at McAllister Street (Engineer)  
OOO.    Jones Street, southbound, at Sutter Street (Engineer)  
PPP.    Jones Street, southbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
QQQ.    Jones Street, southbound, at Geary Street (Engineer)  
RRR.    Jones Street, southbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
SSS.    Taylor Street, northbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
TTT.    Taylor Street, northbound, at Geary Street (Engineer)  
UUU.    Taylor Street, northbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
VVV.    Taylor Street, northbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
WWW.    Taylor Street, northbound, at Eddy Street (Engineer)  
XXX.    Mason Street, southbound, at Sutter Street (Engineer)  
YYY.    Mason Street, southbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
ZZZ.    Mason Street, southbound, at Geary Street (Engineer)  
AAAA.    Mason Street, southbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
BBBB.    Mason Street, southbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
CCCC.    Mason Street, southbound, at Eddy Street (Engineer)  
DDDD.    Sutter Street, westbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
EEEE.    Post Street, eastbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
FFFF.    Geary Street, westbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
GGGG.    O'Farrell Street, eastbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
HHHH.    Ellis Street, westbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
IIII.    Eddy Street, eastbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
JJJJ.    Eddy Street, westbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
KKKK.    Turk Street, westbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
LLLL.    Golden Gate Street, eastbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
MMMM.    McAllister Street, eastbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
NNNN.    Grove Street, eastbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
OOOO.    Grove Street, westbound, at Polk Street (Engineer)  
PPPP.    Polk Street, southbound, at Sutter Street (Engineer)  
QQQQ.    Polk Street, northbound, at Post Street (Engineer)  
RRRR.    Polk Street, northbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
SSSS.    Polk Street, northbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
TTTT.    Polk Street, northbound, at Eddy Street (Engineer)  
UUUU.    Polk Street, northbound, at Golden Gate Street (Engineer)  
VVVV.    Polk Street, northbound, at McAllister Street (Engineer)  
WWWW.    Polk Street, southbound, at McAllister Street (Engineer)  
XXXX.    Polk Street, southbound, at Grove Street (Engineer)  
YYYY.    Polk Street, southbound, at Hayes Street (Engineer)  
ZZZZ.    Cyril Magnin Street, northbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
AAAAA.    Cyril Magnin Street, southbound, at Ellis Street (Engineer)  
BBBBB.    Cyril Magnin Street, northbound, at O'Farrell Street (Engineer)  
CCCCC.    Eddy Street, westbound, at Taylor Street (Engineer)  
(Supervisor Districts 3 and 6) (Engineer)
David Sindel, david.sindel@sfmta.com & Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Adding NO TURN ON RED restrictions in the Tenderloin. 

43rd Avenue, between Irving Street and Judah Street – Speed Cushions
9.    ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
43rd Avenue, between Irving Street and Judah Street (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) (Engineer) (Supervisor District 4) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

This proposal installs two traffic calming speed cushions on the block at the request of the community. Installation will follow the construction of SFUSD teacher housing at the Francis Scott Key Annex (Playland Community Park) property.

37th Avenue, between Rivera Street and Santiago Street – Speed Humps 
10.    ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMPS 
37th Avenue, between Rivera Street and Santiago Street (2 speed humps) (Engineer)
(Supervisor District 4) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

This proposal installs traffic calming devices on the block at the request of SFMTA. SFMTA collected data and confirmed that typical motorist speeds exceed agency thresholds to qualify for traffic calming. 
 
37th Avenue, between Vicente Street and Wawona Street – Speed Humps 
11.    ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMPS 
37th Avenue, between Vicente Street and Wawona Street (2 speed humps) (Engineer)
(Supervisor District 4) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

This proposal installs traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. SFMTA collected data and confirmed that typical motorist speeds exceed agency thresholds to qualify for traffic calming. 

46th Avenue, between Lincoln Way and Irving Street – Speed Cushions
12.    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
46th Avenue, between Lincoln Way and Irving Street (Two 5-lump speed cushions)  (Engineer) (Supervisor District 4) Philip Louie, philip.louie@sfmta.com

Supervisor requested speed cushions on this block to address speeding concerns.

Various Outer Sunset Intersections from 46th Avenue to La Playa – STOP Signs
13(a).    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS (Converting 2-Way to All-Way Controlled)
A.    46th Avenue northbound and southbound at Pacheco Street (Engineer)  
B.    Lawton Street westbound and eastbound at 47th Avenue (Engineer)  
C.    Moraga Street westbound and eastbound at 47th Avenue (Engineer)  
D.    Santiago Street westbound and eastbound at 47th Avenue (Engineer)  
E.    Taraval Street westbound and eastbound at 47th Avenue (Engineer)  
F.    Ulloa Street westbound and eastbound at 47th Avenue (Engineer)  
G.    Lawton Street at westbound and eastbound 48th Avenue (Engineer)  
H.    Moraga Street westbound and eastbound at 48th Avenue (Engineer)  
I.    Santiago Street westbound and eastbound at 48th Avenue (Engineer)  
J.    Irving Street westbound and eastbound at La Playa (Engineer)  
K.    Lower Great Highway, northbound and southbound, at Moraga Street (Engineer)  
L.    Lower Great Highway, northbound and southbound, at Quintara Street (Engineer)  
(Supervisor District 4) Maurice Growney, maurice.growney@sfmta.com

Various along Lower Great Highway, La Playa and Outer Avenues – Speed Cushions
13(b).    ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS 
A.    Lower Great Highway, Lincoln Way to Irving Street (Engineer)
B.    Lower Great Highway, Irving Street to Judah Street (Engineer)
C.    Lower Great Highway, Judah Street to Kirkham Street (Engineer)
D.    Lower Great Highway, Lawton Street to Moraga Street (Engineer)
E.    Lower Great Highway, Moraga Street to Noriega Street (Engineer)
F.    Lower Great Highway, Noriega Street to Ortega Street (Engineer)
G.    Lower Great Highway, Ortega Street to Pacheco Street (Engineer)
H.    Lower Great Highway, Pacheco Street to Quintara Street (Engineer)
I.    Lower Great Highway, Quintara Street to Rivera Street (Engineer)
J.    Lower Great Highway, Rivera Street to Santiago Street (Engineer)
K.    Lower Great Highway, Santiago Street to Taraval Street (Engineer)
L.    Lower Great Highway, Taraval Street to Ulloa Street (Engineer)
M.    Lower Great Highway, Ulloa Street to Vicente Street (Engineer)
N.    Lower Great Highway, Cutler Avenue to Wawona Street (Engineer)
O.    La Playa Street, Lincoln Way to Irving Street (Engineer)
P.    La Playa Street, Irving Street to Judah Street (Engineer)
Q.    La Playa Street, Judah Street to Kirkham Street (Engineer)
R.    Irving Street, 47th Avenue to 48th Avenue (Engineer)
S.    Irving Street, 48th Avenue to La Playa Street (Engineer)
T.    47th Avenue, Lincoln Way to Irving Street (Engineer)
U.    47th Avenue, Wawona Street to Sloat Boulevard (Engineer)
V.    48th Avenue, Lincoln Way to Irving Street (Engineer)
W.    48th Avenue, Rivera Street to Santiago Street (Engineer)
X.    48th Avenue, Santiago Street to Taraval Street (Engineer)

13(c).    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLE 
Lower Great Highway at Moraga Street (Engineer)
(Supervisor District 4) Maurice Growney, maurice.growney@sfmta.com

Addressing traffic diversion due to the Upper Great Highway vehicular closure and increasing pedestrian safety and comfort along the Lower Great Highway and surrounding neighborhood.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on January 14, 2021 Case No. 2011.1323E:

Avalon Avenue, Lisbon Street, and Mission Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime, Red Zone
14(a).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
Avalon Avenue – north side, from 123 feet to 246 feet east of Mission Street, 
(sidewalk widening for 6-foot-wide bulb, removes 6 parking spaces)
Lisbon Street – west side, from 27 feet to 131 feet south of Silver Street, 
(sidewalk widening for 4-foot-wide bulb, removes 4 parking spaces)

TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME due to the sidewalk improvements for the 302
Silver Street project

14(b).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
Mission Street – east side, from 10 feet to 49 feet north of Avalon Avenue, (sidewalk widening for 6-foot-wide bulb, removes 2 metered parking spaces #4359 and #4357)
Lisbon Street - west side, from 60 feet to 72 feet north of Avalon Avenue, 
(sidewalk widening for 6-foot-wide bulb, removes 1 parking space)

RED ZONE due to sidewalk improvements for the 302 Silver Street project 

 Items denoted with (Engineer) 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

RO:TF:ND
ISSUE DATE:  2/5/2021