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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, January 14, 2022

Effective Date
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 10:00am
News categories
Traffic

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.
SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Order # 6489
FOR PUBLIC HEARING

1. Highland Avenue at Bernal Cut Path – Red Zone
ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Highland Avenue, north side, from Bernal Cut Path to 30 feet easterly (Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Simon Qin, simon.qin@sfmta.com
Proposal to install a new Red Zone to improve pedestrian visibility crossing Bernal Cut Path (Next to 29 Highland Street).

2. Cumberland Street and Guerrero Street – STOP Sign
ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN
Cumberland Street, eastbound, at Guerrero Street, stopping the stem of this "T" intersection (Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Simon Qin, simon.qin@sfmta.com
SFMTA recommends stopping the stem of this "T" intersection to better clarify the right-of-way.

3. Hahn Street at Leland Avenue – STOP Sign
ESTABLISH – STOP Sign
Hahn Street, northbound, at Leland Avenue
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com
Proposal to stop the stem of the T-intersection to clarify the right-of-way.

4. Cardenas Avenue, and Varela Avenue, at Holloway Avenue – STOP Signs
ESTABLISH – STOP Sign
Cardenas Avenue, northbound, at Holloway Avenue
Varela Avenue, northbound, at Holloway Avenue
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com
Proposal to stop the stem of the T-intersection to clarify the right-of-way.

5. 12th Avenue, along north terminus, north of Lake Street – Tow-Away, No Parking Anytime
ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME
12th Avenue, along north terminus, from west curb line to 44 feet easterly
(Supervisor District 1) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com
Proposal to establish parking restrictions on the north terminus of 12th Avenue due to frequent blockages to the Mountain Lake Park path.

6. Mission Street, westbound, at South Van Ness Avenue
ESTABLISH – NO U-TURN
Mission Street, westbound, at South Van Ness Avenue
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Ken Kwong, Kenneth.kwong@sfmta.com
Proposal to prohibit U-Turn on Mission Street, westbound, at South Van Ness Avenue with a new two-stage eastside crossing.

7. Bush Street, north side, between Franklin Street and Larkin Street – Rescind Tow-Away
RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 7AM TO 9AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Bush Street, north side, between Franklin Street and Larkin Street
(Supervisor Districts 2 and 3) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Ken Kwong, Kenneth.kwong@sfmta.com
Proposal to remove the tow-away regulation on the northside of Bush Street.

8. Greenwich Street and Larkin Street – Red Zone
ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Larkin Street, west side, from Greenwich Street to 20 feet northerly (Supervisor District 2) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Edward Tang, edward.tang@sfmta.com
Proposal to add 20 foot daylighting red zone to improve visibility for vehicles and pedestrians.

9(a). Newhall Street and Mendell Street – Red Zones and Perpendicular Parking
ESTABLISH – RED ZONES
A. Newhall Street, south side, from 24 feet to 75 feet west of Mendell Street
B. Mendell Street, west side, from 17 feet to 55 feet south of Newhall Street
C. (extends existing 13 foot red zone to a total of 38 feet)
D. Mendell Street, west side, from Evans Avenue to 30 feet northerly
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
9(b). Newhall Street and Mendell Street – Red Zones and Perpendicular Parking
ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING
A. Newhall Street, south side, from 115 feet to 226 feet west of Mendell Street
B. Newhall Street, south side, from 276 feet to 417 feet west of Mendell Street
C. Mendell Street, west side, from 55 feet to 94 feet south of Newhall Street
D. Mendell Street, west side, from 144 feet to 385 feet south of Newhall Street
E. Mendell Street, west side, from 432 feet to 469 feet south of Newhall Street
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
Edward Tang, edward.tang@sfmta.com
Proposing to legislate perpendicular parking fronting the north and east sides of City College of San Francisco - Evans Center, at the request of the constituent.

Folsom Street, between 20th Street and 22nd Street - Median Islands and Speed Cushions
10(a). ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Folsom Street, between 20th Street and 21st Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
Folsom Street, between 21st Street and 22nd Street (2 5-lump speed cushions)
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
10(b). ESTABLISH – RED ZONES
A. Folsom Street, west side, from 21st Street to 50 feet southerly
B. Folsom Street, west side, from 10 feet to 35 feet north of 21st Street
C. Folsom Street, east side, from 21st Street to 50 feet northerly
D. Folsom Street, east side, from 10 feet to 35 feet south of 21st Street
E. 21st Street, south side, from Folsom Street to 10 feet easterly
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com
This proposal installs traffic calming speed cushions and median islands on Folsom Street around the intersection with 21st Street.
Pennsylvania Avenue, both sides, from 23rd Street to 350 feet southerly

11(a). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING, EXCEPT ACTIVE LOADING, 7AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Pennsylvania Avenue, both sides, from 23rd Street to 350 feet southerly
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Evan Knopf, Evan.Knopf@sfmta.com
This item addresses loading issues raised by the SF/Marin Food Bank due to their volunteer food delivery/pickup services.
Illinois Street, west side, from 345 feet north of Cesar Chavez to 190 feet south of Cesar Chavez

12(a). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING, EXCEPT ACTIVE LOADING, 9AM TO 3PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Illinois Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 345 feet northerly
12(b). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING, EXCEPT ACTIVE LOADING, 7AM TO 4PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Illinois Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 190 feet southerly
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Evan Knopf, Evan.Knopf@sfmta.com
This proposal is to address loading issues raised by the SF/Marin Food Bank due to their volunteer food delivery/pickup services.

RPP Area W-X boundary adjustment
13(a). RESCIND – 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA W PERMITS
17th Street, south side, between Kansas and Vermont streets
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
13(b). RESCIND - 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA X OR AREA W PERMITS
Kansas Street, both sides, between 17th and Mariposa streets (Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
13(c). ESTABLISH – 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA X PERMITS
17th Street, south side, between Kansas and Vermont streets
Kansas Street, both sides, between 17th and Mariposa streets
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com
Proposal to adjust border of RPP Area X and Area W to better correspond to natural neighborhood boundaries, with CA Hwy 101 making a clear divide between the two Areas.
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

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on June 23, 2017, Case 2017-005615ENV:
Relocate car share parking spaces
14(a). RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE
Capp Street, west side, from 10 feet to 46 feet north of 23rd Street
14(b). ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Capp Street, west side, from 22nd Street to 10 feet southerly
14(c). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE
Capp Street, west side, from 10 feet to 46 feet south of 22nd Street
(Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com
Proposal to relocate two car share parking spaces from one end of the 700 block of Capp Street to the other end of the same block, with a short sightline safety zone (“daylighting”) inserted at the intersection.

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on July 15, 2021, Case 2021-003066ENV:
Various locations on Mission Street and Geneva Avenue – Bulb-Outs
15(a). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING (6 FEET)
Mission Street, west side, from Admiral Avenue to 28 feet southerly
15(b). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING (6 FEET)
Mission Street, west side, from Admiral Avenue to 28 feet northerly
15(c). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING (6 FEET)
Mission Street, west side, from Silver Avenue to 25 feet northerly
15(d). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING (11 FEET TO 15 FEET)
Geneva Avenue / South Hill Boulevard, south side, from 30 feet west of Moscow Street to 133 feet easterly
15(e). ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME
ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING (6 FEET)
Geneva Avenue, south side, from Prague Street to 18 feet easterly
Prague Street, east side, from Geneva Avenue to 18 feet southerly
(Supervisor District 11) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Mark Dreger, mark.dreger@sfmta.com
Extensions of the previously-legislated bulb-outs are needed to provide sufficient space for new curb ramps.

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:

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Ricardo Olea
City Traffic Engineer
Streets Division
cc: James Lee, SFMTA Parking and Enforcement
Matt Lee, SFMTA Service Planning
RO:TF:TL
ISSUE DATE: 12/31/21