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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, January 5, 2024

Effective Date
Friday, January 5, 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, January 5, 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.    1221-1225 Folsom Street between 8th and 9th Streets
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U (Eligibility only, no signs)
1221-1225 Folsom 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 1223 Folsom Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area U

2.    1550-1560 Mission Street at 11th Street and 49-55 South Van Ness Avenue
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U (Eligibility only, no signs)
1550-1560 Mission Street and 49-55 South Van Ness Avenue (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 1550-1560 Mission Street and 49-55 South Van Ness Avenue so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within Residential Permit Parking Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Area U

3.    22nd Avenue, between Ocean Avenue and Eucalyptus Drive
Residential Permit Parking Extension
RESCIND – 2-HOUR PARKING, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 7 AM TO 6 PM
ESTABLISH – 2-HOUR PARKING, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT FOR VEHICLES WITH AREA H PERMITS
22nd Avenue, eastside and westside, between Ocean Avenue and Eucalyptus Drive (Supervisor District 4) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

Proposal to modify current parking regulation and allow residents to purchase Residential Parking Permits for Area H.

4.    525 Leavenworth Street 90 feet North of O’Farrell Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA C (Eligibility only, no signs)
525 Leavenworth Street (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

The proposed modification would add RPP eligibility to the residents of 525 Leavenworth Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area C

5.    1660 Haight Street between Cole Street and Clayton Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA J (Eligibility only, no signs)
1660 Haight Street (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

The proposed modification would add RPP eligibility to the residents of 1660 Haight St so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area J

6.    4024-4026 24th Street between Castro Street and Noe Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S (Eligibility only, no signs)
4024-4026 24th Street (Supervisor District 8) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

The proposed modification would add RPP eligibility to the residents of 4024 24th Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area S

7.    1215-1217 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA I (Eligibility only, no signs)
1215-1217 South Van Ness Ave (Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Lulu Brien, Lulu.brien@sfmta.com

Extending Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Area I to this building facing restricted street parking will allow the residents to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within Area I. This address has meters directly in front of it, qualifying it for an eligibility-only extension.

Divisadero Street, between Haight Street and Page Street – Parking Meters
8(a).    RESCIND – 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY EXCEPT AREA “S” PERMITS 
Divisadero Street, east side, from 52 feet to 132 feet south of Page Street

8(b).    ESTABLISH – GENERAL METERED PARKING, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Divisadero Street, east side, from 52 feet to 132 feet south of Page Street 
(Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Lulu Brien, lulu.brien@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish metered parking on a portion of an existing metered block. 

9.    Stanyan Street and Beulah Street – Red Zone
ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Stanyan Street, east side, from Beulah Street to 20 feet southerly
Beulah Street, north side, from Stanyan Street to 20 feet easterly
(Supervisor Districts 5 & 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com
Proposal to install daylighting to improve visibility.

10.    Idora Avenue and Garcia Avenue – STOP Signs
ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Garcia Avenue, eastbound and southbound, at Idora Avenue
Idora Avenue, westbound, at Garcia Avenue
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Simon Qin, simon.qin@sfmta.com

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

11.    Pixley Street at Fillmore Street – STOP Signs 
ESTABLISH – STOP Signs 
Pixley Street, eastbound and westbound, at Fillmore Street  
(Supervisor District 2) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Justin Yuen, justin.yuen@sfmta.com 

Proposal to stop the opposing one-way street approaches at this intersection to better clarify the right-of-way.

12.    Baden Street at Hearst Avenue – STOP Signs 
ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS 
Baden Street, northbound and southbound, at Hearst Avenue, making this 4-way intersection and all way STOP (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Alejo Alvarado, alejo.alvarado@sfmta.com 

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

13.    Mt Vernon Avenue, between Delano Avenue and Cayuga Avenue
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION 
Mt Vernon Avenue, between Delano Avenue and Cayuga Avenue (1 3-lump speed cushion) (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.

14.    Minna Street at 6th Street – Daylighting
RESCIND: TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANY TIME
Minna Street, south side, from 30 feet to 80 feet west of 6th Street (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

Establishes daylighting to improve emergency vehicle access to Minna Street. This item adjusts the length of a previously legislated red zone.

Church Street between 16th Street and 17th Street
15(a).    REVOKE - PART-TIME ACCESSIBLE SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 8 AM-1PM, SATURDAY
Church Street, west side, from 131 feet to 165 feet north of 17th Street
Church Street, west side, from 316 feet to 435 feet north of 17th Street

15(b).    ESTABLISH – PART-TIME ACCESSIBLE SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 8AM-10 AM AND 2 PM-4:30 PM, SCHOOL DAYS
Church Street, west side, from 131 feet to 165 feet north of 17th Street
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Andre Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

This proposal reconfigures the existing loading zones to clearly align with the loading operations of the school and clarify limits from previous legislation.

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.

                                
Chava Kronenberg, SFMTA                 Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 19, 2015, SFMTA Bay Area Bicycle Share Project (Case 2015-005492ENV):

16.    Fell Street at Clayton Street – Bike Share Station 
ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Fell Street, south side, from 30 feet to 102 feet east of Clayton Street (72-foot station) 
(Supervisor District 5) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposal to install a Bay Wheels bike share station in the floating parking lane on the south side of Fell Street, east of Clayton Street, adjacent to the Panhandle. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on May 24, 2012 Transit Center District Plan and Transit Tower (Case 2007.0558E):

Clementina Street, Main Street to Beale Street – New Alley
17(a).    ESTABLISH - ALLEY
Clementina Street between Main Street and Beale Street

17(b).    ESTABLISH - RAISED CROSSWALKS
A.    Clementina Street at Beale Street (east crosswalk)
B.    Clementina Street, midblock
C.    Clemetina Street at Main Street (west crosswalk) 
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Mike Sallaberry mike.sallaberry@sfmta.com

This proposal is part of the development of Block 3 bounded by Main, Beale, Clementina, and Tehama in the Transit Center District where a new park will be built. This section of Clementina will be built as part of the Transbay Park project as part of a partnerhsip between Public Works, Rec and Park, OCII, and SFMTA

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on November 22, 2022, SFMTA Slow Street Program (Case 2022-008095ENV):

Minnesota Street, from Mariposa Street to 22nd Street – Slow Streets Traffic Calming Treatments 
18(a).    ESTABLISH – DO NOT ENTER, EXCEPT BIKES 
Minnesota Street, northbound at 19th Street

18(b).    ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN, EXCEPT BIKES
19th Street, eastbound, at Minnesota Street 
            
18(c).    ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN, EXCEPT BIKES 
19th Street, westbound, at Minnesota Street 
            
18(d).    ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC ISLAND 
Minnesota Street, midblock, between 20th Street and 22nd Street 

18(e).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
Minnesota Street, west side, from 414 feet to 449 feet south of 20th Street (extends existing fire zone by 25 feet, removes two parking spaces) 
Minnesota Street, east side, from 19th Street to 25 feet northerly (extends existing fire zone by 6 feet, removes one parking space)
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Ellen Robinson, ellen.robinson@sfmta.com

Proposal to add vehicle diversion and traffic calming treatments to the existing Minnesota Slow Street to reduce traffic speeds and volumes on the corridor.

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:  12/22/23