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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, January 8, 2021

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Friday, January 8, 2021 - 10:00am
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The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, January 8, 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 888-251-2909 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.”

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

Cesar Chavez Street and Guerrero Street – No Left Turn
1.    ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN
Cesar Chavez Street, eastbound, at Guerrero Street 
(Supervisor Districts 8 and 9) Eric Luu, eric.luu@sfmta.com

Proposal to restrict eastbound left turns to accommodate increased north side pedestrian crossing times as part of traffic signal retiming effort.

Jack London Alley at Bryant Street – STOP signs
2.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN
Jack London Alley, northbound, at Bryant Street, stopping the stem of this T-intersection  (Supervisor District 6) Amy Chan, Amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to stop the stem of this T-intersection to clarify right-of-way. 

Lawton Street at 21st Avenue – STOP Signs 
3.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS 
Lawton Street, westbound and eastbound, at 21st Avenue, making this intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 4) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.

10 Short Street – No Parking Anytime
4.    ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME
Short Street, north side, from 10 Short Street west property line to 15 feet easterly (restricts parking across driveway of 10 Short Street)  (Supervisor District 8) Alvin Lam, alvin.lam@sfmta.com

Proposal to restrict parking across 10 Short Street in order to improve visibility between motorists on Short Street.

Clement Street at 9th Avenue – STOP Signs
5.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Clement Street, eastbound and westbound, at 9th Avenue, making this intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 1) Alvin Lam, Alvin.lam@sfmta.com

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.

Irving Street at 40th Avenue – Parallel Parking 
6(a).    RESCIND – ANGLED PARKING 
    Irving Street, north side from 20 feet to 45 feet west of 40th Avenue 

6(b).    ESTABLISH – PARK PARALLEL 
Irving Street, north side, from 9 feet to 45 feet west of 40th Avenue 
(Supervisor District 4) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to convert two angled parking spaces to parallel parking to improve intersection visibility with no loss of parking.

Vicente Street from West Portal Avenue to Portola – Class II Bike Lane, Class III Bike Route and No Parking
7(a).    ESTABLISH - CLASS II BIKEWAY (BIKE LANE)
Vicente Street, southbound, from West Portal to Portola 

7(b).    ESTABLISH - CLASS III BIKEWAY
    Vicente Street, northbound, from West Portal to Portola 

7(c).    ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO PARKING ANY TIME
    Vicente Street, east side, from Portola 43 feet northerly (33 feet of additional no parking) (Supervisor District 7) Jonathan Chimento, Jonathan.Chimento@sfmta.com
    
Clean up legislation to close a gap in the bike network, parking removal to accommodate 48 muni bus turn. 

The following item has been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on February 27, 2020, Case 2020-002724ENV: 

Alemany Boulevard from Stonybrook Ave/Cambridge Ave to Crescent Ave/Putnam Ave 
8.    ESTABLISH - CLASS IV BIKEWAY (TWO-WAY PROTECTED)
Alemany Boulevard from Stoneybrook Ave/Cambridge Ave to Crescent Ave/Putnam Ave 

Installed a concrete barrier to protect the existing bikeway on Alemany Boulevard between Stoneybrook and Crescent and convert the bikeway to two-way. (Supervisor District 11 & 9) Jonathan Chimento, jonathan.chimento@sfmta.com

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on December 18, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:

19th Street at Mission Street - Bike Share Station
9.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
19th Street, north side, from 5 feet to 57.5 feet east of Mission Street (53 foot station) 
(Supervisor District 6) Pallavi Panyam, pallavi.panyam@sfmta.com
Proposing to shift an existing bike share station on the north side parking lane of 19th Street. The existing station is being moved to accommodate a Shared Spaces request at the adjacent business. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on May 21, 2020, Case 2007.0558E:

Beale Street, between Market Street and Mission Street – Active Beale Street Project
10(a).    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
    ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
    Beale Street, east side, from 30 feet to 115 feet south of Market Street 

10(b).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
A.    Beale Street, east side, from Market Street to 30 feet southerly
B.    Beale Street, east side, from 115 feet to 154 south of Market Street
C.    Beale Street, east side, from Mission Street to 155 feet northerly

10(c).    ESTABLISH – METERED YELLOW ZONE, 6-WHEEL COMMERCIAL LOADING, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Beale Street, east side, from 154 feet to 245 feet south of Market Street 

10(d).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
Beale Street, east side, from 245 feet to 315 feet south of Market Street (fire hydrant red zone)

10(e).    ESTABLISH – WHITE PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, AT ALL TIMES
Beale Street, east side, from 315 feet to 395 feet south of Market Street 
(Supervisor District 6) Elizabeth Chen, elizabeth.chen@sfmta.com

This proposal clarifies the curb and loading changes to the east side of Beale Street between Market and Mission Streets. These changes are part of the Active Beale Street project that approved a two-way protected cycle track on the east side of Beale Street between Market and Howard Streets. As part of the Active Beale Street Project, a protected two-way cycle track was approved by the MTA Board with Resolution No. 200616-057. With construction of the cycle track pending, additional legislation for the east side of Beale is being proposed to clarify the design that was previously approved.

 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:  12/18/20