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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, July 16, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, July 16, 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 Teams 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.

Leavenworth Street at Greenwich Street – STOP Signs
1.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Leavenworth Street, northbound and southbound, at Greenwich Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 3) (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.

90-92 Charter Oak Avenue – Perpendicular Parking
2.    ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING
Charter Oak Avenue, west side, from 18 feet to 96 feet north of south property line of 92 Charter Oak Avenue (Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

Proposing to legislate perpendicular parking affronting the completed development on the west side, which included new sidewalks and curbs, at the request of the property owner.

Main Street between Folsom Street and Howard Street – Bus Zone
3.    ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE
Main Street, east side, from 101 feet to 141 feet north of Folsom Street (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Michael Tamin, michael.tamin@sfmta.com 

This proposal would adjust the location of an already-approved bus zone to serve the new 12 Folsom/Pacific bus route under the Rincon Hill Extension project.

Mansell Street, between Visitacion Avenue and Brazil Avenue
4.    RESCIND--45 MPH SPEED LIMIT
ESTABLISH--30 MPH SPEED LIMIT
Mansell Street, between Visitacion Avenue and Brazil Avenue (Supervisor District 11) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Eddie Tsui, Eddie.Tsui@sfmta.com 

The proposed reduction in the speed limit is being recommended by the SFMTA based on an updated speed survey.

Diamond Heights Boulevard, between Clipper Street and Sussex Street
5.    RESCIND--30 MPH SPEED LIMIT
ESTABLISH--25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
Diamond Heights Boulevard, between Clipper Street and Sussex Street (Supervisor District 8) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Eddie Tsui, eddie.tsui@sfmta.com 
 
The proposed reduction in the speed limit is being recommended by the SFMTA based on an updated speed survey.

Mission Street at 8th Street – No Left Turns Except Taxis
6.    ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT TAXIS
Mission Street, westbound, at 8th Street (Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com

This proposal adds a taxi exemption to an existing no left turn. 

Drumm Street, between Washington and Clay streets – Modifications to SamTrans Bus Stop and Motorcycle Parking 
7(a).  RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME, EXCEPT SAMTRANS BUSES
ESTABLISH – METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Drumm Street, west side, from 15 feet south of Washington Street to 20 feet north of Clay Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

7(b).  RESCIND – METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANY TIME, EXCEPT SAMTRANS BUSES
Drumm Street, east side, from 20 feet north of Clay Street to 20 feet south of Washington Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

7(c).  ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
A.    Drumm Street, west side, from Washington Street to 15 feet southerly
B.    Drumm Street, west side, from Clay Street to 20 feet northerly
C.    Drumm Street, east side, from Washington Street to 20 feet southerly
D.    Drumm Street, east side, from Clay Street to 20 feet northerly
(Supervisor District 3) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Mark Dreger, mark.dreger@sfmta.com 

These changes move the location of SamTrans' Financial District layover on Drumm Street. The existing SamTrans bus zone moves from the west side of the street to the east side, switching places with metered motorcycle parking, which moves to the west side.

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 127-18Information about the review process can be found at SFMTA.com/BOSAppeal.

Approved for Public Hearing by:

    _________________________
    Bryant Woo for 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:  7/2/21