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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, June 18, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, June 18, 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.

10th Avenue and Pacheco Street - STOP Signs
1.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
10th Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Pacheco Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

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

University Street at Bacon Street – Red Zone 
2.    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE 
University Street, west side, from Bacon Street to 30 feet northerly
(Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com 

Proposal to extend existing red zone to improve visibility.

Moraga Street at 45th Avenue – STOP Signs 
3.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS 
Moraga Street, westbound and eastbound, at 45th Avenue making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com 

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP due to limited visibility resulting from perpendicular parking. 

Funston Avenue between Lincoln Way and Irving Street – 3-Lump Speed Cushions
4.    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Funston Avenue between Lincoln Way and Irving Street (two 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 5) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Alison Mathews, alison.mathews@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.

Sycamore Street at Valencia Street – Parking Meters 
5(a).  RESCIND – GREEN ZONE, 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Sycamore Street, north side, from Valencia Street to 60 feet easterly (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

5(b).  ESTABLISH – METERED GREEN ZONE, 15-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Sycamore Street, north side, from Valencia Street to 60 feet easterly 
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Becca Homa, becca.homa@sfmta.com 

This proposal adds 3 green meters with a 15-minute time limit to better facilitate loading operations at a large thrift store. 

The following items are pending environmental clearance:

17th Street between San Bruno Avenue and Vermont Street – Angle Parking & Sidewalk Widening
6(a).  RESCIND - PARALLEL PARKING
ESTABLISH - ANGLED PARKING
Vermont Street, west side, between 16th Street & 17th Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

6(b).  ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME
17th Street, south side, between San Bruno Avenue and Vermont Street (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

6(c).  ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME
ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK EXTENSION
San Bruno Avenue, east side, from 17th Street to 82 feet southerly (12-foot widening). (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Vermont Street, west side, from 17th Street to 41 feet southerly (16-foot widening). (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
(Supervisor District 10) Shahram Shariati (Shahram.Shariati@sfmta.com) 

The purpose of this project is to improve the space around and under the U.S. 101 Highway while also improving the infrastructure of sustainable modes of transportation.

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

Hyde Street at Post Street – Bike Share Station 
7.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Hyde Street, west side, from Post Street to 80 feet southerly (72-foot station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com 

Bringing to Public Hearing the already relocated Bay Wheels bike share station, moved from the east side of Hyde Street, south of Post Street, to the west side of Hyde Street, south of Post Street, to accommodate a Shared Space request at the adjacent business (Tonic).

North Point Street at Powell Street – Bike Share Station 
8(a).  ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
North Point Street, north side, from 141 feet to 225 feet east of Powell Street (75-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)
 
8(b).  ESTABLISH – METERED YELLOW ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
North Point Street, north side, from 101 feet to 141 feet east of Powell Street (meter stalls #230 and #228) (Supervisor District 3) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com 

Bringing to Public Hearing the already relocated Bay Wheels bike share station, moved from Powell Street at Bay Street to this location adjacent to the Kirkland Muni yard, at the request of the Fisherman’s Wharf CBD, and installing a yellow zone adjacent to the bike share station. 

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
    Streets Division

cc:     James Lee, SFMTA Parking and Enforcement 
    Matt Lee, SFMTA Service Planning

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ISSUE DATE:  6/4/21