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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, March 18, 2022

Effective Date
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, March 18, 2022, 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 SFMTA 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.”

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.

1.    265-285 Main Street and 280 Spear Street, at the Corner of Folsom Street 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA Y 
265-285 Main Street and 280 Spear Street, at the Corner of Folsom Street 
(Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 265-285 Main Street and 280 Spear Street to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area Y

2.    1231-1235 17th Street, East of Missouri Street 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA X 
1231-1235 17th Street, East of Missouri Street (Eligibility only, no signs) 
(Supervisor District 10) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 1231-1235 17th Street to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area X

3.    631 O'Farrell Street between Hyde Street and Leavenworth Street 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA C 
631 O'Farrell Street between Hyde Street and Leavenworth Street 
(Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 631 O'Farrell Street to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area C

4.    325-331 Balboa Street between 4th and 5th Avenues 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA L 
325-331 Balboa Street between 4th and 5th Avenues (Eligibility only, no signs) 
(Supervisor District 1) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 325-331 Balboa Street to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area L

5.    330-350 Balboa Street between 4th and 5th Avenue
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA L
330-350 Balboa Street between 4th and 5th Avenue (Eligibility only, no signs) 
(Supervisor District 1) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 330-350 Balboa Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area L

6.    347-351 Hayes Street, West of Franklin Street
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA R/HV*
* RPP Area R will soon become part of RPP Area HV
347-351 Hayes Street, West of Franklin Street (Eligibility only, no signs)
(Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 347-351 Hayes Street to purchase parking
permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area R/HV

7.    635-641 Irving Street, East of 8th Avenue 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA J
635-641 Irving Street, East of 8th Avenue (Eligibility only, no signs) 
(Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 635-641 Irving Street to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area J

8.    930 Post Street Between Larkin and Hyde Streets 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA C 
930 Post Street Between Larkin and Hyde Streets (Eligibility only, no signs) 
(Supervisor District 3) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 930 Post Street to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area C

9.    Anza Street, both sides, between 9th and 10th Avenue 
ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA N
ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA N PERMITS
Anza Street, both sides, between 9th and 10th Avenue (Supervisor District 1) 
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP extension to the residents of Anza Street, both sides, between 9th and 10th Avenue to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area N

10.    Upper Terrace, Both Sides, between Masonic Ave and Buena Vista Ave E
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S
ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, BOTH SIDES, 8 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA S PERMIT
Upper Terrace, both sides, between Masonic Ave and Buena Vista Ave E 
(Supervisor District 8) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal will add Area S restrictions to both sides of Upper Terrace between Masonic Avenue and Buena Vista Avenue and extend eligibility to currently ineligible addresses on the north side of Upper Terrace as well as 499 Buena Vista Ave. East

11.    Divisadero Street, between Vallejo Street and Broadway – Perpendicular Parking
ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING
Divisadero Street, west side, from Vallejo Street to Broadway
(Supervisor District 2) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) 
Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to formalize existing parking perpendicular parking conditions.

Newcomb Avenue, between Lane and Keith Street – SPEED TABLE
12(a).    ESTABLISH - SPEED TABLE
Newcomb Avenue at Lane Street, east crossing (only across WB direction)

12(b).    ESTABLISH - SPEED TABLE
Newcomb Avenue at Keith Street, east crossing (only across WB direction)
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) John Garzee, John.Garzee@SFMTA.com

This proposal installs traffic calming devices on the block after residents have requested further traffic calming. SFMTA will be conducting an evaluation of the effectiveness of raised crosswalks and speed tables to ascertain their respective effectiveness.

13.    Various Business District – 20 MPH Speed Limit
RESCIND – 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
ESTABLISH – 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT
1.    Clement Street, between Funston Avenue and Arguello Boulevard (Supervisor District 1)
2.    Columbus Avenue, between Washington Street and North Point 
(Supervisor Districts 2 and 3)
3.    Geary Street, between Mason Street and Market Street (Supervisor District 3)
4.    Post Street, between Mason Street and Market Street (Supervisor District 3)
5.    Powell Street, between Bush Street and Ellis Street (Supervisor District 3)
6.    Stockton Street, between Sacramento Street and Filbert Street (Supervisor District 3)
7.    Taraval Street, between 17th Avenue and 26th Avenue (Supervisor District 4 and 7)
8.    Hayes Street, between Franklin Street and Laguna Street (Supervisor District 5)
9.    Diamond Street, between Chenery Street and Bosworth Street (Supervisor District 8)
10.    Cortland Avenue, between Bonview Street and Folsom Street (Supervisor District 9)
11.    Leland Avenue, between Bayshore Boulevard and Alpha Street (Supervisor District 10)
12.    Mission Street, between Foote Avenue and Silver Avenue (Supervisor District 11)
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Jeffrey Tom, Jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposing to lower speed limits from 25 MPH to 20 MPH in eligible business activity districts per California Assembly Bill 43.

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.

__________________________________________________                                
Andrea Contreras, 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):

14.    Pierce Street at Chestnut Street – Bike Share Station
ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
Pierce Street, east side, from Chestnut Street to 48 feet southerly (43-foot bike share station in parking lane with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 2) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Pierce Street at Chestnut Street, adjacent to Tri Counties Bank.

15.    Divisadero Street at Lombard Street – Bike Share Station
ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
Divisadero Street, west side, from 24 feet to 84 feet north of Lombard Street (60-foot bike share station in parking lane) (Supervisor District 2) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Divisadero Street at Lombard Street, adjacent to Walgreens.

PUBLIC COMMENT
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:

    _________________________
    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:  3/4/22