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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, March 19, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 10:00am

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, March 19, 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.

Merrimac Street near China Basin Street – Car Share Parking
1.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE VEHICLES 
Merrimac Street, east side, from 116 feet to 159 feet south of China Basin Street (Requires MTAB Approval)
(Supervisor District 6) Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com 

Proposal to establish a two-car on-street shared vehicle pod at the request of Mercy Housing, developer and manager of 691 China Basin, the fronting property.

Masonic Avenue at Java Street – Stop Signs
2(a).  ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Masonic Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Java Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (City Traffic Engineer Approvable)
2(b).  RESCIND – RIGHT TURN ONLY
Java Street, westbound, at Masonic Avenue (City Traffic Engineer Approvable)
(Supervisor District 8) David Sindel, david.sindel@sfmta.com 

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP due to grades and geometry. This also allows removal of the right turn only restriction.

18th Street from Noe Street to Hartford Street – Parking Meters
3(a).  RESCIND - 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA S PERMITS
ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 2-Hour Time Limit, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
18th Street, south side, from Noe Street to Hartford Street (Requires MTAB Approval)
3(b).  ESTABLISH - RED ZONE
18th Street, south side, from Noe Street to 25 feet west (Requires MTAB Approval)
3(c).  ESTABLISH - METERED YELLOW ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
18th Street, south side, from 35 feet to 65 feet west of Noe Street. (City Traffic Engineer Approvable)
3(d).  ESTABLISH - GREEN METERED ZONE, 15-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
18th Street, south side, from 65 feet to 85 feet west of Noe Street (City Traffic Engineer Approvable)
(Supervisor District 8) Becca Homa, becca.homa@sfmta.com 

This proposal would install parking meters on the south side of this block of 18th Street with the goal of increasing parking availability on a block with several businesses. 

Harrison Street from 11th Street to 13th Street – Parking Meters
4(a).  RESCIND - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY  
Harrison Street, east side from 11th Street to 13th Street. (Requires MTAB Approval)
4(b).  ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, NO TIME LIMIT, 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Harrison Street, west side, from Norfolk Street to 13th Street (Requires MTAB Approval)
Harrison Street, east side, from 11th Street to 13th Street (Requires MTAB Approval)
(Supervisor District 6) Becca Homa, becca.homa@sfmta.com 

This proposal would install parking meters on Harrison Street, a block with several businesses and a new high-density mixed-used development to facilitate increased parking turnover and availability. 

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 19, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:

Brighton Avenue at Ocean Avenue - Bike Share Station
5.    ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
ESTABLISH - BIKE SHARE STATION
Brighton Avenue, east side, from 11 feet to 68 feet south of Ocean Avenue (53-foot station with red zones either side) (City Traffic Engineer Approvable)
(Supervisor District 7) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Brighton Avenue, adjacent to the Wells Fargo Bank and 280 Brighton apartments.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on February 23, 2021, Case No. 2008.1084E:

Stevenson Street, West of 3rd Street – Speed Table 
6.    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLE
Stevenson Street, mid-block between 3rd Street and western terminus of Stevenson Street (1 speed table) (City Traffic Engineer Approvable) (Supervisor District 6) Norman Wong, norman.wong@sfmta.com

The 706 Mission Street development project is constructing new street and sidewalk improvements along both sides of the Stevenson Street between 3rd Street and the western terminus of Stevenson Street by the Four Seasons hotel driveway. These improvements include the proposed speed table on Stevenson Street, west of 3rd Street.

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the San Francisco Planning Department on March 8, 2018, Case 2015-000644ENV:

Jerrold Streetscape
7(a).  RESCIND – 45-DEGREE ANGLE PARKING 
Jerrold Avenue, north side, from Phelps Street to 215 feet to west of Quint Street (Requires MTAB Approval)
7(b).  ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
Jerrold Avenue, south side, from Phelps Street to 272 feet west of Quint Street (10-foot sidewalk widening)
7(c).  ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING
ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
Jerrold Avenue, north side, from Phelps Street to 32 feet westerly (6-foot wide bulb) (Requires MTAB Approval)
7(d).  ESTABLISH – MIDBLOCK CROSSWALK
Jerrold Avenue, 335 feet west of Phelps Street
7(e).  ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLES
Jerrold Avenue, between Phelps Street and Quint Street (2 speed tables) (City Traffic Engineer Approvable)
(Supervisor District 10) Elizabeth Chen, elizabeth.chen@sfmta.com 

Proposal to widen sidewalks on Jerrold Avenue and establish a midblock crossing with Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFBs) at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission building.

 Items denoted with (Engineer) 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:  3/5/21