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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, November 13, 2020

Effective Date
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:00am

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, November 13, 2020, 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:

A.    Online Skype Meeting: https://meet.sfmta.com/meetings/ZN6KJBHY To speak about any items, please follow the phone-in instructions.
B.    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. 
C.    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.

11th Avenue and Lawton Street – STOP Signs 
1.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN 
11th Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Lawton Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP   (Supervisor District 7) Alvin Lam, alvin.lam@sfmta.com 

SFMTA proposes an all-way STOP to better clarify right-of-way.
Nebraska Street at Powhattan Avenue – Stop Sign
2.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Nebraska Street, northbound, at Powhattan Avenue 
(Supervisor District 9) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends stopping the stem of this "T" intersection to better clarify the right-of-way.

Prado Street at Scott Street – Stop Sign
3.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Prado Street, westbound, at Scott Street 
(Supervisor District 2) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends stopping the stem of this "T" intersection to better clarify the right-of-way.

Darien Way at Santa Ana Avenue – STOP Signs
4.    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
Darien Way, eastbound and westbound at Santa Ana Avenue, making this intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 7) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

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

Frederick Street, between Arguello Boulevard and Willard Street – Speed Tables
5.    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLES
Frederick Street, between Arguello Boulevard and Willard Street (2 speed tables)  (Supervisor District 5) Mike Sallaberry, mike.sallaberry@sfmta.com

This proposal installs traffic calming devices to reduce speeding and improve safety on this block where a cyclist was killed. 

Howard Street at Beale Street 
6.    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME
Howard Street, north side, from Beale Street to 51 feet westerly 
(Supervisor District 6) Ashley Kim, Ashley.kim@sfmta.com 

Proposing a 51' tow-away, no parking zone on Howard Street, north side, from Beale Street to 51 feet westerly. The parking removal establishes tow-away no parking anytime and removes two proposed (but not yet installed) commercial loading spaces legislated near the northwest corner of Beale and Howard that would be in conflict with buses completing the southbound right turn from Beale Street to westbound Howard Street. Some buses making this southbound right turn utilize OCS, which restricts buses to use the north-most lane on Howard Street.

WOOLSEY STREET AT GOETTINGEN STREET
7.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Woolsey Street, eastbound and westbound, at Goettingen Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP (Supervisor District 9) Andre Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

SFMTA proposes an all-way STOP to better clarify right-of-way.

PARADISE AVENUE AT BURNSIDE AVENUE
8.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Paradise Avenue, eastbound, at Burnside Avenue stopping the stem of this "T" intersection 
(Supervisor District 8) Andre Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends stopping the stem of this "T" intersection to better clarify the right-of-way.

WASHINGTON STREET BETWEEN HYDE STREET AND LARKIN STREET
9(a).    RESCIND - SPEED CUSHION
Washington Street, between Hyde Street and Larkin Street (1 speed cushion) 

9(b).    ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
Washington Street, between Hyde Street and Larkin Street (2 speed cushions) 
(Supervisor District 3) Andre Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

Traffic calming devices are being installed proactively near school loading zones, to ensure motorists are adhering to reduced speeds in school areas. Location originally designed for two (2) speed cushions, which was proposed to residents with no objection. This is correcting the language.

Fell Street, south side, from Octavia Street to Laguna Street – Residential Permit Parking Extension
10(a).        ESTABLISH--RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S
        ESTABLISH-- GENERAL METERED PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, NO TIME LIMITS,     MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA S PERMITS
    Fell Street, south side, between Octavia Street and Laguna Street

10(b).    ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, NO TIME LIMITS, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA S PERMITS
Laguna Street, east side, from Hickory Street north 40 feet.
(Supervisor District 5) Kathryn Studwell kathryn.studwell@sfmta.com

Extension of Area S would enable the residents of the 400 block of Fell Street to purchase RPP permits and park closer to their homes. Establishing Pay or Permit parking would increase parking availability by increasing parking turnover while allowing residents with permits an exemption from time limits. 

    Avalon Avenue and Vienna Street – STOP Signs
11(a).    ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
        Avalon Avenue, eastbound and westbound at Vienna Street, making this intersection an 
    all-way STOP 

11(b).    RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME
A.    Avalon Avenue, north side, from Vienna Street to 30 feet westerly
B.    Avalon Avenue, north side, from 15 feet to 45 feet east of Vienna Street
C.    Avalon Avenue, south side, from 15 feet to 30 feet west of Vienna Street
(Supervisor District 11) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

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

Excelsior Avenue near Mission Street – Relocate car share space, establish motorcycle parking
12(a).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE     VEHICLES 
        Excelsior Avenue, north side, from 10 feet to 28 feet east of London Street 
 
12(b).    RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING EXCEPT PERMITTED CAR SHARE VEHICLES 
    Excelsior Avenue, north side, from 34 feet to 54 feet east of Mission Street 
 
12(c).    ESTABLISH – MOTORCYCLE PARKING 
    Excelsior Avenue, north side, from 34 feet to 54 feet east of Mission Street 
(Supervisor District 11) Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com 

Fronting business at existing Zipcar permitted parking space would like to establish motorcycle parking at that location, a suitable substitute car share parking location has been identified a block away, fronting the SF Community School.

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

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Andrea Contreras

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

Great Highway at Balboa Street – Bike Share Station
13.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
Great Highway, east side, from Balboa Street to 85 feet northerly (85-foot station) 
(Supervisor District 1) Pallavi Panyam, pallavi.panyam@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the east side of Great Highway. 

 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:

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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:  11/30/20