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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, November 4, 2022

Effective Date
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 10:00am
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The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, November 4, 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.

   
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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.    830-850 Eddy Street, between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA R (Eligibility only, no signs)
830-850 Eddy Street (Supervisor District 2) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 830-850 Eddy Street, so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area R

2.    970 Post Street, East of Larkin Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA C (Eligibility only, no signs)
970 Post Street (Supervisor District 2) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 970 Post Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area C

3.    1336-1340 Haight Street, Between Central and Masonic Avenues
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA Q (Eligibility only, no signs)
1336-1340 Haight Street (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 1336-1340 Haight Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area Q

4.    2733-2737 Mission Street, between 23rd and 24th Streets
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA I (Eligibility only, no signs)
2733-2737 Mission Street (Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 2733-2737 Mission Street, so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area I

5.    35th Avenue at Taraval Street – Parking Time Limit
ESTABLISH – 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
35th Avenue, east side, at 2 feet to 83 feet north of Taraval Street 
(Supervisor District 4) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

Proposal to implement parking restrictions to increase turnover and to match restrictions on Taraval Street from 29th Avenue to 33rd Avenue.

6.    2881-2883 Mission Street near 25th Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA I (Eligibility only, no signs)
2881-2883 Mission Street (Supervisor District 9) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 2881-2883 Mission Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area I

7.    11 Brush Place and Hallam Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U (Eligibility only, no signs)
11 Brush Place (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 11 Brush Place so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area U

8.    900 Folsom Street between Clementine Street and 5th Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA U (Eligibility only, no signs)
900 Folsom Street (Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 900 Folsom Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area U

9.    1360-1364 Haight Street between Masonic and Central Avenues
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA Q (Eligibility only, no signs)
1360-1364 Haight Street (Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 1360-1364 Haight Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area Q

10.    3991-3995 24th Street at 1101 Noe Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S (Eligibility only, no signs)
3991-3995 24th Street and 1101 Noe Street (Supervisor District 8) 
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com 

This proposal adds RPP eligibility to the residents of 3991-3995 24th Street and 1101 Noe Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area S

Webster Street, between Oak Street and Haight Street
11(a).    RESCIND — TWO HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH EITHER AREA Q OR AREA HV PERMITS
Webster Street, east side, between Oak Street and Haight Street

11(b).    RESCIND — TWO HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 8 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH EITHER AREA HV OR AREA Q PERMITS
Webster Street, west side, between Page Street and Haight Street

11(c).    ESTABLISH — TWO HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 8 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH EITHER AREA HV, AREA Q PERMITS, OR AREA S PERMITS
Webster Street, east side, between Oak Street and Haight Street
Webster Street, west side, between Page Street and Haight Street
(Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Raynell Cooper, raynell.cooper@SFMTA.com 

Adding Area S to signs on blocks facing and adjacent to a block of Area S-eligible homes.

12.    Mayfair Drive at Laurel Heights – Parking Time Limit 
ESTABLISH – 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
Mayfair Drive, north side, from Laurel Street to Spruce Street (Supervisor District 2) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Andy Thornley, andy.thornley@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish parking time limits on the north side of Mayfair Drive, to discourage long-term parking and facilitate parking availability. 

13.    Rolph Street at Cordova Street, and at Newton Street – Red Zones 
ESTABLISH – RED ZONES 
A.    Rolph Street, south side, from Cordova Street to 22 feet westerly 
B.    Cordova Street, east side, from Rolph Street to 20 feet southerly 
C.    Cordova Street, west side, from 8 feet to 16 feet south of Rolph Street 
D.    Newton Street, west side, from Rolph Street to 17 feet southerly 
(Supervisor District 11) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Simon Qin, simon.qin@sfmta.com

Proposal to install new red visibility zones to improve pedestrian and vehicular visibility.

14.    3rd Street at Howard Street – Tow-Away, No Stopping 
ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 7AM TO 10AM AND 3PM TO 7PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
3rd Street, east side, from 26 feet to 125 feet south of Howard Street
3rd Street, east side, from 17 feet to 197 feet north of Howard Street 
(extends existing tow by 1 hour in AM and PM peak)
(Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Kevin Shue, kevin.shue@sfmta.com

Proposal to add and adjust tow-away no stopping hours to match the remainder of the corridor.

15.    Townsend Street at Lusk Street – Bus Zone
ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE
Townsend Street, south side, from Lusk Street to 160 feet easterly
(Supervisor District 6) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Kevin Shue, kevin.shue@sfmta.com

Extends eastbound bus zone layover from legislated 125 feet to 160 feet.

16.    Lincoln Way at 19th Avenue – Right turn lane
ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUNI
Lincoln Way, westbound, from 17th Avenue to 19th Avenue
(Supervisor District 1, 4, and 5) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Kevin Shue, kevin.shue@sfmta.com

Proposal to modify through and right turn lane to right turn only
except Muni.

17.    Henry Street at Sanchez Street – STOP Sign
ESTABLISH – STOP Sign
Henry Street, eastbound, at Sanchez Street
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to stop the stem of the T-intersection to clarify the right-of-way.

18.    Guerrero Street and 14th Street – No Left Turn 
ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN 
Guerrero Street, southbound, at 14th Street 
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Alvin Lam, alvin.lam@sfmta.com

Proposal to restrict southbound left turns at all times due to collision patterns. 

19.    Day Street between Church Street and Dolores Street-Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Day Street between Church Street and Dolores Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@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.

20.    Elizabeth Street between Castro Street and Diamond Street-Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Elizabeth Street between Castro Street and Diamond Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@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.

21.    Florida Street between 25th Street and 26th Street-Speed Humps
ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS
Florida Street between 25th Street and 26th Street (2 speed humps)
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@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.

22.    Pond Street between 16th Street and 17th Street – Speed Humps
ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS
Pond Street between 16th Street and 17th Street (2 speed humps)
(Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@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.

23.    Whitney Young Circle between Mabrey Court/Richards Circle and Hillview Court/Lindsay Circle – Speed Cushion
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION
Whitney Young Circle between Mabrey Court/Richards Circle and Hillview Court/Lindsay Circle (1 3-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@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.

24.    York Street between 23rd Street and 24th Street – Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
York Street between 23rd Street and 24th Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Shahram Shariati, Shahram.shariati@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.

25.    18th Street, between Market Street and Danvers Street – Speed Cushions 
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS 
18th Street, between Market Street and Danvers Street (1 5-lump speed cushion and 1 3-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 8) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Elliot Goodrich, elliot.goodrich@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. 

26.    30th Avenue, between Cabrillo Street and Fulton Street – Speed Cushions 
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS 
30th Avenue, between Cabrillo Street and Fulton Street (2 3-lump speed cushions) (Supervisor District 1) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Jacobson, michael.jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. 

27.    45th Avenue, between Pacheco Street and Quintara Street – Speed Cushions 
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS 
45th Avenue, between Quintara Street and Pacheco Street (2 3-lump speed cushions) (Supervisor District 4) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Jacobson, michael.jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. 

28.    Linden Street, between Laguna Street and Octavia Boulevard – Speed Humps 
ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMPS 
Linden Street, between Laguna Street and Octavia Boulevard (2 speed humps) 
(Supervisor District 5) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Jacobson, michael.jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. 

29.    Middle Point Road, between Harbor Road and Innes Avenue – Speed Cushions 
ESTABLISH – SPEED CUSHIONS
Middle Point Road, between Harbor Road and Innes Avenue (1 4-lump speed cushion) (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Jacobson, michael.jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. 

30.    Woodward Street, between 14th Street and Duboce Avenue – Speed Humps 
ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMPS 
Woodward Street, between 14th Street and Duboce Avenue (2 speed humps) 
(Supervisor District 9) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Jacobson, michael.jacobson@sfmta.com

Proposal to install traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. 

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, SFMTA                       Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on August 24,2022, Transit Center District Plan (Case 2007.0558E):

Minna Natoma Art Corridor Project
31(a).    ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
Minna Street at New Montgomery Street
Natoma Street at New Montgomery Street
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(b).    ESTABLISH – NO TURN ON RED
A.    New Montgomery Street, southbound at Minna Street 
B.    New Montgomery Street, southbound at Natoma Street 
C.    Minna Street, eastbound and westbound at New Montgomery Street 
D.    Natoma Street, eastbound at New Montgomery Street 
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(c).    ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
A.    Minna Street, north side, from New Montgomery Street to 28 feet westerly (for traffic signal visibility, removes yellow meter #144)
B.    Minna Street, north side, from New Montgomery Street to 33 feet easterly (for traffic signal visibility, removes yellow meter #122)
C.    New Montgomery Street, west side, from Howard Street to 20 feet northerly (for daylighting, extends existing fire zone)
D.    New Montgomery Street, east side, from Natoma Street to 29 feet northerly (for traffic signal visibility, removes 6-wheel truck meter #131 and lengthens adjacent 2-wheel truck meters #127 & 129 from 24 feet to 28 feet in length each)
E.    New Montgomery Street, east side, from Natoma Street to 20 feet southerly (for new crosswalk, removes parking meter #135)
F.    New Montgomery Street, east side, from Howard Street to 14 feet northerly (for daylighting, removes parking meter #149) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(d).    ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANY TIME
Natoma Street, south side, from 2nd Street to 265 feet west of New Montgomery Street (removes five yellow meters #89, 91, 103, 105, 107; removes five general parking meters #71, 83, 85, 87, 109; removes 25 motorcycle parking meters #13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, & 67; removes bike share station on Natoma Street west of New Montgomery Street) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

31(e).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING ANY TIME
A.    New Montgomery Street, west side, from Minna Street to 45 feet northerly (for 6-foot wide bulb, removes five motorcycle parking meters #1, 2, 3, 4, 5; removes six-wheel truck meters #110 & 112, lengthen remaining six-wheel truck meters #102-108)
B.    New Montgomery Street, west side, from Minna Street to 36 feet southerly (for 6-foot wide bulb, removes yellow meters #118 & 120, extends adjacent white zone from 73 feet to 88 feet in length)
C.    New Montgomery Street, west side, from Natoma Street to 38 feet northerly (for 4-foot wide bulb, removes two yellow meters #130 & 132)
D.    New Montgomery Street, west side, from Natoma Street to 41 feet southerly (for 4-foot wide bulb) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

31(f).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME
Natoma Street, north side, from New Montgomery Street to 2nd Street 
(for 4.5’ sidewalk widening)
Natoma Street, north side, from New Montgomery Street to 265 feet westerly
 (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)

31(g).    ESTABLISH – METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING 7AM TO 6PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Minna Street, north side, from 28 feet to 95 feet west of New Montgomery Street 
(19 motorcycle stalls, converts yellow meters #146, 148 & 150)
Howard Street, south side, from 160 feet to 195 feet west of 2nd Street 
(10 motorcycle stalls, converts meter #621 and yellow meter #623)
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(h).    ESTABLISH –METERED YELLOW ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Minna Street, north side, from 53 feet to 74 feet west of 2nd Street 
(revises yellow meter #108)
Howard Street, south side, from 139 feet to 150 feet west of 2nd Street 
(converts meter #613) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(i).    ESTABLISH –METERED YELLOW ZONE, 6-WHEEL COMMERCIAL LOADING, 7 AM TO 3 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
New Montgomery, west side, from 20 feet to 78 feet south of Natoma Street (converts meters #137, 139, 141) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(j).    ESTABLISH – PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT 3 PM TO 7 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
New Montgomery Street, east side, from 14 feet to 80 feet north of Howard Street (extends length and hours of existing passenger loading zone, removes parking meter #147) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(k).    ESTABLISH – SHUTTLE BUS ZONE 7 AM TO 2 AM DAILY
New Montgomery Street west side, from 41 feet to 141 feet north of Howard Street (relocates existing shuttle bus zone south; removes six-wheeled truck meters #146 & 148) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(l).    RESCIND – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
RESCIND – BIKE SHARE STATION
Natoma Street, south side, from 31 feet to 89 feet west of New Montgomery Street
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(m).    ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
ESTABLISH - BIKE SHARE STATION
Minna Street, north side, from 59 feet to 123 feet east of New Montgomery Street 
(64-foot station, removes yellow meters 114, 116 & 118)
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(n).    ESTABLISH – RAISED CROSSWALK
A.    Minna Street at 3rd Street, east leg
B.    Minna Street at New Montgomery Street, east and west legs
C.    Natoma Street at New Montgomery Street, east and west legs
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer)

31(o).    ESTABLISH – SPEED TABLE
Natoma Street, midblock west of New Montgomery Street 
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Ellen Robinson, ellen.robinson@sfmta.com

The Minna-Natoma Art Corridor Project adds pedestrian and streetscape improvements along Minna and Natoma alleys between 2nd Street and 3rd Street, including a new traffic signal at Natoma Street/New Montgomery Street, sidewalk bulbs, raised crosswalks, a speed table/raised roadway section, decorative paving, pedestrian-scale lighting and public art.

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

RO:ET:ND
ISSUE DATE:  10/21/22