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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, November 5, 2021

Effective Date
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 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 5, 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 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.

1200 Gough Street between O'Farrell St and Starr King Way
1.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA R
1200 Gough Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 2) 
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com  

Extending RPP Area R eligibility to this building facing a metered street will allow residents to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area R.

652 Stanyan Street between Page St. and Haight St.
2.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA J
652 Stanyan Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 1) 
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

Extending RPP Area J eligibility to this building facing a metered street will allow residents to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within the RPP Area.

Dolores Street East Side between 20th & Cumberland Streets
3.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING (RPP) AREA S
ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA S PERMITS
Dolores Street, east side, between 20th Street and Cumberland Street (Supervisor District 8) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

Extension of Area S will allow residents to purchase permits for and park within RPP Area S.

222 Beale Street between Howard St and Folsom St
4.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA Y
222 Beale Street (Eligibility only, no signs) (Supervisor District 6) 
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

Extending RPP Area Y eligibility to this building facing a restricted parking street will allow residents to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area Y.

Harbor Road, between Northridge Road and Bertha Lane - Speed Humps and Cushions
5.    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Harbor Road, between Bertha Lane and Ingalls Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
Harbor Road, between Ingalls Street and Northridge Road (4 3-lump speed cushions) (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

This proposal will install traffic calming speed cushions to address resident complaints of high motorist speeds on Harbor Road following the removal of a mid-block concrete barrier

2300 block of Geary Boulevard between Broderick Street and Baker Street
6.    ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA G
2300 block of Geary Boulevard between Broderick Street and Baker Street 
(Eligibility-only, no signs) (Supervisor District 2) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board)
Gerry Porras, gerry.porras@sfmta.com

Extending RPP Area G eligibility to this block will allow residents to purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within the RPP Area G.

7.    Various Business Districts - 20 MPH Speed Limit
A.    24th Street, from Diamond to Chattanooga Streets and from Valencia to San Bruno Avenue (Districts 8 and 9);
B.    Fillmore Street, from Chestnut to Union Streets and from Jackson to McAllister Streets (Districts 2 and 5);
C.    Haight Street, from Stanyan Street to Central Avenue and from Webster to Steiner Streets (District 5);
D.    Polk Street, from Filbert to Sutter Streets (Districts 2 and 3);
E.    Ocean Avenue, from Geneva Avenue to Victoria Street and from Junipero Serra Boulevard to 19th Avenue (District 7);
F.    San Bruno Avenue, from Silver to Paul Avenues (Districts 9 and 10); and
G.    Valencia Street, from Cesar Chavez to Market Streets (Districts 6 and 9).
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Ricardo Olea, ricardo.olea@sfmta.com

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

Various Locations in District 7 - Speed Cushions
8.    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
A.    Beachmont Drive, between Lagunitas Drive and Sloat Boulevard 
(2 3-Lump Speed Cushions)
B.    Junipero Serra Blvd (Service Road West), between Ocean Ave and Woodacre Dr 
(3 3-Lump Speed Cushions)
C.    Lagunitas Drive, between Beachmont Drive and Cranleigh Drive 
(2 3-Lump Speed Cushions)
D.    Lagunitas Drive, between Cranleigh Drive and Sloat Boulevard 
(1 3-Lump Speed Cushion)
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Philip Louie, philip.louie@sfmta.com

Proposing speed cushions to address resident's speeding concerns with support from the Supervisor.

25th Street, between Connecticut Street and Dakota Street - Speed Cushion and Raised Crosswalk
9(a).    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION
25th Street, between Connecticut Street and Dakota Street (1 5-Lump Speed Cushion)

9(b).    ESTABLISH - RAISED CROSSWALK
25th Street at Dakota Street, west crossing (1 raised crosswalk)
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

This proposal installs a traffic calming speed cushion and a raised crosswalk at Dakota Street in improve pedestrian safety and reduce motorist speeds. 

Various Location in District 11– Traffic Calming 
10(a).    ESTABLISH – ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS 
Onondaga Street, between Cayuga Avenue and Wanda Street (1 Speed Hump) 
Seneca Avenue, between Delano Avenue and San Jose Avenue (1 Speed Hump) 

10(b).    ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
A.    Avalon Avenue, between Athens Street and Vienna Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
B.    Avalon Avenue, between London Street and Paris Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
C.    Avalon Avenue, between Naples Street and Vienna Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
D.    Brazil Avenue, between Athens Street and Vienna Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
E.    Brazil Avenue, between Edinburgh and Naples Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
F.    Brazil Avenue, between Lisbon Street and Madrid Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
G.    Brazil Avenue, between London Street and Paris Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
H.    Lisbon Street, between Brazil Avenue and Persia Avenue (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
I.    Lisbon Street, between Persia Avenue and Russia Avenue (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
J.    London Street, between Brazil Avenue and Excelsior Avenue (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
K.    London Street, between Brazil Avenue and Persia Avenue (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
L.    London Street, between France Avenue and Italy Avenue (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
M.    London Street, between France Avenue and Russia Avenue 
(2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
N.    London Street, between Persia Avenue and Russia Avenue 
(2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
O.    Naples Street, between Persia Avenue and Russia Avenue (2 3-Lump Speed Cushions) 
P.    Rolph Street, between Madrid Street and Morse Street (1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 
Q.    Santa Ynez Avenue, between Delano Avenue and Otsego Avenue 
(1 3-Lump Speed Cushion) 

10(c).    ESTABLISH - RAISED CROSSWALKS 
A.    Onondaga Street and Otsego Avenue, east leg (1 Raised Crosswalk) 
B.    Persia Avenue and Athens Street, east leg (1 Raised Crosswalk) 
C.    Persia Avenue and Lisbon Street, east leg (1 Raised Crosswalk) 
D.    Seneca Avenue and Cayuga Avenue, north leg (1 Raised Crosswalk) 
(Supervisor District 11) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

Establishes traffic calming improvements in the Excelsior neighborhood of District 11. Locations were chosen through a CalTrans funded Community Based Transportation Plan (CBPT) supported by Supervior Safai's office and a broad array of local stakeholders. 

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 October 18, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:

8th Street at Hooper Street – Bike Share Station 
11.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
8th Street, east side, from 18 feet to 57 feet south of Hooper Street 
(35-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the perpendicular parking lane on the east side of 8th Street, south of Hooper Street, adjacent to the California College of the Arts.
 
Brannan Street at Harriet Street – Bike Share Station 
12.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Brannan Street, north side, from 30 feet to 109 feet west of Harriet Street 
(75-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the north side of Brannan Street, west of Harriet Street (west of 6th St), adjacent to Shaper Tools at 724 Brannan. 

Brannan Street at 5th Street – Bike Share Station 
13.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Brannan Street, south side, from 130 feet to 188 feet west of 5th Street 
(52-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the south side of Brannan Street, west of 5th Street, adjacent to the Academy of Art University at 601 Brannan. 

4th Street at Long Bridge Street – Bike Share Station 
14.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
4th Street, east side, from 56 feet to 99 feet north of the northern crosswalk at Long Bridge Street (58-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com 

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the east side of 4th Street, north of Long Bridge Street, adjacent to Gus's Community Market. 

Buckingham Way at 20th Avenue (77 Buckingham Way) – Bike Share Station 
15.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Buckingham Way, south side, from 205 feet to 248 feet west of 20th Avenue 
(42-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parallel parking lane on the south side of Buckingham Way, west of 20th Avenue, adjacent to SFSU 77 Buckingham Way. 

South Park Street at 2nd Street – South Park Street at 2nd Street 
16.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
South Park Street, north side, from 18 feet to 66 feet west of 2nd Street (45-foot bike share station with red zones on each side of the station) (Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the perpendicular parking lane on South Park Street at 2nd Street, adjacent to Blue Bottle (2 South Park St). 

230 Buckingham Way – Bike Share Station 
17.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
230 Buckingham Way, east side, from 247 feet to 322 feet south of the midblock crosswalk at 270 Buckingham Way (75-foot bike share station in the parallel parking lane) (Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a bike share station in the parallel parking lane outside of the SF State building at 230 Buckingham Way. 

Montgomery Street at Pacific Avenue – Bike Share Station 
18.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Montgomery Street, east side, from Pacific Avenue to 50 feet southerly 
(42-foot bike share station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 3) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the east side of Montgomery Street, south of Pacific Avenue, adjacent to 900 Montgomery Street 

4th Street at Gene Friend Way – Bike Share Station 
19.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH - BIKE SHARE STATION 
4th Street, west side, from Gene Friend Way to 103 feet northerly 
(92-foot bike share station with red zones on each side of the station)
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on 4th Street at Gene Friend Way, adjacent to USCF Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall (1550 4th Street). 

Folsom Street at Main Street – Bike Share Station 
20(a).    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Folsom Street, north side, from 106 feet to 186 feet west of Main Street 
(73-foot bike share station with space on either end) 

20(b).    RESCIND – YELLOW METERED LOADING, 6 AM TO 10 PM, DAILY 
Folsom Street, south side, from 72 feet to 155 feet west of Main Street 
(stalls #211, #213, #215, #217) 

20(c).    ESTABLISH – YELLOW METERED LOADING, AT ALL TIMES, DAILY 
Folsom Street, south side, from 72 feet to 155 feet west of Main Street 
(stalls #211, #213, #215, #217) 
Folsom Street, north side, from 86 feet to 106 feet west of Main Street 
(new 20-foot yellow zone in stall #212)
(Supervisor District 6) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station and yellow zone in the floating parking lane on the north side of Folsom Street, west of Main Street, adjacent to the former temporary Transbay Terminal, and modifying the existing yellow zones on the south side of the street to be all day. 

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:  10/22/21