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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, October 16, 2020

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The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, October 16, 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:

•    Online Skype Meeting: https://meet.sfmta.com/meetings/ZN6KJBHY 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.

Brazil Avenue and Edinburgh Street –STOP SIGN
1.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS
Brazil Avenue, eastbound and westbound, at Edinburgh Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP  (Supervisor District 11) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP to clarify right-of-way.
San Gabriel Avenue at Capistrano Avenue – STOP Signs
2.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS
San Gabriel Avenue, eastbound, at Capistrano Avenue 
(Supervisor District 11) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

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

Unit Block of Lucky Street, between 25th and 24th Streets – Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime
3.    RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA I PERMITS
ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
Lucky Street, west side, from 195 feet to 263 feet north of 25th Street 
(residents on both sides of the street remain eligible to purchase residential parking permits and removes one RPP space) (Supervisor District 9) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

This proposal restricts parking across the driveways of 2857-2863 Folsom Street and also restricts parking that blocks a door for 2853-2855 Folsom Street. Residents on both sides of the street remain eligible to purchase residential parking permits.

Central Avenue at Turk Boulevard – STOP Signs
4.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS
Central Avenue, northbound, at Turk Boulevard, stopping the stem of this "T" intersection  (Supervisor District 2 and 5) Alvin Lam, Alvin.Lam@sfmta.com

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

Rogers Street at Folsom Street – Tow Away No Stopping Fire Lane
5.    RESCIND - 2 HOUR PARKING, 8 AM THROUGH 10 PM, EVERYDAY, EXCEPT VEHICLES WITH AREA U PERMITS ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING FIRE LANE
Rodgers Street, east side, from 195 to 275 feet south of Folsom Street (eliminates 4 parking spaces) (Supervisor District 6) Jeffrey Tom, jeffrey.tom@sfmta.com

Proposal to establish a fire lane at the request of the Fire Department for the 349 8th Street project

28th Street between Church Street and Dolores Street – Speed Humps
6.    ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS
28th Street between Church Street and Dolores Street (2 speed humps) 
(Supervisor District 8) Daniel Carr, daniel.carr@sfmta.com

This proposal installs traffic calming devices on the block at the request of block residents. The SFMTA collected data and confirmed that typical motorist speeds exceed agency thresholds to qualify for traffic calming.

Fitzgerald Avenue at Keith Street – Bus Zones 
7.    ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE 
Fitzgerald Avenue, south side, from Keith Street to 233 feet easterly (removes 6 parking spaces) (Supervisor District 10) Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com 

Proposal to extend the existing 29 Sunset bus zone to accommodate the number of buses at the terminal. 

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:

7th Street at Brannan Street – Bike Share Station
8.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
7th Street, east side, from 4 feet to 54 feet north of Brannan Street (50-foot bike share station)  (Supervisor District 6) Pallavi Panyam, pallavi.panyam@sfmta.com

Proposing a temporary Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the east side of 7th Street, adjacent to Mars Bar, to be located here from now until ~October 2020.

Folsom Street at 2nd Street – Bike Share Station
9.    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
Folsom Street, south side, from 183 feet to 250 feet west of 2nd Street (66-foot bike share station)  (Supervisor District 6) Pallavi Panyam, pallavi.panyam@sfmta.com

Proposing a temporary Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the south side of Folsom Street, adjacent to 631 Folsom, to be located here until ~November 2020.

Battery Street at California Street – Bike Share Station
10(a).    RESCIND – METERED YELLOW COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Battery Street, west side, from 13 feet to 89 feet north of California Street (4 spaces) 

10(b).    ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION
Battery Street, west side, from 13 feet to 91 feet north of California Street 
(84-foot station with red zones on either side) 
(Supervisor District 3) Project Contact: Pallavi Panyam, Pallavi.Panyam@sfmta.com
 
Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Battery Street adjacent
to the Amazon Go.

Grant Avenue at Sutter Street– Bike Share Station 
11(a).    RESCIND – METERED YELLOW COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Grant Avenue, west side, from 3 feet to 47 feet north of Sutter Street (2 spaces) 

11(b).    RESCIND – METERED YELLOW 6-WHEEL COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
 Grant Avenue, west side, from 47 feet to 91 feet north of Sutter Street (2 spaces) 

11(c).    ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES
         ESTABLISH - BIKE SHARE STATION
    Grant Avenue, west side, from Sutter Street to 91 feet northerly 
    (81-foot station with red zones on either side) 
    (Supervisor District 3) Project Contact: Pallavi Panyam, Pallavi.Panyam@sfmta.com

    Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Grant Avenue, adjacent     to 301, 305, 311, and 315 Grant Avenue

 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:  10/2/20