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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, September 18, 2020

Effective Date
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:00am
News categories
Traffic

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, September 18, 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/4JZRQ5DT 
•    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.

Gaven Street at San Bruno Avenue – STOP Signs
1.    ESTABLISH - STOP SIGN
Gaven Street, eastbound, at San Bruno Avenue 
(Supervisor District 9) David Sindel, david.sindel@sfmta.com 

Proposal to stem the T of this intersection to clarify right-of-way.
27th Street and Dolores Street – Turn Restrictions
2.    RESCIND - NO LEFT TURNS, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Dolores Street, northbound, at 27th Street 
(Supervisor District 8) David Sindel, david.sindel@sfmta.com

SFMTA recommends removing the northbound left turn time-of-day restriction since this intersection became all way STOP controlled in January 2020.

Bryant Street, between 7th Street and Langton Street – Parking Permit
3.    ESTABLISH – TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME, EXCEPT CITY-OWNED SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT VEHICLES DISPLAYING A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE SFMTA
Bryant Street, north side, from 25 feet to 105 feet west of 7th Street 
(converts 4 general parking spaces to permit parking spaces)
(Supervisor District 6) Jennifer Wong, Jennifer.wong@sfmta.com

SFPD Traffic Company is requesting converting 4 general parking spaces to permit parking spaces to improve their operations and alleviate on-street parking effects from the 7th Street Safety Project.

Sutter Street – White Passenger Loading Zone
4.    ESTABLISH – WHITE PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7:40A-6:00P MONDAY-FRIDAY 
Sutter Street, north side, from 90 feet to 260 feet west of Buchanan
(Supervisor District 5) Edgar Orozco, Edgar.Orozco@sfmta.com

An extended white zone at this location would help address double parking, which largely occurs due to the high volume of drop-offs and pick-ups at the adjacent cultural and daycare centers. 

San Leandro Way and Santa Ana Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Darien Way – Speed Humps
5(a).    RESCIND – RAISED CROSSWALKS (PREVIOUSLY LEGISLATED BUT NOT BUILT)
San Leandro Way, between Ocean Avenue and Darien Way (1 raised crosswalk) 
Santa Ana Avenue, between Ocean Avenue and Darien Way (1 raised crosswalk) 

5(b).    ESTABLISH – SPEED HUMPS
San Leandro Way, between Ocean Avenue and Darien Way (2 speed humps) 
Santa Ana Avenue, between Ocean Avenue and Darien Way (2 speed humps) 
(Supervisor District 7) Philip Louie, philip.louie@sfmta.com

Proposing speed humps instead of raised crosswalks to reduce speeding and increase pedestrian safety at mid-block crosswalks.

Hayes Street and Octavia Street – Parking and Bike Corral
6(a).    RESCIND - NO PARKING ANY TIME EXCEPT BICYCLES
Hayes Street, north side, from 29 feet west to 49 feet west of Octavia Street 

6(b).    ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Hayes Street, north side, from 29 feet west to 49 feet west of Octavia Street 

6(c).    ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANY TIME EXCEPT BICYCLES
Hayes Street, south side, from 0 feet west to 35 feet west of Octavia Street 
(Supervisor District 5) John Garzee, John.garzee@sfmta.com

Officially rescinding a previously existing bike corral and installing a new bike corral in an existing PSZ.

Eddy Street and Jones Street – Police Vehicle Parking
7(a). RESCIND – RIGHT TURN ONLY    
    Eddy Street, eastbound, at Jones Street 

7(b).    RESCIND – GENERAL METERED PARKING
Jones Street, west side, from 107 feet to 129 feet south of Eddy Street 
(removes 1 general metered space)
Eddy Street, south side, from 212 feet to 234 feet west of Jones Street 
(removes 1 general metered space)

7(c).    RESCIND – METERED YELLOW ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 30-MINUTE LIMIT, 7AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Eddy Street, south side, from 170 feet to 212 feet, and from 234 feet to 258 feet west of Jones Street (removes 3 metered yellow spaces) 

7(d).    ESTABLISH – METERED YELLOW ZONE, COMMERCIAL LOADING, 30-MINUTE LIMIT, 7AM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Eddy Street, south side, from 278 feet to 322 west of Jones Street 
(converts 2 general metered spaces to metered yellow spaces)

7(e).    ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, EXCEPT CITY-OWNED MARKED SFPD VEHICLES
Jones Street, west side, from 107 feet to 129 feet south of Eddy Street
Eddy Street, south side, from 170 feet to 258 feet west of Jones Street
(Supervisor District 5) Alvin Lam, alvin.lam@sfmta.com

Formalizes existing SFPD parking patterns near the Tenderloin Police Station and removes 5 metered spaces and relocates commercial loading zones away from the station.

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 8, 2019, Case 2019-017095ENV:

Sutter Street between Gough Street and Fillmore Street- Road Diet
8.    ESTABLISH – ROAD DIET 
Sutter Street between Fillmore Street and Webster Street
Sutter Street between Buchanan Street and Gough Street
(Supervisor District 5) Edgar Orozco, Edgar.Orozco@sfmta.com

There are currently three lanes on Sutter St., two westbound and one eastbound, all of which are narrower than desired for the Muni buses that travel on the corridor. Removing a lane in the westbound direction and reallocating the remaining space would minimize the potential for collisions.

 Items denoted with an asterisk ( ) 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:  9/4/20