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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, September 2, 2022

Effective Date
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 10:00am

The Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will 
hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, September 2, 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.

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.    1688-1690 Pine Street at the Corner of Franklin Street
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA G (Eligibility only, no signs)
1688-1690 Pine 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 1688-1690 Pine Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area G

2.    1961-1969 Sutter Street between Fillmore and Webster Streets
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA G (Eligibility only, no signs)
1961-1969 Sutter 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 1961-1969 Sutter Street so they can purchase parking permits for their vehicle to park within RPP Area G.This block is a one-hour parking regulated but not metered.

3.    Barneveld Avenue at Loomis Street and McKinnon Avenue
ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC CIRCLE
Barneveld Avenue at Loomis Street and McKinnon Avenue (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Philip Louie, philip.louie@sfmta.com

Proposal to install a painted traffic circle in the intersection of Barneveld Avenue and Loomis Street and McKinnon Avenue to deter exhibition driving.

4.    Ora Way at Gold Mine Drive– STOP Sign 
ESTABLISH – STOP Sign
Ora Way, northbound, at Gold Mine Drive 
(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.

5.    Hancock Street at Church Street– STOP Sign
ESTABLISH – STOP Sign
Hancock Street, eastbound, at Church 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.

6.    9th Avenue at Lincoln Way– No Right Turn on Red
ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN ON RED
9th Avenue, northbound and southbound at Lincoln Way
Lincoln Way, eastbound and westbound at 9th Avenue 
(Supervisor District 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Amy Chun, amy.chun@sfmta.com

Proposal to restrict right turn on red for all approaches to address a recent collision.

7.    Page Street between Stanyan Street and Shrader Street
ESTABLISH – 15 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT
Page Street, between Stanyan Street and Shrader Street (Supervisor District 5) 
(Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

Proposal to modify speed limit per the provisions of California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22358.4(b) regarding 15mph zones near schools.

8.    Noe Street at Day Street – Stop Sign
ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS
Noe Street, northbound and southbound, at Day Street (Supervisor District 8) 
(Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

This proposal makes the intersection an all-way STOP to better clarify right-of-way.

9.    Barneveld Avenue at Loomis Street and McKinnon Avenue
ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC CIRCLE
Barneveld Avenue at Loomis Street and McKinnon Avenue (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Philip Louie, philip.louie@sfmta.com

Proposal to install a painted traffic circle in the intersection of Barneveld Avenue and Loomis Street and McKinnon Avenue to deter exhibition driving.

10.    Rhode Island Street, between 20th Street and Southern Heights Avenue - Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH -- SPEED CUSHIONS
Rhode Island Street between 20th Street and Southern Heights Avenue 
(2 5-lump speed cushions) (Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Michael Jacobson, Michael.Jacobson@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.

11.    9th Avenue, between Judah Street and Kirkham Street- Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
9th Avenue, between Judah Street and Kirkham Street (2 5-lump cushions)
(Supervisor Districts 5 and 7) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
John Garzee, john.garzee@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.

12.    Wisconsin Street, between 22nd Street and 23rd Street - Speed Cushions
ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS
Wisconsin Street, between 22nd Street and 23rd Street (2 3-lump speed cushions)
(Supervisor District 10) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) Jeff Banks, jeffrey.banks@sfmta.com

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

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.

    ___________________________________          Andrea Contreras, SFMTA                 Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on May 13, 2021, Hayes Valley Residential Permit Parking Area (Case 2021-004502ENV):

13.    WEBSTER STREET, WEST SIDE, BETWEEN PAGE STREET AND HAIGHT 
RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S 
ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA Q (eligibility only, no signs) 
Webster Street, west side, between Page Street and Haight Street (200 block) 
(Supervisor District 5) (Requires approval by the SFMTA Board) Raynell Cooper, raynell.cooper@SFMTA.com 

The creation of RPP Area HV from parts of RPP Areas R and S removed much of the S parking near this block of Webster. It is now the only block of S eligibility north of Haight Street east of Divisadero. The Hayes Valley Parking and Curb Management Plan will make this blockface an Area Q/Area HV 2-hour RPP blockface
The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 18, 2015, Bay Area Bicycle Share Project (Case 2015-005492ENV):

14.    Webster Street at Union Street – Bike Share Station 
ESTABLISH – NO STOPPING EXCEPT BICYCLES 
ESTABLISH – BIKE SHARE STATION 
Webster Street, west side, from Union Street to 71 feet northerly 
(Supervisor District 2) (Approvable by the City Traffic Engineer) 
Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposal to install a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on the west side of Webster, north of Union, adjacent to 2100 Union and 2909 Webster (CorePower Yoga). 

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:  8/19/22