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Engineering Public Hearing Results, January 11, 2019

Effective Date
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00am
News categories
Traffic

SUSTAINABLE STREETS DIVISION 
DIRECTIVE ORDER No. 6035

Pursuant to the public hearing held on January 11, 2019, 
traffic movement and safety may be improved by the changes 
approved below. The Environmental Clearance for these items 
is noted on Order No. 6024.


1.  ESTABLISH – CROSSWALK
     I-80 Off-Ramp, crossing Fremont Street, south side 
     (Supervisor District 6) James Shahamiri, james.shahamiri@sfmta.com 

     This modification is funded by OCII to add a signalized pedestrian 
     crosswalk crossing Fremont Street at the existing traffic signal at 
     Fremont Street and I-80 Off-Ramp.

     Decision:  Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                     legislation.  

     Public Comments:  Comments in support.

2(a).  RESCIND – NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM TO 9 AM, 4 PM TO 6 PM EXCEPT SUNDAY
         Bay Street, eastbound and westbound at Van Ness Avenue

2(b).  ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN
         Bay Street, eastbound at Van Ness Avenue (Supervisor District 2) 
         James Shahamiri, james.shahamiri@sfmta.com

         Modifications 2(a) and 2(b) are being proposed by SFMTA staff to 
         address an ongoing collision pattern involving eastbound and westbound 
         left turns at this intersection.

        Decision:  Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                        legislation.  

        Public Comments:  No comments received.


3.  ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN, 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM AND 1:30 PM TO 
     2:30 PM, SCHOOL DAYS

     Union Street, eastbound, at Franklin Street (Supervisor District 2) 
     André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com

     This modification was requested by the School District to restrict 
     left turns during pickup and drop-off times at Sherman Elementary School.

     Decision:  Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                     legislation.  

     Public Comments:  No comments received.

4(a).  RESCIND – PART-TIME SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO PARKING, 
         7AM-9:30AM, 2PM-4PM, SCHOOL DAYS
         ESTABLISH – PART-TIME SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO PARKING, 
         7AM-9:30AM, 1PM-3PM, SCHOOL DAYS
         Filbert Street, north side, from 120 to 272 feet west of Taylor Street 
         (152-foot zone) *

4(b).  ESTABLISH – PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, TOW AWAY, NO PARKING, 
         7AM-9:30AM, 1PM-3PM, SCHOOL DAYS
         Filbert Street, north side, from 60 to 120 feet west of Taylor Street 
         (60-foot zone) * (Supervisor District 3) André Wright, andre.wright@sfmta.com *

         Proposes school bus and passenger loading zones for Garfield School’s temporary 
         location.

         Decision:  Approved by City Traffic Engineer for implementation. #

         Public Comments:  No comments received.


5(a).  ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS
         Plymouth Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Montana Street, 
         making this intersection an all-way STOP

5(b).  ESTABLISH – MUNI FLAG STOP
         Plymouth Avenue, west side, north of Montana Street 
         (relocates existing southbound far-side stop to near-side) *

5(c).  RESCIND – MUNI FLAG STOP
         Plymouth Avenue, west side, south of Montana Street *
        (Supervisor District 11) Corbin Skerrit, corbin.skerrit@sfmta.com

        Modification 5(a) proposes an all-way STOP at the intersection of 
        Montana Street to clarify right-of-way to address residents’ safety 
        concerns As part of this change, modification 5(b) and 5(c) relocate 
        the flag stop for the southbound 54 Felton to north of the intersection 
        (near-side).

        Decision:   Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                         legislation.  Item 5(a) is subject to appeal. #

        Public Comments:  One objection to relocation of the flag stop.

6.   ESTABLISH – RED ZONE
      Brazil Avenue, south side, from Paris Street to 20 feet westerly 
      (20-foot zone) * (Supervisor District 11) Corbin Skerrit, 
      corbin.skerrit@sfmta.com

      Proposal to address safety concerns at this intersection by creating 
      a no parking zone to improve visibility. 

      Decision:  Hold.  

      Public Comments: Comments received in opposition.


7.  ESTABLISH – NO PARKING, 3 AM TO 6 AM, DAILY 
     Sam Jordan Way / Galvez Avenue, both sides, between 
     3rd Street and Phelps Street 

     ESTABLISH – NO PARKING, 12:01 AM TO 6 AM, DAILY 
     A.  Hudson Avenue, both sides, between 3rd Street and Phelps Street 
     B.  Innes Avenue, both sides, between 3rd Street and Phelps Street 
     C.  Jerrold Avenue, both sides, between Phelps Street and 3rd Street 
     D.  Phelps Street, both sides, between Evans Avenue and Jerrold Avenue 
          (Supervisor District 10) Kenya Wheeler, kenya.wheeler@sfmta.com

Community members and merchants are requesting expanded parking regulations 
to address parking availability due to a lack of vehicle turnover. 

     Decision:  Hold. #

     Public Comments:  Comments primarily in opposition.


8.  ESTABLISH – MUNI FLAG STOP 
     A.  Church Street, east side, south of 21st Street (inbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     B.  Church Street, west side, north of 21st Street (outbound 
          J Motorcoach stop)    
     C.  Church Street, east side, south of Liberty Street (inbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     D.  Church Street, west side, north of Liberty Street (outbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     E.  Church Street, east side, south of 20th Street (inbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     F.   Church Street, west side, north of 20th Street (outbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     G.  Church Street, east side, 80 feet north of 18th Street (inbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     H.  Church Street, east side, south of Market Street (inbound 
          J Motorcoach stop) 
     I.  Ocean Avenue, south side, west of SFMTA track right-of-way 
         (at 2645 Ocean Avenue) (inbound M Motorcoach stop) 
     J. Ocean Avenue, north side, east of SFMTA track right-of-way 
         (at 2626 Ocean Avenue) (outbound M Motorcoach stop) 
     K. 3rd Street, east side, 80 feet north of Evans Street (outbound 
         T Motorcoach stop)(Supervisor Districts 7, 8, and 10) 
         Hester Yu, hester.yu@sfmta.com

         Proposal to establish new stops for the Muni Metro Motorcoach 
         Saturday and Sunday Early Morning routes. Remaining route and Metro 
         lines use existing bus substitution stops. 

         Decision:   Approved by City Traffic Engineer for implementation.

         Public Comments:   No comments received.


9(a).  ESTABLISH – BUS FLAG STOP
         Spear Street, southwest corner of Spear Street and Mission 
         Street (to be replaced by bus zone upon relocation of casual 
         carpool from Spear Street to Beale Street) *

9(b).  ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE
         Spear Street, west side, from Mission Street to 93 feet southerly 
         (removes yellow metered spaces No. 102, 104, 106, and 108) (to replace 
         bus flag stop upon relocation of casual carpool from Spear Street to 
         Beale Street)
         Essex Street, center median, from Folsom Street to 60 feet southerly

9(c).  ESTABLISH – YELLOW METERED LOADING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
         THROUGH FRIDAY
         Mission Street, south side, from 6 feet to 86 feet west of Spear Street 
        (affects metered spaces No. 101, 103, 107, and 109) *

9(d).  ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT BUSES, TAXIS, AND BIKES
         Folsom Street, westbound at Essex Street (replaces legislated but not 
         yet implemented NO LEFT TURN EXCEPT MUNI AND BIKES)

9(e).  ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
         Essex Street, east side of median on east side, from Harrison Street 
         to 250 feet northerly (rescinds TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME EXCEPT 
         BUSES)

9(f).  ESTABLISH – MUNI ONLY LANE
        Essex Street, east side of median, southbound, rightmost lane, from Harrison 
        Street to 250 feet northerly

9(g).  RESCIND – LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT
         ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN EXCEPT MUNI
         Essex Street, east side of median, southbound at Harrison Street 
         (Supervisor District 6) Michael Tamin, michael.tamin@sfmta.com

         Modifications 9(a) through 9(g) would accommodate the planned reroute of the 
         12 bus through Rincon Hill by creating new outbound bus stops at Spear/Mission 
         and Essex/Folsom, as well as by modifying turn restrictions at Essex/Folsom and 
         Essex/Harrison.

        Decision:  Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                        legislation after environmental clearance has been received.  
                        Item 9(c) is subject to appeal. #

        Public Comments:  No comments received.


10.  ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
      1st Street, east side, from 119 to 233 feet north of 
      Folsom Street (3 meters, spaces no. 237 to 241) 
      (Supervisor District 6) Norman Wong, norman.wong@sfmta.com

      This modification is recommended by SFMTA staff to accompany 
      sidewalk widening for a 10-foot wide bulb located at the northeast 
      corner at 1st Street/Clementina Street for the proposed 245 1st Street 
      development.

     Decision:   Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                      legislation.  

     Public Comments:  Comments in support.

11(a).   ESTABLISH – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
            1st Street and Clementina Street (new mid-block pedestrian crossing)

11(b).   ESTABLISH – CROSSWALK
            1st Street, north leg, at Clementina Street (Supervisor District 6) 
            Norman Wong, norman.wong@sfmta.com

           Modifications 11(a) and 11(b) are recommended in association with the
           proposed 245-1st Street development.

           Decision:  Approved by City Traffic Engineer to send to SFMTA Board for 
                            legislation.
  
           Public Comments:  Comments in support.

Whether or not 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, it is 
considered a Final SFMTA Decision.  If a City Traffic Engineer disapproves or 
declines a parking or traffic modification, a member of the public must request 
additional review by the SFMTA of that decision which shall be conducted pursuant 
to Division II, Section 203 of the Transportation Code before the decision becomes 
a Final SFMTA Decision. Final SFMTA Decisions, whether made by the City Traffic 
Engineer or the SFMTA Board, can be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors 
pursuant to Ordinance 127-18.  Decisions reviewable by the Board of Supervisors 
are denoted with a pound (#).  Information about the review process can be found 
at: https://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/SFMTA_Action_Review_Info_Sheet.pdf

*Items denoted with a asterisk (*) can be approved by the City Traffic Engineer 
after the public hearing per Section 201 of the San Francisco Transportation Code.  

For questions about any of these items, please contact: 
sustainable.streets@sfmta.com and reference this order number.

Approved:    

                
________________________________        Date: January 18, 2019
Ricardo Olea
City Traffic Engineer                    

cc:  Directive File

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