May 21, 2019, Proposed Parking & Traffic Changes for SMFTA Board
West Portal Transit Delay Reduction Project
This project aims to reduce transit delay for the K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, and M-Ocean View light-rail lines in the vicinity of West Portal Station. Proposed changes include vehicle turn restrictions, modifications to three 48 Quintara-24th Street inbound bus stops, and changes to parking and loading
Establish – Muni and Taxi Only Lane, 6 AM to 10 AM, Monday through Friday
West Portal Avenue, northbound from Vicente Street to Ulloa Street
Establish – No Left Turn, 6 AM to 10 AM, Monday through Friday, Except Muni and Taxis West Portal Avenue, northbound, at Ulloa Street
Establish – Left Lane Must Turn Left, 6 AM to 10 AM, Monday through Friday, Except Muni and Taxis West Portal Avenue, northbound, at Vicente Street
Establish – No U-Turn At All Times West Portal Avenue, Northbound at Ulloa Street
Establish – Bus Zone Ulloa Street, south side, from West Portal Avenue to 75 feet easterly (removes 3 parking spaces: yellow metered loading zone space 815 and general meter parking space 811 and 813)
Establish – Yellow Metered Loading Zone, 9 AM to 3PM, Monday through Friday Ulloa Street, south side, from 75 to 100 feet east of West Portal Avenue (replaces general meter parking space 809; would remain general metered parking at all other times)
Rescind – Muni Flag Stop Portola Drive, south side, at Claremont Boulevard (relocated east) Vicente Street, south side, east of West Portal Avenue
Establish – Muni Flag Stop Portola Drive, south side, east of Claremont Boulevard
Establish – Passenger Loading Zone, 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday Ulloa Street, south side, from 20 feet to feet 70 feet west of West Portal Avenue (would remain a bus zone at all other times)
Establish – No Left Turn, 6 AM to 10 AM, Monday through Friday, Except Muni Lenox Way, southbound at Ulloa Street
Items denoted with an asterisk (*) can be approved by the City Traffic Engineer after the public hearing and such approval constitutes the CEQA Approval Action under S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). 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.
A copy of this hearing notice can be obtained at http://www.sfmta.com/calendar. Opinions on these proposed changes may be filed in writing prior to the hearing with SFMTA Transportation Engineering, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417. Written opinions may also be transmitted by fax to 415.701.4737 or by email to email@example.com with subject line “Public Hearing.” Submitted opinions will become part of the official public record and will be brought to the attention of the person(s) conducting the hearing. Information on the proposed changes may be obtained from SFMTA Transportation Engineering at the above-referenced addresses or by telephone at 415.701.4615.
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