Public Hearing: 43 Masonic & 44 O'Shaughnessy Transit Improvements 01.18.22

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Effective Date

A Public Hearing for the proposed changes on segments of the 43 Masonic and 44 O’Shaughnessy corridors listed below will be held online on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1 p.m. as a part of the SFMTA Board of Directors' regular meeting.

If you would like to comment on this proposed change, you may attend the SFMTA Public Hearing:

Public Hearing: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1 p.m.
(Online meeting link and materials will be posted here a few days before the meeting)
To join by phone or to provide comment, dial 888.808.6929 and enter the code 9961164#

If you plan to provide public comment, for the best experience join the online session and use your telephone for audio by using the phone number above. When prompted online, select “Don’t join audio.” When public comment is open press “1” and then “0” on your phone to join the queue of people who would like to speak.

You can also file your comments in writing or by phone before the hearing by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 17: 

  • Email: with subject line “43-44 Transit Lanes” 
  • Phone:   415.646.4470
  • Mail:      SFMTA Board of Directors 
                  One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Traffic Legislation Proposals

The proposed modifications would make the existing temporary transit-only lanes installed in phases through April 2021 permanent. These modifications are proposed under the authority granted to the SFMTA under California Vehicle Code Section 21655.1 (designation of lanes for use by public transit buses) and Section 21655.5 (designation of lanes for exclusive or preferential use by high occupancy vehicles). In addition, the Transportation Code requires an amendment to make the temporary transit-only lanes and left turn restrictions permanent.

A. ESTABLISH – BUS, TAXI AND BICYCLE ONLY LANE - Bosworth Street, westbound, from Lippard Avenue to Elk Street; Masonic Avenue, southbound, between Fell Street and Oak Street; Presidio Avenue, southbound, between Bush Street and Sutter Street;

B. ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN  -  Masonic Avenue, northbound, at Turk Boulevard; Masonic Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Golden Gate Avenue; Masonic Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Fulton Street; Masonic Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Grove Street; Masonic Avenue, northbound and southbound, at Hayes Street; Masonic Avenue, northbound, at Page Street



California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Appeal Rights under S.F. Admin. Code Chapter 31: The proposed action is the Approval Action as defined by Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. The Planning Department has issued a CEQA exemption determination, which may be viewed online at the Planning Department's website. Following approval of the item by the SFMTA Board, the CEQA determination is subject to appeal within the time frame specified in S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.16 which is typically within 30 calendar days. 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 submitted in writing to the City prior to or at such hearing, or as part of the appeal hearing process on the CEQA decision.