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April 22, 2010

Bicycle Advisory Committee - April 22, 2010


Regular Meeting

Thursday, April 22, 2010

6:30 p.m.

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408


1. Roll Call

2. Announcements & Acknowledgments

3. Approve Minutes - February 28, 2010 Meeting

4. Public Comment: (Discussion Item)
The public may address the Committee on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Committee.
This should not relate to any item on this agenda since the Committee will take public comment after it discusses and/or before voting on each agenda item. The Committee requests that each person limit him/herself to three minutes.

5. Chairman''s Report (Information)
- Committee Member Business –
Continued opening in District 6
- Monthly Activities –

6. Committee Member Reports (Information)

7. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for April 2010 (

8. Task Force Reports

a. Golden Gate Park Susan King, District 5

b. Bicycle Report Card Task Force – No Report

c. BART Task Force - Mariana Parreiras (on-month)

d. Shared Mode Working Group – Proposal for PSAC, SFBC, BAC, WalkSF, SAN, MDC, SFPD, DPH development of joint resolution: Cooperative Use of Streets and Sidewalks.

9. MTA Funding Request - Review staff recommendations for two FY 10-11 Transportation Development Act Article 3 (TDA3) claims:

- $41,000 for various bicycle safety programs such as educational events, safety brochures, flyers, maps, public outreach campaigns to promote safe bicycling, outdoor media and advertising, a “report card” on bicycling in San Francisco, purchase and distribution of bicycle safety equipment and materials, and staff attendance at bicycle safety-related conferences and trainings;

- $334,000 for planning, engineering and implementation of various bicycle projects, such as: striping and signing Class II bikeways (bike lanes); improving Class III bikeways (bike routes) by widening curb lanes and installing shared lane bicycle pavement symbols (“sharrows”), especially on roadways with heavy traffic volumes and narrow lanes; bicycle parking (bike racks & lockers); and implementing a bicycle sharing program.

Action: Discussion & Resolution
Sponsor: Bert Hill

10. MTA CMA Block Grant Request – Review staff recommendations for application to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Regional Bicycle Program. Up to $1.3M in federal money is available for SF projects on the regional bikeway network, The MTA is interested in public comments as to the preferred bike sharing project. The SFCTA memorandum outlining the requirements is attached.
Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Ariella Hyman and Bert Hill

11. Adjournment


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