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December 9, 2010

Bicycle Advisory Committee - December 9, 2010


Regular Meeting

Thursday, December 9, 2010

6:30 p.m.

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




1.    Roll Call

2.    Announcements & Acknowledgments


3.    Approve Minutes  - September 23, 2010 Meeting

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


5.    Chairman's Report(Information)
- Committee Member Business –
Continued openingsin Districts 4, 6 & 8
Monthly Activities

6.    Committee Member Reports (Information)


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


8.    Task Force Reports

a.    Golden Gate Park – SusanKing, District 5

b.   Bicycle Report Card Task Force – No Report

c.    BART Task Force - MarianaParreiras (on-month – report)

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

9.    Status Review on Spot Project Requests – The lifting of the Bike Plan injunction hasalready resulted in a large expansion of bicycle treatments throughout theCity.  While overall they areworking as expected, we have been notified of some necessary spot projects thatwould clarify and improve use of the routes at little cost:

a.    'Bikes allowed full use of lane' on Market St nearBuchanan

b.   Signage on the ‘Schrader Valve notifying motorists onSchrader with a more conspicuous sign than presently; notifying westboundcyclists with path cross-hatching and signage to route cyclists to the crossingat Schrader.


c.    Stockton Contra-Lane Study – Presently cyclists trying toreach the Stockton Tunnel from the South and West have no efficient way tolegally ride to the Tunnel.  A oneblock contra-lane from Post to Stockton would allow cyclists to ride up Powellto Post and ride the one block to the two way Tunnel.


d.   New Item - Improved Signage at for Cesar Chavez Bike Laneat 101 – Cyclists riding on Bayshore Northbound and CC Southbound are oftenconfused about entering and tracking the pathway.


e.    New Item – Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guidingbicyclists to the 17th and Corbett route, instead of Market Streetto Portola.
Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Bert Hill and Susan King

10. Paratransit on Market Street – While the Market Street bike lane improvements have clearly resultedin increased ridership, there are indications the lanes have placed a burden onthe disabled  paratransitriders.  The MTA will outline theissue and possible mitigations.
Action: Resolution
Sponsor: Heath Maddox - MTA Request

11. Adjournment



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