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April 28, 2011

Bicycle Advisory Committee - April 28, 2011


Regular Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 2011

6:30 p.m.
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408


  1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum

  2. Announcements & Acknowledgments

  3. Approve Minutes - February 24, 2011 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 openings in Districts 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10
    • 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
    1. Golden Gate Park – Susan King, District 5
    2. Bicycle Report Card Task Force – No Report
    3. BART Task Force - Mariana Parreiras
    4. 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. TDA Grand Application
    The MTA has applied for $355,000 from the MTC in Transportation Development Act (TDA), Article 3 California Department of Transportation allocation funds for planning, engineering, construction, maintenance, and project management of bicycle facility projects in San Francisco. Included in the request is $30,000 in supplemental funding for education and safety programs.
    Action: Resolution

    Sponsor: Jeffrey Banks - MTA Request

  10. State of Cycling Report
    The MTA has requested feedback on the draft report prior to finalization and publication in time for Bike to Work Day on May 12, 2011. Copies will be available to the public at the meeting.
    Action:  Discussion and Feedback.
    Sponsor: Jeffrey Banks - MTA Request

  11. Continuing Status Review on Spot Project Requests
    The lifting of the Bike Plan injunction has already resulted in a large expansion of bicycle treatments throughout the City. While overall they are working as expected, we have been notified of some necessary spot projects that would clarify and improve use of the routes at little cost:
    1. 'Bikes allowed full use of lane' on Market St near Buchanan
    2. Signage on the ‘Schrader Valve notifying motorists on Schrader with a more conspicuous sign than presently; and notifying westbound cyclists with path cross-hatching and signage to route cyclists to the crossing at Schrader. We still observe a lot of cyclists riding into Stanyan Westbound directly from the Panhandle, many with bike rental bags on the front.
    3. Stockton Contra-Lane Study – Presently cyclists trying to reach the Stockton Tunnel from the South and West have no efficient way to legally ride to the Tunnel. A one block contra-lane from Post to Stockton would allow cyclists to ride up Powell to Post and ride the one block to the Tunnel.
    4. Improved Signage at for Cesar Chavez Bike Lane at 101 – Cyclists riding on Bayshore Northbound and CC Southbound are often confused about entering and tracking the pathway. Supervisor Cohen recently commented on attempting to ride the Chavez ‘Hairball’.
    5. Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound.

    Action:  MTA to report progress
    Sponsor: Bert Hill and Susan King

  12. Status of Bike Sharing in San Francisco Bay Area
    New information regarding status of RFP and updated planning for the Bike Sharing Project. MTA has made changes to organization structure to better accommodate changes in managing bike parking and sharing.
    Action:  Discussion
    Sponsor: Heath Maddox - MTA Request

  13. Review and Actions on Civil Grand Jury Conclusions
    As the coordinating agency, the BAC has responsibility to monitor progress on the findings of the Civil Grand Jury, “Sharing the Roadway, From Confrontation to Conversation.” In November, the Office of the Mayor signed concurrence with the Board of Supervisors changes to the Grand Jury findings. The document requires conforming of changes into a unitary revision, allowing for the BAC to develop a proposed plan for completing actions on the findings.
    Action: Approval of draft document
    Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair

  14. Adjournment

Room 408 of City Hall is wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.?

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