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February 24, 2011

Bicycle Advisory Committee - February 24, 2011


Regular Meeting


Thursday,February 24, 2011


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


1.      Roll Call – Determination of Quorum

2.      Announcements & Acknowledgments


3.      Approve Minutes  - December 9, 2010 Meeting

4.      Public Comment: (Discussion Item)
The public may address the Committee on any matter within the jurisdiction ofthe Committee.
  This should notrelate to any item on this agenda since the Committee will take public commentafter it discusses and/or before voting on each agenda item.  The Committee requests that each person limithim/herself to three minutes.


5.      Chairman's Report (Information)
- Committee Member Business –
Continued openings in Districts 4, 6 & 8;status of remaining.
- Monthly Activities

6.      Committee Member Reports (Information)


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


8.      Electionof BAC Officers for 2011


9.      TaskForce Reports

a.     GoldenGate ParkSusan King, District5

b.     BicycleReport Card Task Force – No Report

c.      BART TaskForce - Mariana Parreiras (on-month – report)

d.     Shared ModeWorking Group – Proposal for PSAC, SFBC, BAC, WalkSF, SAN, MDC, SFPD, DPHdevelopment of joint resolution: CooperativeUse of Streets and Sidewalks.

10.  ContinuingStatus Review on Spot Project Requests – The lifting of the Bike Plan injunction has already resulted in alarge 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 andimprove 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 motoristson Schrader with a more conspicuous sign than presently; and notifying westboundcyclists with path cross-hatching and signage to route cyclists to the crossingat Schrader. We still observe a lot of cyclists riding into Stanyan Westbounddirectly from the Panhandle, many with bike rental bags on the front.

c.      Stockton Contra-Lane Study – Presently cycliststrying to reach the Stockton Tunnel from the South and West have no efficientway to legally 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 Tunnel.


d.      New Item - Improved Signage at for CesarChavez Bike Lane at 101 – Cyclists riding on Bayshore Northbound and CCSouthbound are often confused about entering and tracking the pathway.Supervisor Cohen recently commented on attempting to ride the Chavez‘Hairball’.

e.      New Item –Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbettroute, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound.
Action:MTA to report progress
Sponsor:Bert Hill and Susan King

11.  Statuson Paratransit/Taxis with Regard to Isolated Facilities – While the Market Street bike laneimprovements have clearly resulted in increased ridership, there areindications the lanes have placed a burden on the disabled  paratransit riders.  The MTA will outline the issue and possiblemitigations.
Sponsor:Heath Maddox - MTA Request

12.  Reviewand Actions on Civil Grand Jury Conclusions – As the coordinating agency, the BAC has responsibility to monitorprogress on the findings of the Civil Grand Jury, “Sharing the Roadway, FromConfrontation to Conversation.” In November, the Office of the Mayor signedconcurrence with the Board of Supervisors changes to the Grand Jury findings.The document requires conforming of changes into a unitary revision, allowingfor the BAC to develop a proposed plan for completing actions on the findings
Action:Approval of draft document
Sponsor:Bert Hill, Chair

13.  Adjournment



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