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July 28, 2011

Bicycle Advisory Committee - July 28, 2011


Regular Meeting

Thursday, JULY 28, 2011
6:30 p.m.
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408


  1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum

  2. BART Bicycle Plan - (Niko Letunic requested an early presentation to avoid a time conflict with another presentation). Mr. Letunic will give a brief overview of the BART Bicycle Plan. With the help of aerial maps, he will ask for committee members’ feedback on how to improve bicycle access to and at San Francisco BART stations, as well as committee member and the public’s views on how to improve bicycle access system-wide.
    Action: Presentation and Comments
    Sponsor: Dustin White, MTA

  3. Prop. K 5 Year YPP Support - Request for Resolution Supporting SFMTA’s Amendment to EP39 Prop K 5-Year Prioritization Program
    Action: Approval of Resolution
    Sponsor: Eileen Ross, MTA

  4. Update on Bicycle Sharing Plan - The MTA is considering changes in rack design and distribution.
    Action: Presentation and Comments
    Sponsor: Heath Maddox, MTA

  5. Connecting the City - SF Bicycle coalition presentation on their Connecting the City initiative which proposes out a network of continuous crosstown bikeways, comfortable and inviting for people of all ages, from 8 years old to 80
    Action: Presentation and Comments
    Sponsor: Kit Hodges, SFBC

  6. Announcements & Acknowledgments

  7. Approve Minutes - May 26 and June 23, 2010 Meetings

  8. 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.

  9. Chairman's Report (Information)
    • Committee Member Business - Continued openings in Districts 5, 6, 8, and 10
    • Monthly Activities

  10. Committee Member Reports (Information)

  11. MTA Bicycle Program Report - See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for June 2010

  12. Task Force Reports

    a. Bicycle Report Card Task Force - No Report

    b. BART Task Force - Mariana Parrearis

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

  13. State of Cycling Report - The MTA has requested feedback on the draft report prior to finalization and publication, delayed at the request of the SFBC and BAC. Copies will be available to the public at the meeting.
    Action: Letter of Response with Recommended Changes
    Sponsor: Jeffrey Banks - MTA Request

  14. 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:

    a. 'Bikes allowed full use of lane' on Market St near Buchanan - 2-Year Timeline

    b. 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. - 9/11

    c. 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 suggested. - To be addressed in subway project planning

    d. 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’. - In Review

    e. Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound. - 9/11

    f. Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster - Pending new merchant survey

    g. Sharrows on Geneva between Moscow and Brookdale - Pending Work Order 9/11

    h. Add a bike signal on Market at the 12th Street intersection - In Review due 9/11

    i. Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue - Sign In Review

    j. Additional Sharrows on Market Street downtown

    k. Review St. Francis Circle for signage and stencils to clarify cyclist route.
    Action: MTA to report progress
    Sponsor: Bert Hill and Susan King

  15. Letters with Recommendation on Projects

    a. Portola Bike Project - Review proposed changes to Portola between Twin Peaks Blvd. and Burnett. Ed Nicholson and Bert Hill to report on field review; MTA & SFBC invited to join.

    b. Phelan Avenue Bicycle Project - Review proposed changes to Phelan Avenue for review by MTA Board. Casey Allen and Bert Hill to report on field review; MTA and SFBC invited to join.

  16. Highway 35 - Propose plan for transfer of California State Highway 35 to the City and County of San Francisco, Sloat Boulevard and Skyline Boulevard to John Muir Drive.
    Action: Bert Hill to add item to Mayor’s Working Group agenda for July.
    Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

  17. 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

  18. Adjournment

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