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May 26, 2011

Bicycle Advisory Committee - May 26, 2011


Regular Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 2011
6:30 p.m.
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408



  1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum

  2. Announcements & Acknowledgments – Addition of Edward Nicolson, D4 to BAC

  1. Approve Minutes - April 28, 2010 Meeting

  2. 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.

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

  2. Committee Member Reports (Information)

  1. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for May 2010 (

  1. Task Force Reports

    1. Bicycle Report Card Task Force – No Report

    2. BART Task Force – No Report

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

  2. 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: Discussion and Feedback.
    Sponsor: Jeffrey Banks - MTA Request

  3. 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.

    6. Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster

    7. Sharrows on Geneva between Moscow and Brookdale

    8. Add a bike signal on Market at the 12th Street intersection

    9. Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue
      Action: MTA to report progress
      Sponsor: Bert Hill and Susan King

  4. Portola Bike Project – Review proposed changes to Portola between Twin Peaks Blvd. and Burnett
    Action: Discussion
    Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

  5. Phelan Avenue Bicycle Project – Review proposed changes to Phelan Avenue for review by MTA Board.
    Action: Discussion

    Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

  6. 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: Discussion

    Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

  7. 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

  8. Adjournment

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