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October 27, 2011

Bicycle Advisory Committee - October 27, 2011


Regular Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 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 - July 28 & August 25 Meetings

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 1, 5, 6, 8, and 10
- Monthly Activities – Waller St. Practice Area Status, Eastern Portola Bike Lanes

6. Committee Member Reports (Information)

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

8. Task Force Reports
a. BART Task Force
– Mariana Parreiras
b. 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. Community Court for Violations Related to Bicycles – The SF Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee Task Force Enforcement Subcommittee has been working with the SFPD on a citation diversion program, sponsored through the MTA that has evolved to include violators who threaten safety for pedestrians and users of bicycles.
Action: Presentation and Comments
Sponsor: Dustin White, MTA

10. Letters with Recommendation on Projects – The MTA is requesting endorsement of a grant application for funding to implement improvements to assist bicyclists with two-stage left turns at Church/Duboce, 8th/Market, and 9th/Market.
Action: Resolution
Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

11. Bicycle Improvements on Highway 35 – The City and State are considering improvements in California State Highway 35, Sloat Boulevard and Skyline Boulevard to John Muir Drive.
Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

12. 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 revised draft document, with footnotes
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair

13. 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
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. – To be addressed with the JFK project
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
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’. – 4/12
. Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound. – 11/11
Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster – Pending BAC volunteer meetings with merchants
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
Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue – In Review due 9/11
j. Improved Bike Network signage for transition to Corbett from Market and Castro. – Response expected by 9/11
Review St. Francis Circle for signage and stencils to clarify cyclist route – Response by 11/11
3rd Street Sharrows
m. Accommodation of vehicle parking in a proposed bike lane on Post between Steiner and Webster during church and funeral services.
Action: MTA to report progress
Sponsor: Bicycle Advisory Committee Members

2. Adjournment

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