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February 23, 2012

Bicycle Advisory Committee - February 23, 2012

Regular Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2012
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 - December 8, 2011 & January 26, 2012 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, 8, and 10
- Monthly Activities -

6. Committee Member Reports (Information)

7. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for January 2012 (

8. Task Force Reports

a. BART Task Force – Mariana Parreiras

9. MTA Capital Improvement Plan – Provide feedback on spreadsheets provided in the January meeting

Action: Discussion & Prioritization
Sponsor: Eileen Ross, MTA

10. Fell-Oak Project Review – Further discussion following recent incidents. Captain Feeny of Park District Police Station would like to share observations on the Fell-Oak bikeways.

Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Captain Feeny, SFPD

11. Ocean Ave between Geneva and Howth Design Review – Presentation.

Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Philip Louie, MTA Livable Streets

12. BART Catchment Area Project Prioritization – The consulting firm of Eisen Letunic is performing a review of local bicycle projects within close proximity of BART stations in an effort to determine priority projects based on evaluation by BACs, agency bicycle coordinators, and the public. We will be posting nominated projects and discussing which are of the highest priority.
Action: Discussion & Consensus prioritization
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. 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. – Request to review Work Order
b. 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. – (LTP) To be addressed in subway project planning
c. 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’. – LTP
d. Polk Street Contra-Flow - LTP
e. Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound. – Request to review work order
f. Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster – Request for agenda item with Mayor’s Bicycle Working Group
g. Add a bike signal on Market at the 12th Street intersection – Review with Disability Groups
h. Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue – Status of Work Order
i. Review St. Francis Circle for signage and stencils to clarify cyclist route – Request addition of on-site review in light of Sloat treatments, which direct all cyclists to Junipero Serra, along with other dangers.
j. Duboce and Market St. – Eastbound Cyclists use Crosswalk – Under Consideration with Wiggle treatments.
k. 3rd Street Sharrows North of Cargo Way – To be dealt with as part of changed policy on use of sharrows on non-bike-network streets
l. Contraflow improvements to Lyell St. – Signage or 2-stage turn on Alemany St. Currently there is no legal way to access this route from Eastbound Alemany St. 2/12
Action: MTA to report progress
Sponsor: Bicycle Advisory Committee Members

m. Adjournment

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