January 26, 2012
BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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 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 – Sloat Boulevard, Portola at Fowler
6. Committee Member Reports (Information)
7. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for January 2012 ( http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cbike/3170.html ).
8. Task Force Reports
a. BART Task Force – Mariana Parreiras
9. MTA Planning for the Next Bike Plan – Request for information on MTA planning for the next Bike Plan schedule.
Sponsor: RayRay Ebora
10. Fell-Oak Project Review – Presentation.
Sponsor: Luis Montoya, MTA Livable Streets
11. Ocean Ave between Geneva and Howth Design Review – Presentation.
Sponsor: Philip Louie, MTA Livable Streets
12. MTA Capital Improvement Plan – The MTA finance group will address the first iteration.
Sponsor: Eileen Ross, MTA
13. Bicycle Ambassador Proposal – SFBC has a plan for providing trained volunteers to assist bicyclists in better utilization of bicycle resources in the city. This includes counseling on the law and best safety practices. Proposal from Robin Brasso, PSAC
Sponsor: Andy Thornely, SFBC
14. Bicycle Improvements on Highway 35 – Now that Caltrans and the City have improved Sloat between 20th Ave. and Everglade, we should begin promoting similar traffic calming and other safety improvements between Everglade and the Fort Funston Road.
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Representative of District 4, Caltrans BAC
15. 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 2010, 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: Discussion on progress with resolution actions
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair
16. 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. – To be addressed with the JFK project in January
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. Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound. – 11/11
e. Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster – Pending BAC volunteer meetings with merchants
f. Sharrows on Geneva between Moscow and Brookdale – Pending Work Order 11/11
g. Add a bike signal on Market at the 12th Street intersection – Addressed as Resolution (above)
h. Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue – 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 – Sharrows should be considered in terms primarily for safety, given that they were not designed as signage for bike routes. Request reconsideration.
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. Nominations for 2012 Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Vice-Secretary, and Review of By-laws
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