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June 27, 2013

Bicycle Advisory Committee - June 27, 2013


Thursday June 27, 2013
6:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 408
 Regular Meeting

1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum

2. Announcements & Acknowledgments

3. Approve Minutes - May 23 BAC Meeting

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 9 & 10

6. Committee Member Reports (Information)

7. Governmental Reports
a. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC
b. BART Task Force – Dr. Shirley Johnson

8. 2012-2013 Civil Grand Jury Report, “Are the Wheels Moving Forward? A Follow-Up to the 2009-
2010 Civil Grand Jury Report: Sharing the Roadway – From Confrontation to Conversation” – The
BAC is tasked with participation in reporting on progress in meeting the Findings and
Recommendations from the 2009-10 Civil Grand Jury, by addressing the Recommendations of the
2012-13 Civil Grand Jury. The BAC requests a hearing with representatives from the MTA and
SFPD on the development and implementation of an Enforcement Safety Campaign congruent with
the still unfulfilled recommendations approved by the Office of the Mayor, Board of Supervisors,
and Superior Court in 2011.
Action: Presentation by MTA & SFPD representatives
Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

9. Establishment of Seated PSAC Representative on BAC Committee – In May, the Pedestrian
Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) proposed a mutual establishment of a representative from the
BAC to be seated as a non-voting member of PSAC, and reciprocally, a PSAC representative to
attend BAC meetings as a non-voting member. The purpose being two-fold, 1) Consideration of
pedestrian safety in BAC considerations, and 2) Establishment of joint resolutions and endorsements
on issues affecting non-motorized users of public roads and sidewalks.
Action: Discussion and Motion for Seating
Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7 and Howard Strassner, District 7 PSAC

10. Nomination of Officers for 2013-14 - Pursuant to the May consensus agreement on election of
officers, the BAC will offer a Motion for Nominations of Chair and Vice Chair, open discussion on determination of Secretary responsibility followed by conforming nominations; and nomination for
Parliamentarian, ensuring enforcement of protocol during the meeting.
Action: Motion for Nominations preceding July Election
Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

11. Polk Street Complete Street Project – Review of MTA Proposals
Action: Nomination of Endorsement
Sponsor: Marc Brandt

12. 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 bicyclists with a more conspicuous sign, notifying
westbound cyclists with path cross-hatching and signage to route cyclists to the crossing at
Schrader. Cyclists are still riding into Stanyan Westbound from the Panhandle, many with bike
rental bags on the front. – MTA Complete [Didn’t appear to be sufficient change]
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. – Request to make the sign more visible
e. Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster – Request for agenda item with
Mayor’s Bicycle Working Group

f. Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue –Work Order. 5/12
g. 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.

h. Duboce and Market St. – Eastbound Cyclists use Crosswalk – Under Consideration with
Wiggle treatments.

i. Impact of proposed CPMC development on Van Ness and Geary on bike projects in adjacent
j. Follow-up on 17th and Harrison Bike Box
k. Innovative Treatment, addition of hash marks on substandard bike lane (12ft.) expansion to
universal treatment.
l. Review street treatments at Bosworth and Lyell, leading to San Jose St. ramp.
m. Hairball – Change Cycle signal timing or actuation on Potrero Ave & Cesar Chavez
n. Duboce – Wayfinding guiding bicyclists between Market St. and the Wiggle.
o. Market at Castro Eastbound – Request prominent arrows and signage indicating lane narrowing
between Eureka and Diamond Streets. Motorist sometimes fail to allow merging of bicyclists at
high speeds approaching legacy rail tunnel barrier. (Hill)
p. Embarcadero & Northpoint (Tilles)
q. ‘Daylighting’ of intersections on the Wiggle (Fitzgibbons)
r. Sanchez & Market (Dole)

13. Adjournment


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- (update from SFMTA about this? Last meeting Andy just mentioned SFBC "monitoring" it but it's a pretty big project that requires scrutiny)

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