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Bicycle Advisory Committee - July 28, 2014 - Meeting Agenda

Bicycle Advisory Committee - July 28, 2014


Monday July 28, 2014

6:30 p.m.

City Hall, Room 408

Regular Meeting




1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum


2. Announcements & Acknowledgments –


3. Approve Minutes - June 23, 2014 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. Committee Member Reports (Information)

- Chairman's Report – AB 1193 Status; Geezer Deliverance Tour Observations; Ongoing HOV

Lane Discussion

- Committee Member Reports


6. Governmental Reports

a. MTA Bicycle Program Report – Ben Jose

b. BART Task Force – Dr. Shirley Johnson: No report

c. Report on PSAC Joint Initiatives – Morgan Fitzgibbons; No report

d. SFPD Report on Safety and Security Issues – No Report


7. General Obligation Bond Presentation – The November election initiatives will include a request for approval of a $500 million bond to support expanded transportation infrastructure, including ‘Complete Streets’ projects of over $50 million.

Action: Presentation by Alicia John-Baptiste, Chief of Staff, MTA


Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7

8. Modification of Bicycle Treatments on Bosworth – Bike Route 55 Westbound is a major connection from BART via the Glen Park Station to residents of the West of Twin Peaks neighborhoods. Bosworth is nearly level at Diamond St. but a hill between Chilton and O’Shaughnessy, as well as a gradual S-Turn obscures bicyclists while are traveling slowly. Modifications could make this area much safer for bicyclists.

Action: Resolution Recommending Treatment Changes to this section of Bosworth

Sponsor: Bert Hill, District 7


9. Articulation of Bicycle Strategy – During the Capital Budget Review Period, the BAC reviewed funding priorities for a number of bicycle facilities in very general terms. Furthermore, the priorities seemed to change up to the time there was a call for endorsement. The BAC wishes to improve on this process through improved articulation of the goals and priorities, and capital priorities to accomplish these goals. Conveying a better understanding of Scope would also be desirable.

Action: Letter to CTA to convey BAC Expectations. Assignment of Subcommittee to draft letter

Sponsor: Subcommittee (TBA), Chair


10. Intersections of Concern - The new SFMTA Spot Improvement workshop has been a great success but has not addressed all problem areas in the city. Committee members can present problem areas for review.


11. Election of 2014 BAC Officers


12. Adjournment



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