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Bicycle Advisory Committee - June 23, 2014 - Meeting Agenda

Bicycle Advisory Committee - June 23, 2014


Monday June 23, 2014

6:30 p.m.

City Hall, Room 408

 Regular Meeting



1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum


2. Announcements & Acknowledgments


3. Approve Minutes  - May 28, 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 - the Chair was in a collision on May 31 on Bosworth while documenting the area for inclusion in the Spot Project list.

- Committee Member Reports


6. Government and Community Reports

- MTA Bicycle Program Report – Ben Jose

  • Bike locker allocations to high theft areas near MUNI hubs, esp. West side
  • AB371 – Mitigations to improve safety in anticipation of 3-foot law
  • Change in policy regarding sharrow placement for safety and wayfinding
  • Spot Project process and policy

-BART Task Force – Dr. Shirley Johnson

-Report on PSAC Joint Initiatives – Morgan Fitzgibbons

-SFPD Report on Safety and Security Issues – Officer Matthew Friedman, Park Station


7. Full Funding of Vision Zero – Despite SFMTA adopting Vision Zero as policy, Vision Zero projects do not have the full funding necessary for timely implementation. Vision Zero is relevant to both pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Action: Discussion & Approval of a Joint Resolution with the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee

Sponsor: Kevin Dole and Morgan Fitzgibbons, Districts 1&5, respectively.


8. Formation of a Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Department of Public Works –  At it's May 2014 meeting the Committee reviewed a resolution passed by the Richmond District Democratic Club calling for the creation of a CAC for DPW.  The item was tabled pending clarification from the Richmond Democratic Club.

Action: Resolution in Support of Creation of DPW CAC

Sponsor: Kevin Dole, District 1


9. Intersections of Concern  (Discussion Item)

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

  • Fulton (Baker & Lyon) - Fitzgibbons
  • 41st Ave & Noriega - Nicholson
  • Schrader Valve - Tilles
  • North Point - Tilles


10. Adjournment




Room 408 of City Hall is wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

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