February 24, 2011
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
1. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum
2. Announcements & Acknowledgments
3. Approve Minutes - December 9, 2010 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 4, 6 & 8;
status of remaining.
- Monthly Activities
6. Committee Member Reports (Information)
7. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA
Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for June 2010 (http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cbike/3170.html).
of BAC Officers for 2011
Gate Park – Susan King, District
Report Card Task Force – No Report
Force - Mariana Parreiras (on-month – report)
Working Group – Proposal for PSAC, SFBC, BAC, WalkSF, SAN, MDC, SFPD, DPH
development of joint resolution: Cooperative
Use of Streets and Sidewalks.
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:
'Bikes allowed full use of lane' on Market St near
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.
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 would allow cyclists to ride up Powell
to Post and ride the one block to the Tunnel.
d. New Item - 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
New Item –
Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett
route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound.
MTA to report progress
Bert Hill and Susan King
on Paratransit/Taxis with Regard to Isolated Facilities – While the Market Street bike lane
improvements have clearly resulted in increased ridership, there are
indications the lanes have placed a burden on the disabled paratransit riders. The MTA will outline the issue and possible
Heath Maddox - MTA Request
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, 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
Approval of draft document
Bert Hill, Chair
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