Sunday, April 7, 2019

PSAC Agenda April 9, 2019

City Hall, Room 400, 6PM

1) Call to Order
2) Roll Call
3) Approve Agenda
4) Approve Minutes from March
5) General Public Comment
6) SF Police Department Report-Sgt. Embody
7) Vision Zero Legislation and Funding-Erica Maybaum
8) North Beach Pedestrian Scramble and Resolution-David Becker
9) Post/Larkin Increased Safety Measures and Resolution-Gabrielle Haug
10) Improving Safety on California Street Resolution-Winston Parsons and Cyndi Bakir
11) SFMTA Report- Michael Jacobson
12) Chairs Report
13) Members Report
14) Future Agenda Items
15) Adjournment

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Resolution in support of the District 7 Participatory Budget proposal to improve the
Havelock Pedestrian Bridge.

WHEREAS, the Havelock Street Pedestrian Bridge (HSPB) over I-280 provides a route between the Balboa Park area and the City College of San Francisco (CCSF).

WHEREAS, the HSPB is well-used while CCSF is in session. It is also used by Mission Terrace residents accessing CCSF, Ocean Avenue and Sunnyside businesses, and by Sunnyside residents headed to Balboa Park for its fields, pool, dog park, and children’s playground, and the Balboa Park BART station.

WHEREAS, there is no sidewalk at the HSPB’s west exit, and no crosswalk to get to the sidewalk on the other sid of the street. Bridge users cross Havelock in the middle of the block, around the blind corner of Circular and Havelock Avenues.

WHEREAS, HSPB traffic and Havelock Street car traffic (mainly drivers headed to the CCSF parking lots on the east side of campus) are heaviest at the same time -- when people are rushing to class. Lack of a crosswalk and the blind corner create a very dangerous situation for the pedestrians and cyclists as they exit the bridge.

WHEREAS, poor lighting makes this bridge unusable after dark.

WHEREAS, HSBP is in poor condition, and its neglect makes pedestrians feel unsafe.

WHEREAS, there will be a need for CCSF to be more accessible via alternate modes of transportation when parking is removed for the future Balboa Reservoir Development (BRD).

WHEREAS, the main route between BART and CCSF, Ocean Avenue, has been identified as a high-injury corridor.

WHEREAS, safety and beautification improvements would make the HSPB a more viable alternative transit route between Balboa Park BART and the CCSF / Sunnyside / BRD areas and allow cyclists and pedestrians to avoid the high-injury corridor of Ocean Avenue.

WHEREAS, these proposals have been endorsed by neighborhood groups on both sides of the bridge (New Mission Terrace Improvement Association, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, and the Friends of Monterey Boulevard) as well as the Balboa Reservoir Developers Avalon + Bridge Housing, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Walk San Francisco, and St. Finn Barr School.

WHEREAS, the office of Supervisor Yee has informed us that the proposed crosswalk at the west end of the bridge should be implemented outside of the Participatory Budgeting process.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee endorses the planned crosswalk on the west end of the Havelock Street Pedestrian Bridge, LED bridge lighting, and the proposal for bridge Beautification that is on the 2019 District 7 Participatory Budgeting Ballot.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January 8, 2019 Agenda

PSAC Agenda
December 11, 2018
City Hall, Room 400, 6PM

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approve Agenda
  4. Approve September and November Minutes
  5. General Public Comment
  6. SF Police Department Reporta. Sgt. Embody
  7. PSAC Bylawsa. Meredith Osborn
  8. World Day of Remembrance
  9. PSAC Bylaws
    a. Kevin
  10. SFMTA Reporta. Victoria Chong
  11. Members Reports
  12. Chairs Report
  13. Future Agenda Items
  14. Adjournment

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Draft Minutes September 11, 2018

Draft Minutes September 11, 2018

Meeting started at 6:00 PM.

Present: Howard Bloomberg, Walk Advocate; Becky Hogue, Senior and Disability Org; Kevin Stull, D-9; Bettina Cohen, D-6; Meridith Osborn, D-5; Evy Posamentier, D-8; Howard Strassner, Transit or Environmental Advocate; Thomas Rogers, D-10; and John Winston, SFUSD. Excused: Martin Fein, D-4 and Andrew Jacobs, D-2. Absent: Jacquie Chavez, D-11. There are currently 12 appointed members. Vacant Seats: D-1,3,7, Bicycle Org and Senior Org. Staff: Victoria Chong left early due to illness.

1. Comment Public: Catherine Orland, BAC: BAC passed a resolution to create two shopping zones on Valencia, as a pilot project, to eliminate through traffic. PSAC Comments: Concerned with blue and yellow parking zones. A sketch will make the proposal easier to follow.

2. SFPD Report: Sgt. Embody: A) On 9/7 83 year old man was injured while crossing outside cross walk. B) On 8/8 58 old was injured by hit and run and died six days later. C) On 8/31 14 year old injured while crossing in cross walk.

D) On 8/14 bicyclist crossing on red was hit by drunk driver. E) Bus driver in out of control bus on Lombard probably had a medical condition.

3. SFPD Traffic Company Staffing: Luke Martin, Capitan: Total staff is at all time low of 43 spread over two shifts and seven days. In addition to traffic enforcement they also are called to escort dignitaries and for funerals. Current first priority for police service is homeless. Second priority is for foot patrols. All SFPD officers are supposed to enforce traffic violations Bob Planthold: Pedestrian Safety advocate for 41 years: In 1990s the company had 109 staff. Last police training class was five years ago. Red light citations are decreasing and one traffic court is closing due to lack of citations. There is too much plea bargaining to eliminate points which could cause loss of a driving license and 80 to 90% of citations are contested requiring police presence. The first step toward more police classes is to find out the cost of a class. Yellow cross walks are slippery and little can be done except being very careful. Red light cameras have not helped enforcement and red light cameras are being shut down. PSAC: Who is responsible for red light cameras? Would different paint be useful?

4. Minutes: Approved August minutes with spelling corrections.

5. Muni Forward: Steve Boland: Presented on Third Street. SFMTA: PSAC Comments: What are the stop spacing standards? There are problems with double right turn lanes. There is a need for a bike lane on the left side of 3rd street connecting Howard and Folsom. We need more day lighting for curbs. Was fire truck access considered on 3rd St? There seems to be an overlap on the work on 2nd and 4th streets. Cars turning right on red lights are dangerous for pedestrians.

6. PSAC Bylaws: Meridith: Cleaned up old bylaws. Tabled due to lack of quorum.

7. Chair’s Report: Becky: Will miss next month for an operation. Vice-chair Kevin will chair the October meeting.

8. Future Items: New: Annual Report, Becky; Scooters, Stuart; Upper Market; Vision Zero; Muni Equity and Public Health. Along with name of responsible member: Older: A) Issues from BAC, Howard S; B) Speed Cameras. C) Chinatown, Stuart; D) Uber and Chariot; E) Road rage, Evy

9. Adjournment: 7:30. Next scheduled regular meeting is Tuesday, October 9, Room 400 at 6:00. Howard S and Kevin took notes.

Agenda November 13, 2018

City Hall, Room 400
6 PM

1)Call to Order

2)Roll Call

3)Approve Agenda

4)Approve September Minutes

5)General Public Comment

6)SF Police Department Report
a)Sgt. Embody

7)Sloat Boulevard
a)Howard Strassner

8)PSAC Bylaws
a)Meredith Osborn

9)Valencia Shopping Zone
a)Catherine Orland

10)Congestion and Pedestrian Safety
a)Bettina Cohen

11)SFMTA Report
a)Victoria Chong

12)Members Reports

13)Chairs Report

14)Future Membership Meetings


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Agenda July 10, 2018

City Hall, Room 400, 6PM

1) Call to Order

2) Roll Call

3) Approve Agenda

4) Approve June Minutes

5) General Public Comment

6) SF Police Department Report
Sgt. Embody

7) Lower Great Highway Project
Nick Smith

8) Scooter-Sharing Updates 
Jason Hyde

9) SFMTA Reports 
Victoria Chong

10) PSAC ByLaws
Meredith Osborn

11) Members Reports

12) Chairs Report

13) Future Membership Meetings

14) Adjournment

Draft Minutes, June 12, 2018

Meeting started at 6:05 PM.

Present: Howard Bloomberg,Walk Advocate; Jacquie Chavez, D-11; Becky Hogue, Senior and Disability Org; Kevin Stull, D-9; Bettina Cohen, D-6; Martin Fein, D-4; Andrew Jacobs, D-2; Meredith Osborn, D-5; Howard Strassner, Transit or Environmental Advocate; Thomas Rogers, D-10; Stuart Watts, D-3 and Jon Winston, SFUSD. Excused: Absent: Evy Posenentico, D-8. There are currently 13 appointed members. Staff: Victoria Chong.


1. SFPD Report: Sgt. Embody: A) No new incidents and no new information on recent past incidents.

2. Geary Rapid Project: Liz Brisson, SFMTA presented: This is the first part, from Market to Arguello. Geary has an average of 26 injury collisions per year and bus and pedestrian bulbs plus medians and longer crossing times should help. Buses will run along the curb in a mostly bus lane and this plus transit signal priority will improve speed and reliability. The Buchanan pedestrian bridge will remain as a neighborhood icon. The Steiner bridge will be removed because 80% of those crossing use the surface. The Geary bus route from Arguello westward will be more costly, center running and work will start later. The transition from center to side running will have a transit “jump” signal stopping all other traffic. Future Muni will be all electric. PSAC Comments: 

A) Countdown signal lights seem to be fading and should be checked. 

B) The north side of Geary at Masonic needs a median to provide safety for very slow walkers, as discussed in a PSAC Resolution. The south side includes a median as part of the Masonic project. C) Additional injuries show up at the hospital a few days after the collision.

3. SFMTA Report: Victoria Chong: 

A) Answered PSAC questions from our April meeting via an email. B) Work on Masonic is nearly complete. C) Safer Taylor has a scheduled outreach meeting.

4. Para Transit: Johnson Cheng, SFMTA, presented: A slide show describing: ADA mandate, Scope, Fares, Reservations, Service and Training. The slide show will be submitted via email.

5. Side Walk Parking Enforcement Resolution: Jon: presented: Discussed limited enforcement and described some additions to the resolution as published. PSAC voted unanimously to support.

6. Members Reports: 

A) Howard S: Our resolution on Stockton Street bus lane and wider sidewalks was not supported by the Bicycle Coalition, Walk SF or the Sierra Club. It seems that the Chinatown neighborhood defines Transit First for themselves. 

B) Jacquie: Walk to School week will add Car Pool and Transit week.

C) Meredith: District five is working to make the signage for Ninth, Seventh and Fifth, and approaches to Golden Gate Park safer for pedestrians.

7. Bylaws Update: Our revised Ordinance should have revised bylaws. Meredith will produce a draft update of the bylaws.

8. Chair’s Report: Becky: Needs some input, from PSAC members for future meetings. Martin offered to help for July.

9. Future Items: New: Annual Report, Becky; Scooters, Stuart; Upper Market; Vision Zero; Muni Equity and Public Health. Along with name of responsible member: Older: 

A) Issues from BAC, Howard S

B) Speed Cameras. 

C) Chinatown, Stuart

D) Uber and Chariot; 

E) Road rage, Evy

10. Adjournment: 7:35. Next scheduled regular meeting is Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Room 400 at 6:00. Howard S. took notes.