Thursday, August 3, 2017

June 16 2017 minutes

Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
Draft Informal Minutes (No Quorum) June 16, 2017

Meeting started at 6:05 PM.

Present: Jacquie Chavez, D-11; Becky Hogue, Senior and Disability Org; Rick Johnson, D-7; Evy Posenentico, D-8; Thomas Rogers, D-10; Howard Strassner, Transit or Environmental Advocate; Stuart Watts, D-3 and John Winston, SFUSD. Excused: Absent: Howard Bloomberg, Walk Advocate; Kevin Clark, D-1; Dan Golub, D-2; Trevor McNeil, D-4; Kevin Stull, D-6 and Meredith Osborn, D-5. There are currently 14 appointed members. Staff:

Minutes:

1. SFPD Report: Sgt. Embody: A) No new collisions. B) Expect to press charges on last month’s Mission collision. Marijuana was involved. C) SFPD has experts on many drugs. CA has to develop marijuana standards. D) Utah lowered alcohol standard to 0.05.

2. Informal Discussion Items: A) D-6: Adding parking protected lanes and working on more lanes; New mid-block crossing near Bessie Carmichael School, with signs and bulbs; B) Uber and Lift: Fees, impact on Muni and congestion; C) SFPD may not be citing violations that are not “Focus on the Five” D) Ocean Ave: John Winston will meet with Association and Supervisor. E) Using Muni bus cameras to cite violators.

3. Columbus Ave Scramble: Stuart Presented: A) Proposed Resolution: (after the meeting it was determined that a scramble was not feasible because the length of diagonal for this five way intersection was too long.) B) There is an educational video for pedestrians to help limit their self endangerment.

4. Chair’s Report: Becky: A) Members should report on pedestrian items in their neighborhood. B) Many member terms end this month. C) We need a bike member on PSAC and Pedestrian person on BAC. D) Permanent SFMTA liaison may be available soon. E) Ellen not continuing

5. Future Items: Along with name of responsible member: For July by SFMTA Kearney Street For 5/17: Lombard Street. For 6/17 Safe Passage to School. Older: A) Issues from BAC, Howard S; B) Distracted walking, Becky and Speed Cameras. C) Annual Report; D) Chinatown, Stuart; E) Uber and Chariot; F) Mission Zero: G) Have MTA come to discuss lack of progress of Vision Zero; H) Road rage, Evy and I) Lower Stockton Street as a Mall, Howard S.



6. Adjourned 7:30. Next scheduled regular meeting is Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Room 400 at 6:00. Howard S. took notes.

August 8 Agenda


August 8, 2017
City Hall Room 400

1) Call to Order (2 minutes)

2) Roll Call Introduction (5 minutes)

3) Approve Agenda ( 5 minutes)

4) Approve Minutes ( 5 minutes)
Action Item 

5) General Public Comment ( 15 minutes)
6) Vision Zero Ramp Phase 1 (15 minutes)
Priyoti Ahmed.

7) Safe Passages (10 minutes)
Kevin Stull.

8) Senior Crossing
Pi Ra. (15 minutes)

9) Median Resolution. (Action Item)

10) Member Reports
Rick Johnson Evy Posamentier

11) Chairs Report

12) Future Items

13) Adjournment

Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 13 Agenda

June 13 Agenda
City Hall Room 400 6:00pm

1) Call to Order ( 2 minutes)
2) Roll Call/ New Seattle Numbers (5 minutes)
3) Approve Agenda (5 minutes) Action Item
4) Approve Minutes (5 minutes) Action Item
5) General Public Comment
6) SFPD Report (10 minutes ) Sgt Embody
7) Safe Passage (15 minutes) Kevin Stull
8) Vision Zero Update Noeiie Duong (Jane Kid's Aide)
9) MTA Report (10 minutes) Neal Patel
10) Resolution/ Letter of Endorsement Stuart Watts
11) Committee Member Liason (10 minutes)
12) Member Reports. (5 minutes)
13) President Report (7 minutes)
14) Future Items
15) Adjournment

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 9 2017 Meeting agenda


May 9, 2017, 6pm 
City Hall Room 400 


1) Call to Order. (2 minutes) 
2) Roll Call Introduction (5 minutes) 
3) Approve Agenda (5 minutes) 
4) Approve Minutes (5 minutes) Action Item 
5) General Public Comment (15 minutes) 
6) Police Department Report (10 minutes) – Sgt. Embody 
7) Lombard Street Study 20 minutes) Information – Andrew Heidel (SFCTA) 
8) District 1 NTIP (10 minutes), SFMTA 
9) MTA Report, Neal Patel 
10) Vision Zero (5 minutes) – Stuart Watts 
11) Member Reports (15 minutes) 
12) Chairs report (10 minutes) 
13) Future Items. (5 minutes) 
14) Adjournment 

Minutes March 14, 2017 Meeting



Minutes March 14, 2017 
Meeting started at 6:05 PM. 

Present: Howard Bloomberg, Walk Advocate; Jacquie Chavez, D-11; Kevin Clark, D-1; Becky Hogue, Senior and Disability Org; Evy Posenentico, D-8; Thomas Rogers, D-10; Howard Strassner, Transit or Environmental Advocate; Kevin Stull, D-6; Stuart Watts, D-3 and John Winston, SFUSD. Excused: Absent: Dan Golub, D-2; Meredith Osborn, D-5; Trevor McNeil, D-4 and Ellen Zhou, D-9. There are currently 14 appointed members. Staff: Neal Patel, SFMTA. 

Minutes: 
1. SFPD Report: Sgt. Embody: A) Collisions on private property, Cala on Mission, count against Vision Zero. The driver will be charged. This parking lot needs some safety improvements but it is not known if they can be required. B) Reviewed other recent collisions. 

2. SFMTA Report: Neal Patel: A) Working on the Embarcadero to improve safety and capacity of the shared walkway/bicycle track. B) Lanes on Seventh and Eighth Street are being removed to slow traffic and provide a bike lane. C) Planning is starting to make the residential Page Street, more comfortable for pedestrians and bicyclists as a ”neighbor way” including possible raised cross walks and reduced automobile traffic. D) Monterey will be getting two pedestrian flashing lights and an overall study will be starting. E) Seventeenth and Church tracks are a problem for bicyclists which fall into track space, leading to collisions. These tracks are essential to get vehicles to and from the barn even though they are not part of a Metro revenue line. Available flange fillers don’t work with light weight vehicles. PSAC: Monterey had another collision. Some pedestrians need more education on how to cross streets. Pedestrian was hit by hit and run driver at Market and Noe. JFK Drive needs painted cross walks at 41st and 43rd. Have to work with Park and Rec. Status of proposals to make Haight Street a mall with buses. Problem with Allemany intersections. Public Comment: SFMTA should work with volunteer painters to save money. 

3. Minutes: PSAC voted to approve January and February minutes. 

4. Ocean Avenue: John Presented: PSAC approved Funding Ocean Avenue Corridor Project with some minor typos to be corrected. 

5. Social Media: John Winston: Presented: A) PSAC site should work as well as BAC, Howard will work with Neal. B) John will work with Stuart to make our sites outside of the SFMTA work better. C) We can get rid of older sites by contacting the host. 

6. Vision Zero: Stuart: Long summary report on collisions: http://sfcontroller.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Auditing/FINAL%20Collision%20Analysis%203-10-17.pdf Some findings: Most collisions with senior males on Market. SFPD Commander: will do more enforcement.

7. Chair’s Report: Becky: A) Birthdays: John, Kevin S, and Jacquie. B) Thomas got engaged. C) Members should select an agency to be a liaison. D) Walk and roll to school in April. E) Walk to work April 6.

8. Future Items: Along with name of responsible member: For 4/17: Thank WalkSF Nicole Ferrara, Kevin S; Idaho stops, Howard S; Distracted walking, Becky and Speed Cameras. For 5/17: Lombard Street. Older: A) Annual Report; C) Chinatown, Stuart; D) Uber and Chariot; E) Mission Zero: F) High Risks on Allemany near farmers market, Ellen; G) Have MTA come to discuss lack of progress of Vision Zero; H) Road rage, Evy and I) Lower Stockton Street as a Mall, Howard S. 


9. Adjourned 7:30. Next scheduled regular meeting is Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Room 400 at 6:00. Howard S. was note taker. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From WalkSF:

MEDIA STATEMENT

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2017
CONTACT: Cathy DeLuca, Interim Executive Director, 415.610.8025,cathy@walksf.org

Two People Killed in Two Days,
Walking in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – In the last two days, two people were killed while walking on two of San Francisco’s most dangerous streets. While not all the information from the crash investigations is available, the San Francisco Police Department has reported that a 77-year-old woman was killed on Saturday night while crossing the street near Lake Merced. Early this morning, a second person was killed at the Market and Octavia Street freeway on-ramp.

This year, three of the five people who have been killed while walking in San Francisco were seniors. These statistics reflect the greater risk seniors face on the city’s streets. While seniors make up only 14% of the city’s population, they are victims in 60% of fatal traffic crashes.

Both of the recent crashes happened on high-injury corridors––the 12% of San Francisco streets where 70% of crashes happen—making these tragic events both predictable and preventable.

In addition to high-risk locations, another known high-risk factor in traffic violence is speed. If a person is hit by a car going 20 miles per hour, that person has a 90% chance of survival. However, if that same person is hit by a car going 40 miles per hour, their chance of surviving plummets to only 20%. For seniors, like the woman who lost her life near Lake Merced on Saturday, their chance of surviving a crash involving a car traveling at 40 mph is barely 8%!

We can improve the odds for everyone. The California State legislature is considering AB 342, the Safe Speeds Act of 2017, to enable San Francisco to pilot the use of safety cameras (also known as automated speed enforcement), a tool that has been proven to reduce speeding and save lives.

AB 342, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, is supported by a broad cross-section of groups: the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Senior and Disability Action, San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and many other community groups.

Last week, AB 342 was converted to a two-year bill. Each day the bill is delayed, the more people are at risk on our streets. Walk SF and our Vision Zero Coalition partners will continue to push Sacramento lawmakers for the passage of this life-saving legislation to stop these preventable tragedies and ensure the City can meet its Vision Zero goal to end all severe and fatal traffic crashes by 2024.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Agenda for April 11 Meeting

PSAC Agenda
April 11, 2017
City Hall Room 400 
6pm


1) Call to Order ( 2 minutes)
2) Roll Call/ New Seattle Numbers (5 minutes)
3)Approve Agenda (5 minutes) Action Item
4) Approve Minutes (5 minutes) Action Item
5) General Public Comment (15 minutes)
6) Thanking Nicole Ferrara. (10 minutes)
7) SFPD Report (10 minutes )
Sgt Embody
8) Alemany Interchange improvement Study (15 minutes)
Rachel Hiatt (SFCTA )
Priyoti Ahmed (SFCTA)
Chris Waddling
9) Western Addition Community Based Transportation Plan (10 minutes)
10) MTA Report (10 minutes)
Neal Patel
11) Walk and Roll to School Day (7 ,minutes)
Jacquie Zapata
12) Committee Member Liason (10 minutes)
13) Member Reports. (5 minutes)
14) President Report (7 minutes)
15) Future Items
16) Adjournment

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SFPSAC issues a resolution urging the funding for the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project

At the March 14 meeting, PSAC unanimously approved the following resolution urging the SF Board of Supervisors to fund the remaining unfinished redesign on Ocean Avenue between Phelan Avenue and Mission Street:

Resolution urging The Board of Supervisors to fund the Phelan Avenue to Mission Street and the Geneva Avenue portions of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project.


WHEREAS, the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project has been completed between Phelan Avenue and Manor Drive and has brought many safety improvements and amenities that have transformed the pedestrian realm for the better; and


WHEREAS, the portion of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project between Phelan Avenue and Mission Street has not yet been funded; and


WHEREAS, The future Balboa Reservoir Housing Development will provide one parking space  for every two units, attracting car free households that will need pedestrian and bicycle access to the Balboa Park BART Station; and


WHEREAS, The City College Facilities Master Plan calls for the campus to reorient itself such that it will face Ocean Avenue; and


WHEREAS, A transit oriented development is soon to be under construction at the Upper Yard, on Geneva Ave; and


WHEREAS, Many new housing developments with first floor retail have opened on Ocean Avenue and many more are in the pipeline; and


WHEREAS, In a 2016 survey conducted by The San Francisco Facilities Master Plan forty nine percent of those surveyed used transit, walking and bicycling to get to school; and


WHEREAS, More students and faculty of San Francisco City College will depend on transit, walking, and bicycling to get to school, as a result of the Balboa Reservoir Housing Project and the proposed Performing Arts Education Center taking the place of an existing surface parking lot; and


WHEREAS, San Francisco City College’s Facilities Master plan calls for “Safe pathways and access between Campus and the surrounding community”; and


WHEREAS, The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan will recommend measures to better manage the current and future transportation needs of commuters, families, seniors, employees, visitors, and students of all ages, means, and schedules in the neighborhood; and


WHEREAS, Ocean and Geneva Avenues are a part of the Vision Zero High Injury Network and has therefore been identified as a priority for safety improvements under the City’s Vision Zero Policy; and


WHEREAS, The current pedestrian crossings on Ocean are difficult and dangerous; and


WHEREAS, Between 2012 and 2014 there were twelve pedestrian injuries, four of them severe and ten bicycle injuries, four of them severe; and


WHEREAS, There are three high schools a middle school in the area. Lick-Wilmerding is on Ocean Avenue, between Phelan and San Jose; and


WHEREAS, BART’s Balboa Park Station Modernization Plan aims to “strengthen multi-modal and universal access to the station and promote a safe and comfortable customer experience,”; and


WHEREAS, The coming Geneva-Harney Bus Rapid Transit line will connect Balboa Park with the neighborhoods along the way to Bayshore Boulevard and the Bayshore Caltrain Station, bringing many more pedestrians to the area; and


WHEREAS, The completed portion of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project has resulted in an improved street life and has benefited the zone with less crime, more “eyes on the street,” and economic benefits for  area merchants; and


WHEREAS, The Ocean Avenue Association has recommended that City College actively pursue making its Ocean Avenue frontage a walkable, landscaped, and properly lighted pedestrian area now, therefore, be it


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee urge the san Francisco Board of Supervisors to fully fund the completion of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Next PSAC meeting Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    PSAC Agenda March 14, 2017   City Hall Room 400, 6pm

  1. Call to Order. (2 minutes) 
  2. Roll Call Introduction (5 minutes) 
  3. Approve Agenda (5 minutes) 
  4. Approve  Minutes (5 minutes) Action Item 
  5. General Public Comment  (15 minutes) 
  6. Police Department Report (10 minutes) Sgt. Embody  
  7. Lombard Street Study (15 minutes) Information. Andrew Heidel (SFCTA) 
  8. Ocean Ave Resolution.  (10 minutes) Action Item Jon  Winston  
  9. MTA Report  (10 Minutes)  
  10. Idaho Stop.   (5. Minutes)  Information  
  11. Social Media ( 10 minutes) Jon Winston 
  12. Vision Zero  (5 minutes) Stuart  Watts 
  13. Member Responsibility(15 minutes)  
  14. Chairs report (10 minutes)  
  15. Future Items. ( 5 minutes)  
  16. Adjournment

Monday, February 6, 2017

Resolution Calling for Funding of the Remaining Unfinished Parts of the Ocean Ave. Corridor Design Project

The following is the draft resolution that will go before the Committee on Tuesday, February 14.


Resolution urging The Board of Supervisors to fund the Phelan Avenue to Mission Street and the Geneva Avenue portions of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project.


WHEREAS, the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project has been completed between Phelan Avenue and Manor Drive and has brought many safety improvements and amenities that have transformed the the pedestrian realm for the better; and


WHEREAS, the portion of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project between Phelan Avenue and Mission Street has not yet been funded; and


WHEREAS, The future Balboa Reservoir Housing Development will provide one parking space  for every two units, attracting car free households that will need pedestrian and bicycle access to the Balboa Park BART Station; and


WHEREAS, The City College Facilities Master Plan calls for the campus to reorient itself such that it will face Ocean Avenue; and


WHEREAS, A transit oriented development is soon to be under construction at the Upper Yard, on Geneva Ave; and


WHEREAS, Many new housing developments with first floor retail have opened on Ocean Avenue and many more are in the pipeline; and


WHEREAS, In a 2016 survey conducted by The San Francisco Facilities Master Plan forty nine percent of those surveyed used transit, walking and bicycling to get to school; and


WHEREAS, More students and faculty of San Francisco City College will depend on transit, walking, and bicycling to get to school, as a result of the Balboa Reservoir Housing Project and the proposed Performing Arts Education Center taking the place of an existing surface parking lot; and


WHEREAS, San Francisco City College’s Facilities Master plan calls for “Safe pathways and access between Campus and the surrounding community”; and


WHEREAS, The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan will recommend measures to better manage the current and future transportation needs of commuters, families, seniors, employees, visitors, and students of all ages, means, and schedules in the neighborhood; and


WHEREAS, Ocean and Geneva Avenues are a part of the Vision Zero High Injury Network and has therefore been identified as a priority for safety improvements under the City’s Vision Zero Policy; and


WHEREAS, The current pedestrian crossings on Ocean are difficult and dangerous; and


WHEREAS, Between 2012 and 2014 there were twelve pedestrian injuries, four of them severe and ten bicycle injuries, four of them severe; and


WHEREAS, There are three high schools a middle school in the area. Lick-Wilmerding is on Ocean Avenue, between Phelan and San Jose; and


WHEREAS, BART’s Balboa Park Station Modernization Plan aims to “strengthen multi-modal and universal access to the station and promote a safe and comfortable customer experience,”; and


WHEREAS, The coming Geneva-Harney Bus Rapid Transit line will connect Balboa Park with the neighborhoods along the way to Bayshore Boulevard and the Bayshore Caltrain Station, bringing many more pedestrians to the area; and


WHEREAS, The completed portion of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project has resulted in an improved street life and has benefited the zone with less crime, more “eyes on the street,” and economic benefits for  area merchants; and


WHEREAS, The Ocean Avenue Association has recommended that City College actively pursue making its Ocean Avenue frontage a walkable, landscaped, and properly lighted pedestrian area now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors fully fund the completion of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project.

February 14 Agenda


  1. Call to Order. (2 minutes)
  2. Roll Call Introduction (5 minutes)
  3. Approve Agenda (5 minutes)
  4. Approve  Minutes (5 minutes)
  5. General Public Comment  (15 minutes)
  6. Police Department Report (10 minutes)
  7. SFCTA Overview of OBAGI 2  (15 minutes)
     Sean Joo
  8. Ocean Ave Resolution.  (10 minutes)
    Jon  Winston
  9. MTA Report  (10 Minutes)
  10. Social Media ( 10 minutes) 
    Jon Winston
  11. Vision Zero  (5 minutes)
    Stuart  Watts
  12. Member Responsibility(15 minutes)
  13. Chairs report (10 minutes)
  14. Future Items. ( 5 minutes)
  15. Adjournment


Monday, January 30, 2017

Feb 13 Meeting

The next PSAC meeting will be held on February 13 at 6:00pm in room 400, San Francisco City Hall. The agenda will be posted within a week of the meeting.