Category Archives: SFMTA

City Agency Hearings + Sheehy Legislation

Dear Readers,

We’re going to try to add in any legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by our District 8 Supervisor, Jeff Sheehy. Look for it below the agency hearings.

SFMTA Board of Directors meeting, Tuesday, July 18, 1 p.m., City Hall, room 400. (See full agenda here.)

  • P. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN − Miguel Street, northbound, at Beacon Street.
  • 14. Adopting the Vehicle Sharing Parking Permit Policy to guide SFMTA’s vehicle sharing program; amending Transportation Code, Division II to make permanent existing On-Street Vehicle Sharing Parking Permit requirements, revise the definitions used for permit program terms, existing parking permit fees, and terms and conditions for the parking permit program.

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, policy and amendments.)
Link to staff report
Link to slide presentation
Link to Glen Park News story about on-street car share in Glen Park. Scroll to page 11.

SFMTA Policy and Governance Committee, Friday, July 21, 9 a.m., One South Van Ness, 7th floor. (See full agenda here.)

  • 6. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding update of the Vision Zero High Injury Network.

[NOTE: Portions of San Jose Avenue will be added under a revised definition of “High Injury Corridor” that now includes linked General Hospital data.]

See the presentation here.


SF Board of Supervisors, special meeting of the Budget and Finance Subcommittee, Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m., City Hall, room 250. (See full agenda here.)

  • 170275 [Administrative Code – Establishing an Office of Cannabis and Extending the Term of the Cannabis State Legalization Task Force]
    Sponsors: Sheehy; Cohen

Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish an Office of Cannabis; to authorize the Director of the Office of Cannabis to issue permits to cannabis-related businesses; to direct the Director of the Office of Cannabis to collect permit application and annual license fees following the enactment of a subsequent ordinance establishing the amounts of those fees; and to extend the term of the Cannabis State Legalization Task Force.
(Fiscal Impact)

3/14/17; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee.
6/6/17; SUBSTITUTED AND ASSIGNED to the Rules Committee.
7/12/17; REFERRED to the Budget and Finance Sub-Committee.

The Chair intends to entertain a motion to refer this item to the full Board as a Committee Report for consideration on July 18, 2017.

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SJA Gets Its Stripes

Nighttime work crews are scheduled to lay permanent striping on southbound San Jose Avenue from Dolores to the freeway on-ramp starting June 26, according to Damon Curtis, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency engineer who has managed the project.

The week after, they will install the raised concrete barriers—called K rails—that separate the bike lane from traffic.

Finally, the week of July 11, they are scheduled to stripe the northbound side. Engineering plans show that side will also have a K rail. (Plans are linked below.)

While work happens on the northbound side, Caltrans will close the freeway off-ramp from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and re-route traffic.

Engineering plans:
San Jose Ave_Str-7682.1 (Randall St to Guerrero St)

San Jose Ave_STR-7682 (Rousseau St to Randall St)

Monterey Blvd_STR-7861.5 (Circular St to San Jose Ave Off Ramp)

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Sussex Crossing Update

Forwarded from Calvin Gee, SFMTA:

The concept that SFMTA is proposing for the intersection is a marked crosswalk and pedestrian-activated yellow flashing beacon, with some sidewalk widening on both sides of DH Boulevard at Sussex Street.

The MTA has received the design funding for the project, and I am working with our partners at Public Works (PW) to begin the topographical survey of the area. Due to the steepness and concrete characteristics (large concrete panels) of the street, this survey will be critical for the sidewalk improvements that would accompany the crosswalk. As you probably know, this is the steepest street in this DH Blvd/Elk street vicinity.

The anticipated schedule (set by our grant funding agreement) is below:
100% Design – July 2017
Advertise, Bid, Construction Start – December 2017
Open for Use – Spring 2018

Please bear with me, as I am working to the best of my ability to keep this project on the above timeline.

Calvin Gee
Sustainable Streets
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 701-2475

Background from the Glen Park Association:
Read about the proposal for this crossing at the July 2016 in this summary of the meeting.

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