Plans and Programs Committee - April 19, 2016


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016; 10:30 a.m.

Location: Committee Room 263, City Hall

Commissioners: Tang (Chair), Farrell (Vice Chair), Avalos, Breed, Peskin and Wiener (Ex Officio)

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Citizens Advisory Committee Report – INFORMATION*  minutes

3. Approve the Minutes of the March 15, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

4. Recommend Appointment of One Member to the Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  memo  enclosure

The Transportation Authority has an eleven-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). CAC members serve two-year terms. Per the Transportation Authority’s Administrative Code, the Plans and Programs Committee recommends and the Transportation Authority Board appoints individuals to fill any CAC vacancies. Neither Transportation Authority staff nor the CAC make any recommendations on CAC appointments, but we maintain an up-to-date database of applications for CAC membership. A chart with information about current CAC members is attached, showing ethnicity, gender, neighborhood of residence, and affiliation. There is one vacancy on the CAC requiring committee action. The vacancy is the result of the resignation of Wells Whitney (District 3 resident). Attachment 1 shows current CAC membership and Attachment 2 lists applicants.

5. Recommend Appointment of Two Members to the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  memo  enclosure

The Transportation Authority has a 13-member Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Citizens Advisory Committee (GCAC). There are two vacancies on the GCAC for a representative of the Richmond area and a representative of at-large interests. The vacancies are due to the term expirations of Margie Hom Brown and Jonathan Foerster. Ms. Hom Brown is seeking reappointment. After issuing notices seeking applicants to the GCAC over the past year, we have received applications from 31 candidates. Staff provides information on applicants but does not make recommendations on GCAC appointments. Attachment 1 contains a summary table with information about current and prospective GCAC members, showing neighborhood of residence, neighborhood of employment, affiliation, and other information provided by the applicants.

6. Recommend Allocation of $48,000 in Prop K Funds and $1,684,954 in Prop AA funds, with Conditions, for Four Requests, and Appropriation of $262,000 in Prop K Funds for Two Requests, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules –ACTION*  memo

As summarized in Attachments 1 and 2, we have six requests totaling $1,994,954 in Prop K and AA funds to present to the Plans and Programs Committee. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Transportation Authority are requesting $100,000 in Prop K District 6 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) planning funds for the Pedestrian Safety in SOMA Youth and Family Zone project, of which the SFMTA will use $48,000 to obtain community input to inform the Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project and we will use $52,000 to develop recommendations for improving safety at three to five ramp intersections within the zone. The SFMTA has also requested $491,757 in Prop AA funds for design work to upgrade up to 25 painted safety zones to permanent bulb-outs on Pedestrian High Injury Corridors throughout the city and $163,358 in Prop AA funds for construction of the Mansell Corridor Improvement project. San Francisco Public Works has requested $1,029,839 in Prop AA funds for construction of Chinatown Broadway Street Improvements Phase 4. Finally, we are requesting $210,000 in Prop K funds for the Treasure Island Mobility Management Program for design engineering and environmental activities through Fiscal Year 2016/17 related to the implementation of congestion pricing and related transportation improvements on the Island.

7. Bay Area Bike Share Update – INFORMATION  presentation

Representatives from Motivate International, Inc. (Motivate) will provide an overview of the process, timeline and outreach for expansion of the regional bike share system. Last year, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved a contract with Motivate to deliver, implement and operate a bike share system of at least 7,000 bikes and associated stations. The contract includes bike share expansion in the cities of Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose by 2017, including an increase in San Francisco from the current 328 to 4,500 bicycles. The contract requires that a minimum of 20 percent of the docks and bikes be located in communities of concern, and Motivate is working with cities on community engagement as part of the siting process. The first phase of expansion can be viewed on Motivate’s website at:

8. Update on the District 3 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program – INFORMATION

At the March 15 Plans and Programs Committee meeting, Commissioner Peskin requested an update on the District 3 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Project, which involves development of conceptual designs for Kearny Street (and potentially Montgomery Street) to enhance travel safety and performance for pedestrians, transit customers, and bicyclists. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) staff will provide an update on recent project activities, which have focused on developing short-term safety improvements at the intersections of Kearny Street with Clay and Washington Streets. The SFMTA has also been working to revise the overall scope of work for the project to incorporate involvement from a community based organization.

9. Update on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Muni Equity Strategy – INFORMATION*  enclosure  presentation

At the February 23 Transportation Authority Board meeting, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) presented its Equity Strategy, describing the overall framework and highlighting initial findings. Commissioner Tang requested an update on the Muni Service Equity Strategy once the report was finalized. The SFMTA Board adopted the Muni Equity Strategy Report on April 5, which is included as an enclosure. Thus, at the April 19 Plans and Programs Committee meeting, SFMTA staff will present additional information on the analysis and recommendations of the report, review next steps, and answer any questions the Committee may have.

10. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, Committee members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

11. Public Comment

12. Adjournment

* Additional materials


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