Vision Zero Committee - September 15, 2016


Transportation Authority Board Special Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016; 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Location: Committee Room 263, City Hall

Commissioners: Yee (Chair), Kim (Vice Chair), Campos and Wiener (Ex Officio)

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Approve the Minutes of the June 30, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

3. Recommend Approval of a Resolution Urging the League of California Cities to Adopt and Implement Vision Zero Strategies and Initiatives for Eliminating Traffic Deaths and Severe Injuries and to Prioritize Traffic Safety Throughout California – ACTION*  resolution

At the 2016 League of California Cities Annual Conference next month, the General Assembly will consider a resolution to adopt Vision Zero. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has requested that the Vision Zero Committee recommend and the Transportation Authority Board adopt a resolution urging the League to commit to supporting Vision Zero programs and initiatives to make safety a top priority for transportation projects and policy formulation, while encouraging the State of California and its cities to pursue similar initiatives.

4. Vision Zero Communications Outreach Updates – INFORMATION  attachment

John Knox White, Transportation Planner at the SFMTA, will provide an update on the status of the Vision Zero Communications Outreach Program, which is designed to increase understanding of and commitment to Vision Zero among individual members of the public. The update will include information on outreach to non-English speaking communities.

5. Vision Zero Projects and Initiatives – INFORMATION  presentation

Tom Maguire, Director of Sustainable Streets at the SFMTA, will present a status update on the 57 Vision Zero projects, and the schedule for updating the two-year Vision Zero Action Strategy which includes updating the network of citywide Vision Zero high injury corridors. Kate Breen, Director of Government Affairs at the SFMTA, will provide an update on advocacy at the state level for Vision Zero supportive legislation, including automated safety enforcement.

6. Mayor’s Executive Directive on Achieving Vision Zero – INFORMATION*  attachment  presentation

Mr. Maguire will discuss efforts by SFMTA and other City agencies to respond to the August 3rd Mayor’s Executive Directive ordering city departments to accelerate street safety projects, as well as Commissioner Kim’s request that the SFMTA evaluate how to advance the planned and potential protected bicycle lanes throughout the city.

7. 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.

8. Public Comment

9. Adjournment

* Additional materials


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The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 6, 7, 9, 19, 21, 47, and 49. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.

There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex. Accessible curbside parking is available on Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Grove Street.

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