2019.08.12 LoHaMNA Agenda & Public Minutes

Agenda

  • Introductions – Scott, Gio, Natalie, Robert, Cristina Olea (PW), Mary, Birch Alley (Albion Power), Loyola/Fulton, Dan (Steiner/Fillmore), Damon, Mark/SFMTA, Jen (16th/Irving), Jennifer Blot (20th Ave), Daniel (16th), Michael, Daly City
  • Neighborhood Walkabout with Northern District Captain Engler (Sept 7) 10am — Koshland Park (10am Scott/Robert)
  • Lower Haight Art Walk, Summer Edition
    • 1 – 6pm, LoHaMNA.org, Facebook Page,¬†
    • volunteer or sponsor interest is available
    • Music, trucks
  • Better Market Street (SF Public Works)
    • Design alternative for Market between Hayes and Gough to LoHaMNA (Jennifer Blot, Deputy Director of Communications & Public Affairs, San Francisco Public Works, jennifer.blot@sfdpw.org)
      • PW, PUC and SFMTA
      • Steurt and Octavia (2.1 miles)
      • 2010 is when it started
      • 5th and 8th Street is start of the project
      • Lots of development happening
      • No bicycle lanes east of 8th
      • West of 8th we have bike lanes
      • Widening the sidewalk, 4ft buffer between vehicles and bikes, and 8ft bikeway, delineator between bikes and sidewalk 6 – 10 ft furnishings (lights/trees), and remaining 6ft for frontage, 12 to 15th (35ft currently)
      • 2 lanes in each direction for transit and rail
      • Most buses turn off by Hayes, 6/7 turns of at Haight, only F continues
    • Design alternative between Hayes and Gough
      • What else can happen around Market and Van Ness
      • 10 years of collisions (60 crashes, 20 with walkers, 15, bike riders, 25 vehicle only)
      • South Van Ness/Market no right turn access points (from S Van Ness or from Market to S Van Ness)
      • Hayes to Franklin, one lane each way on Market (Transit, Paratransit)
      • Delivery vehicles would turn off on Hayes
      • East Bound restrictions until 10th, forced right turn current design
      • 12th is the new proposed forced right turn — key is no access to Van Ness from Market
      • .25 parking ratio for many of the devlopments at this intersection
      • No right turn from Market to Valencia
      • Gough and Franklin turns remain
  • Van Ness BRT, Center boarding requires shortened distance¬†
    • Outreach in Sept/Oct
      • MTA Board Approval on Tue 10/15 (EIR is on SF Planning 10/10)
      • Project Team is collecting
      • June ACT Open House (only the handout)
      • Near-term early implementation, Muni only Central, painted changes
      • New Sanchez Elementary, 6:30 – 7:30, 8/27
  • Bikeshare Program (Lyft Bikes)
    • Lyft Bikes The new hybrid e-bike. Building an equitable bikeshare program. (Alex Garcia, Community Affairs Coordinator, Bay Area, Lyft Bikes & Scooters, alexandergarcia@lyft.com, 415-237-3296)
    • Canceled as Alex is gone, by Neal Patel on 8/12

 

  • Page Street
    • Mark/Jennifer
    • Neighborway
      • Webster eastward on Page
      • Sidewalk extensions/rain gardens (approved) – 2020 Spring/Summer construction
      • Center Lanes for bicycles
      • Daylighting
      • Huge traffic increase for access to Central FWY
    • Haight (Transit) and Page St (Bike
      • Eastbound traffic restriction at Webster (forced left or right turn)
      • Right turn only onto Octavia Northbound from Page Westbound
      • Further changes would be a separate Pilot — Page St Bikeway, plus getting rid of center bike, a pro
      • 2 blocks of 1 way westbound from Octavia to Laguna, contraflow, 20 parking spaces converted to a bike lane
      • Center running lanes for transit
      • Congestion continues to increase, curbside right turn only for Muni during day hours
      • 18 month pilot proposed, Oct 1 MTA Board
      • Signals at Haight and Webster and Haight and Buchanan, plus other signals
  • ArtTrailSF
  • Open Forum