Transportation Authority Board Special Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016; 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall
Commissioners: Yee (Chair), Kim (Vice Chair), Campos and Mar (Ex Officio)
Clerk: Steve Stamos
1. Roll Call
2. Approve the Minutes of the September 15, 2016 Meeting – ACTION* minutes
3. Vision Zero Two-Year Action Strategy Updates – INFORMATION* presentation
Mari Hunter, Project Manager at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and Megan Wier, Director of the Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability at the Department of Public Health, will provide an overview of progress from the 2015-16 Vision Zero Two-Year Action Strategy and an update on the development of the 2017-18 Action Strategy. Highlights of the draft Strategy include organizing projects and programs through an outcomes-based framework of safe streets, safe people, and safe vehicles instead of through education, enforcement, engineering, and policy. The draft Strategy also affirms the City’s commitment to achieving Vision Zero in an equitable way by targeting strategies that benefit San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations – seniors and persons with disabilities, low-income communities and communities of color, and people walking – who disproportionately bear the burden of severe and fatal collisions.
Tom Maguire, Director of Sustainable Streets at the SFMTA, will present a status update on the 57 Vision Zero projects. 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 speed enforcement.
Luis Montoya, Director of Livable Streets at the SFMTA, will discuss efforts by the SFMTA and other City agencies to respond to the Mayor’s Executive Directive from August 3rd 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.
6. Open Letter to Transportation Network Companies and Other Shared-Ride Services to Support Vision Zero – INFORMATION presentation
Commissioner Peskin has requested that the SFMTA, Transportation Authority, and other stakeholders work together to draft an open letter to transportation network companies (TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft), tour buses companies, commuter shuttle agencies, etc., urging their support and assistance in achieving Vision Zero. John Knox White, Transportation Planner at the SFMTA, will provide a brief overview of how the SFMTA currently engages with these different entities and what some of the challenges are currently. We are seeking the Committee’s input on the contents of this letter.
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
* Additional materials
If a quorum of the Transportation Authority Board is present, it constitutes a Special Meeting of the Transportation Authority Board. The Clerk of the Authority shall make a note of it in the minutes, and discussion shall be limited to items noticed on this agenda.
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The Legislative Chamber (Room 250) and the Committee Room (Room 263) in City Hall are wheelchair accessible. Meetings are real-time captioned and are cablecast open-captioned on SFGovTV, the Government Channel 26. Assistive listening devices for the Legislative Chamber and the Committee Room are available upon request at the Clerk of the Board's Office, Room 244. To request sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact the Clerk of the Authority at (415) 522-4800. Requests made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting will help to ensure availability.
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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