Vision Zero Committee - October 31, 2018


Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018; 2:30 p.m.

Location: Committee Room 263, City Hall

Commissioners: Yee (Chair), Stefani (Vice Chair) and Peskin

Clerk: Alberto Quintanilla

1. Roll Call

2. Approve the Minutes of the July 31, 2018 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

3. Progress Update – INFORMATION*  presentation

City staff will provide an update on 2018 highlights of recently completed project milestones and key action items, including updates on recently completed infrastructure projects, the motorcycle safety campaign, and legislative updates.

4. Resolution of Support Committing the Transportation Authority and Encouraging the Board of Supervisors and the Media to Pledge to Use “Crash” and “Collision” and not “Accident” in Recognition of World Day of Remembrance 2018 – ACTION*  resolution  presentation

San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets members Alvin Lester and Amanda Lamb will provide a summary of the action plan for San Francisco’s World Day of Remembrance on November 18, 2018 and present a resolution that commits the Transportation Authority and urges the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the media use “crash” or “collision” and not “accident” when reporting on traffic violence, in recognition of this day.

5. Mayor’s Guidance on Vision Zero – INFORMATION  

Staff will provide an update and response to the Mayor’s recent guidance on expediting project delivery in support of Vision Zero, including for the 6th Street, Taylor Street, Valencia and Townsend projects.

6. General Update on the Action Strategy Development – INFORMATION*  presentation

This update will include a summary of the progress to date in the development of the next Vision Zero Action Strategy, including the next steps. Staff will also provide a summary of feedback and input from the community on the Action Strategy.

7. Update on 2018 Fatalities – INFORMATION*  presentation

At the meeting, city staff will provide an update on the fatalities in 2018 and summarize trends from traffic deaths, including some preliminary findings related to communities of concern, travel mode and demographics.

8. Vision Zero Ramps Study Phase 2 – INFORMATION*  memo  presentation

The second phase of the SoMa Ramp Intersection Safety Study addresses safety issues at ten intersections in the South of Market neighborhood where freeway ramps intersect city streets. The project team has completed a collision analysis and is seeking feedback from the committee and the public on draft design concepts. The proposals include pedestrian bulb-outs, signal upgrades, reopened crosswalks, bicycle lanes, traffic lane reductions, improved lighting, new wayfinding signage, and other safety upgrades.

9. Update on Plan for Pedestrian Signal Re-timing – INFORMATION

At the July 31, 2018 meeting, Commissioner Yee requested that SFMTA staff present the schedule for re-timing signals, from 3.5 feet per second to 3 feet per second, to allow for increased walk time at intersections across the city. At the October meeting, SFMTA staff will present the timeline to the committee for updating signal timing.

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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