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young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country
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so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for
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>> we would like to thank sf gov tv, if you could item one. >> commissioner breed? >> here. >> chris ten sen? >> here. >> ferrill? >> present. >> tang. >> present. >> yaoe? >> present. >> and we have a quorum >> call number two. >> this is an information item. >> thank you we, have chris from the cac. >> good morning, and we have two items on the agenda, and that we looked at last month, and the first one item 5, is four prop k requests totaling
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400,000, dollars and regarding the bike counter everyone seemed to be in favor of them and district nine, and we had concerns, with just a proximity to power, being an issue, and that was, mainly covered by mta staff and their presentation. >> for the buses being able to pick up the seniors in some location and that was about it. >> and mtl addressed the concerns that none of the bike project lists were in the china basin area and given that there say population explosion from that area, he was concerned about that and there will be projects cominging up that will be covered by that. >> and the main source of the contention in our meeting was regarding the right to workday
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section. and several members, annually have issues with paying for bike to workday. and so that is reflected in the 3 abstentions in that vote for that item. >> and some suggested the funds could better be used for the class three bike routes or education, and or giving bikes away to the potential customers and the tsa staff cited the surveys that have shown that the bike to workday encourages the bike to workday with new riders. and so, we have the four that voted for it i felt that it was appropriate. item 6 and the capacity study and the staff referred to muni, in the presentation as an important transit system. and my major comment about that was that i wanted mta in the study to remember that bart which is the original tran sit system is important, and so it
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goes both ways and to make sure that bart was part of the discussion going forward. >> and that was all that i had. >> any questions? >> all right, thank you very much. >> any questions from the committee members? >> all right, seeing none, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> and all right, mr. clerk, could we call item 3 please? >> take the public comment. >> public comment on the item number two? >> (inaudible)
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>> just a reminder to keep your comments to the specific agenda item. >> any public comment? >> closed on item two. item three? >> approve the minutes of the march tenth. >> public comment? >> comments? >> a roll call vote.
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>> commissioner breed. >> aye. >> chris ten sen. >> aye. >> ferrill. >> aye. >> tang. >> aye. >> commissioner yaoe, aye. >> item passes. >> thank you. >> and now, if we can move on to item four, please? >> item four, recommend appoint. of one member to the citizen's advisory committee this is an action item. >> i think that to qualify for an appointment, the applicants must be san francisco residents and appear before this committee at least one to speak to the interest, and the current list is attachment two and details the materials for each applicant can be found in the enclosure, and one shows the information about the
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current committee members and so that they can see under the consideration today, the result of the resignation due to her time restraints there are 21 applicants that you can consider and i can take any questions. >> thank you. >> any questions from the commissioners? >> i don't know if we have applicants who wanted to present today? >> no? okay. yes, if you are then come on up. >> i am a transportation and land use and i work with the cities across the country, and i know that this is district eleven and my grandmother and father live there off off allamany for many years since
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1920s up until 2002, and so i know the area pretty well. and i have not been visiting since the past any other applicants that wish to speak on this? >> good morning, i am honored to be here this morning to speak before you and speak my about on citizen on the citizen advisory group and i do not live in district eleven, i live in district five, and but i am very interested in i worked in
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sacramento and working on the regional funding program and i was also a member of the yellow county, citizen advisory group and i am very interested in this position because i think it is giving me the opportunity for me to exercise my civic duty and play an active role in shaping san francisco transportation network. and i think that it is a really exciting time for transportation and as a new resident to the city i would like to get involved now and start making this city more accessible, and safer and easier to get around, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> any other applicant whose wish to speak? >> all right. seeing none, then, perhaps we can first go to public comment on this item. >> and again if we could keep
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your -- all comments must be --. >> yes, program planning, transportation -- (inaudible) for the past two years by preaching to the people citizen people. two times every day (inaudible)
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>> any other members that would like to speak? >> seeing none, public comment is closed of >> commissioners do you have recommendations for item four to. cac? >> nobody? >> commissioner christensen? >> i was going to ask if
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commissioner avalos has weighed in. >> he has recommended john more i more i son. >> we have yet that he has yet to appear before this committee. >> so he with not be eligible at this time. >> commissioner breed and then we will --. >> i think if there is, and can you and did he have is an explanation for why he has not communicated or has the supervisor received any communication from this person? because, i just want to make it clear that i want to choose someone who will have good attendance because this is important and which recently happened with one of my appointees whose attendance fell short of the requirements and there was a whole other process. >> i want to be sure that we have assurances that the individual is prepared to make it to the meetings if he can
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being recommended by supervisor avalos. >> i think that we can follow up on him and we don't have any knowledge at this time. >> okay. >> i would like to suggest then that since there was a recommendation and it is the district eleven seat that can we continue this item then? >> all right. >> we have a motion for that? >> okay. >> motion continues to the call of the chair. >> thank you. >> and seconded and we are going to continue this item. >> all right, item 5, please? >> item 5, recommend allegation of 350,000 in prop k funds with conditions in appropriation of $52,798 in prop k funds and conditions and subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules. >> thank you, we have mike. >> and so we have four prop k sales tax requests today and three of them are bicycle related and so we would like to start by taking tim and louis to provide the context for you by giving a brief presentation on the san francisco bike
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strategy. >> >> good morning, chair and members of the commissioner, my name is louis montoya and i am joined by timothy, and the director of the strategic planning and policy at the mta and we are here to talk to you this morning about the bicycle strategy which is an investment strategy for how we make the capitol investments to improve the network in san francisco and the bike strategy is more than that and we want to focus on the capitol investment piece this morning and so tim is going to talk about that and how we develop the strategy. and then i am going to talk about what we are doing, in the future, how do we take that strategy and actually i am implement it and what are we already doing on the ground right now. >> good morning, and the director of the city planning for mta and as he said we have
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had the bicycle plan for a while, and as we are going to the next phase, we decided that we need to look at a more strategic perspective on how to implement the bicycle structure and as we develop the strategic plan for the mta and set up the goals for the next five years, one subset of that is the bicycle strategy and each mode has its own strategic document that is basically a staff and internal staff document for deciding how we are going to move forward and when we develop the bicycle strategy we have a series of workshops that are invited the ski stake holders from the city including the various advocacy groups and the community, groups and other groups including other mode and operators for example, the taxi and we want to get a better picture of how to improve the bicycle and what it is going to take for the recycling and so those are the four goals that came out of that work that we
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did was number one to improve the safety and connectivity and the key issues of why the people went cycling and increased convenience and if you make it safe it is convenient and it is convenient it is safe and normalize riding the bicycles and so there is not a group that causes chaos in the city and every day practice that what we consider putting on our shoes or pushing our teeth and it is one of the that i thinks that we do and how can we plan and deliver our projects more in a completed fashion. >> to do that we came up with a framework where we had a we looked at our existing network which is an extensive network where we overlayed how the people are riding on the bike network and it was very disconnected and the analogy is
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imagine the muni and in terms of working for three blocks and imagine that it was broken every two or three miles and to actually get off and turn around and come back, it is like that which is why we need to make it all connected and so that it actually works as one network. and so we looked at the existing conform level, of the existing bike network and we developed the model to figure out where is the demand for cycling based on a few factors that i will touch about and how do we blend the two things to upgrade the existing network with what we can do quickly while seeing it on the future of where should we expand it and where is the network that would make the most sense. >> we presented these series of work to the stake holder groups and then we presented to if we had our own committee, in the mta called the policy and governor committee and the direction that they gave us as well to focus on the corridor
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to get those connections going to see the most effectiveness with the resources that we have and when we look at the future and follow it up with a few lenses of the land use and the traffic speed and through the equity lens as well and so that is the approach that we took and that information was related to help to identify the areas that have the most need. and then, from that, that would actually help to develop the five year capitol improvement program which is one of the outcomes is for the allegation today. >> and so when we did the existing comfort level we developed the methodology of what we called the level of traffic stress the level that a person regardless of their riding ability would more or less feel depending on fat sil that i we have and on the top hand left side we have jfk drive and it is the street and packing protected and it is even a very protected space to
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ride and most people that we took out on these rides feel that the most comfortable in this type of facility, and the second level of traffic stress is a protected facility and because of the many intersections and interfaces most adults feel comfortable to ride and there is a differentiation there, and then so on and so on, the level of the traffic stress three is the highest speed and, still some separation of protection, but that what is what we called the more confident cyclists and lts4, is the busy roads that have a route marking or a marking that feels very uncomfortable for most people and so as we categorize them in the list and feel comfortable riding in those seats and this has given us a good framework background on how do we assess the existing network and where the key focusers that we can work on and our broad, directed us to really try to remove any
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of the lts four segments in the primary corridors as quickly as possible and looking at ways to up great to the level of three or two, or ideally to one and the standing of the topography and the intersections play a big role in that. >> on the bike of the demand model we basically looked at which areas have the highest demand for the greatest return of investment and when we have the stake holder workshops is focus where the people are stopping right now and focus on the things to improve the system quickly and don't focus on the large, expensive type of projects if you can get the safety hot spots fix and the intersections and junctions and you can close the smaller gaps and then focusing in these areas will help us to get the greater return of investment and we took that under consideration and we looked pe speeds and topography and making sure that we are meeting
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at least, the areas of demand in all of the areas, and to figure out where is the most likelihood that we will see a return investment in the growth in cycling as we have the goal of 50/50, which, was actually reached this year which is great. but to maintain it, we need to do more of the same. >> and so, we did these workshops, where basically we presented some of the information to the stake holders, and we had many representatives from other modes and we had transit, and taxis and the large vehicles, and we had the police involved as well, and just to get an understanding and the disability community, what will it take and what does it look like to improve the cycling and get the people to cycle? and this helped the people share their experiences, and ideas to help prioritize investments by area and by treatment time. >> and so, the retrofit, like i said was focusing on the basics and the safety and comfort and we are under the vision zero
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lens for all of our project and this is a great, affirmation from the stake holders that the vision zero really is the core of our lens and how we see things and focus on things that are low cost, and use the data driven approach and have the scattered approach and i want this and that and there is no real methodology and having the data driven within the accepted methodology is how we can insure that we are using the resources most effectively and then in addition to the work that we are doing on the street to continue the focus on safety and education. >> and so, all of that in a nutshell, brings us to this next set of bicycle strategy core doors, and this is about, 67 of them that have come up and we are going to focus on improving the corridors over the next few years. and i am going to have louis come up now and talk about how the streets group is literally passing them out using the
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opportunities for example with the public works and we have the construction opportunities and we have the opportunities and we want to see how we can actually match those and get them out of the gate, as soon as possible and part of that is getting thal location for the funds to do that. >> and so, why don't you come forward and finish it up and answer the questions. >> great, thank you. >> and this is a list of all of the corridors identified in the bicycle strategy, as to where we will get kind of the most bang for our buck. as we look into the relatively near future, we see, some of this work is already under way. and there is projects that we are already in the planning phase on, on the left, and these are the, and this is the whole corridor and the segments of it that were either completed the improvements on and or we have the improvements planned like on the pay street, and the second, kind of category is the corridors to be
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launched soon and you know, thank you to the commissioner for setting the funds to get to work on looking at some areas of the richmond, and to improve the bicycling on and then in the orange on the right are the corridors where we see some coordination opportunities coming up and there is paving or muni forward and going to be working on the street like kerny and we want to make sure that we are participating and making sure that it is a complete street moving forward. >> and then, these are the, the other, just not to leave them out, that additional, bike strategy corridors that we will continue to look for opportunities and the program funds as they become available and also as interests, you know, it comes out forward from the community. >> and so, today, we are here to request proposition k funding in order to take the strategy, which is a list of corridors and start to drill down into actual project and so what we are going to do is look at every one of those corridor
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and start to look at the width of the street and or the characteristics of the street and what type of facility do we do in order to reach the goals that tim was just describing. we are also going to pick three corridors, and dive even deeper, start to hold the public meetings and get to a place of conceptual design so that we have a project sketched out and a funding plan and schedule and move forward. >> >> i want to remind them, that we doubling the amount of bicycle lane smiles that we are installing compared to a previous year and this is an unprecedented level of investment and i think that it shows that the leadership of the commission and the supervisors have shown to give us the funding and the resources and the direction to
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invest in bicycling in san francisco and we are just, really excited about all of these projects that are starting construction in 2015. >> >> and with that, we just wanted to thank you and open it up for questions. >> thank you. >> i do have one question. and in terms of i know that you are going are going to be using the funding to select three core doors and focusing the work on that and reaching the conceptual design for all of the other strategy core doors do you have a time line for when you are going to have some sort of a plan for how you are going for move forward with them? >> i think that that is part of the exercise, is as we develop what the actual project is, is the three block project. or a three mile project and we will have to figure out what the schedules of those are >> even a time line and just to know. >> a time line for a time line. >> sorry to intercept. >> yes, when we will know when we scoped out all of the other core doors and prior to it hitting the capitol planner.
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>> actually i don't have the time line, it is in the application itself and it is the authorities could give me a hand and i think that probably late they are year, i am hoping. >> okay, i want to make sure that we are all aware of, and right. >> the ideas that you have and to provide the feedback. >> in the next 12 months, between 2016 is when we will have it flushed out and the three select corridors that you are going to be prioritizing as part of the package. >> i understand that you are going to pair it up with other opportunities where there are street existing and the street paving improvement product and want to give an understanding of where you can going to pick the top three. >> yeah, so. we are looking because we want to make sure that we don't miss the opportunities, sthaoe if there is planning needed on some of these projects where there is coordination and
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opportunities to make sure to take advantage of those and that is a factor, and we are also considering all of the things that tim talked about in terms of safety, where the areas with the most crashes, and where there is pent up demand and if we could just fix that vital condition, that we would really increase the number of cycling a lot and a lot of factors that we will be using in order to decide on which projects to take over first. >> and hopefully you will take over the group, and once you prioritize where they are and that it is spread out geographically as well. >> i think that we can work with the staff on the up date when we have that. >> thank you. >> any other questions commissioner? >> just a chance to and to make my usual pitch, so, in our crowded district three, where our topography focuses the cycling into a few, narrow commercial corridors we also have an abundance of project and so currently in