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meeting. i'm jane kim and serve as vice chair. normal yee is at rules committee speaking on a measure he introduced to the full boards. we are joined by commissioner wiener and mr. clerk do we have announcements? >> there are no announcements. >> roll call >> item 1, commissioner aye. wiener, here. commissioner yee, absent. commissioner campos, absent. we have quorum. >> can we call the next item >> item 2, approval the minutes of march 31, 2016 meeting. this is action item >> this is routine item. can we take a motion on the item? motion
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to approve the minutes of march 31 and do that without opposition. >> commissioner kim, aye. commissioner wiener, aye. and commissioner yee absent, the minutes are approved. >> thank you and the item passes. please call the next item. >> sfmta would like to call item 5 before item 3? >> i don't have the ajnda in front of me. okay. as i informed the chair i need to get to rules committee. >> i'll do opening comments >> item 5, update on vision zero project and initiatives. this is information item. >> thank you. wanted to make introductory remarks and allow commissioner wiener to make remarks as well. it st. the timing of the
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committee i think given the tragedies that occurred last week is timely as this board and the commission evaluate the work that our city has been doing to achieve vision zero that supervisor avalos and yee and i called for in 2015. while i have been heartened by much of the work and commitment of many of the departments including sfmta, public works, sfcta and department of public health. as tragedies continue on the streets and lose lives or see severe injuries continue we realize the work continues to be urgent. we know the collisions are absolutely preventable and it is important to continue to work engineering, education and increase enforce: the importance of the work is highlighted every time we lose a life of another
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member of san francisco. last year we lost cath ran slatry and hething miller. one in the district i represent on 7th street a block from where i live and golden gate park as well. i have been really impressed to include pilot projects and get temporary projects on ground, i think we also have to make sure our long term projects like protected bike lanes really see movement as well. i think as we continue to see what is happening in the high corridors the issue is more important than others. i did call for a hearing earlier this week to review the bike lane safety and bike lane enforcement and also working to introduce a resolution with
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sfmta directing the department to design and construction of protected bike lanes. it has been great to see temporary bike lanes come in on second street, howard, folsom and golden gate, it is frustrating when the new lanes go in and continue to see double parking and continue to see cars driving in the bike lanes and then of course when we experience tragedies like the two we had last week. i like regularly in this district, i pass by on the corner where catherine slatary and [inaudible] lost their lives every day either it is pedestrian driver or cyclist and as we continue commitment to have fewer cars on the road and encourage more people to walk bike and take public transit we have to insure to all the residents it is absolutely 100 percent to do
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so because we have proper design enforcement and education. i'm hoping through this process we continue to do the temporary urgent work which i think is important we continue to move in a parallel and swift track making sure we have protected bike lanes. having being able to visit a bike infrastructure in copenhagen i got to see what it was like to be in the city where 2/3 of the residents bike on a daily basis and believe they are able to do so because everyone rides slower and speed enforcement is essential for hitting vision zero. if we have a city with lass cars on the road we have to guarantee greater safety and other modes of transportation. i hope through the committee and upcoming hearings we can do the work. commissioner wiener is a huge advocate for transportation would like to make
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opening remarks. >> that you -thank you very much commissioner kim. you know, commissioner kim and i from time to time had disagreements on issues but this is a issue in terms of street safety where we have been hand and glove and commissioner kim has been very supportive of the work that i have done in the area and i've been supportive of commissioner kims work and have to band together and be united to insist this just stops and that we stop with the death and carnage we continue to see on our streets and insist our city departments move faster and in a more coordinateed manner to get these projects implemented to insist that the funding be there and to insist that we stop with the excuses for
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getting this done. this is a issue that is intensely personal for me and i know for a lot of people. we all know someone or know of someone who has been injured or in some cases killed on our streets due to the unsafe conditions and due to unsafe street design and that has to change. i attended the vigil for mrs. flatary at 7th and howard and i don't want to attend more vigils and don't want them to have to happen because the deaths should not be happening. they are all 100 percent preventable. this does not have to be how our city is. a few years ago i authored a legislation to mandate our
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city departments coordinate toort and actually talk to each other when there are disputes about street design changes. we have seen some improvement in the indepartmenteal coordination but have to keep moving that forward. i authored legislation to change the fire code because we have this unfortunate situation where fire code which comes out of texas for those who follow these things is very focused on having street that are really wide and we have these very suburden design standards imposed on our city so we work to change the fire code to make it easier to have bulb outs and other measures we know, that save lives. i'm working on legislation to require when the fire department goes out to bid on
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designs for fire trucks, that it has to include criteria in the rfp about having the trucks be more agile and more able to navigate narrow city streets because we have this attention and sometimes we have push back from the fire department about the size of their trucks and desire on the fire departments parts to have wider streets. we know this from south of market that wider streets means faster traffic, faster traffic means more collisions and more serious collisions and there is a direct correlation between overly wide streets and more and more serious injuries and more deaths and so we have to keep pushing absolutely protected bike lanes are critical but that isn't the only thing we need, we need to continue to move our city toward 21 century
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street design. we have all the facts we need to know what we need to do to have safer streets and you have my commitment that we will keep moving in that direction. i apologize i can't stay but will have to switch with supervisor yee to go to rules committee for sales tax that will have funding for collision and vision zero. i guess i'll wait for supervisor yee so i don't break the quorum. >> we would like to call up director of sfmta to begin it the presentation and got the press announcements of the 57 project jz curious to see that list and where we are prioritizing.
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>> thank you supervisors and thank you for the opportunity to be here to talk about vision zero. thank you also for your leadership on the issue and challenging us and reminding us as you said, the deaths-every death on the street is preventable including the two-- >> i'm sorry, we just lost quorum and-- we will have to recess the meeting until another member walks in. i sincerely apologize to members the public because i know you are here to speak but can't continue committee hearing without a >> [committee reconvened] >> i will hand the gavel back to the chair, commissioner norman yee
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and if we can begin it presentation with tom maguire >> are we on item 5? okay. >> okay. thank you again supervisors for your leadership and challenging and remining the death in the streets of san francisco is preventable including the two that took place last wednesday. [inaudible] killed by hit and run drivers on jfk and howard. they were riding their bikes and following the rules and none of the excuses we sometimes hear about cyclist responsibilities come into play. they were killed because of the irresponsible choices of two drivers on the streets. we hear and share the urgency and outrage we heard from the community in san francisco and
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agree that these tragagys were preventable. we believe these were criminal reckless acts we can engineer and enforce and educate to keep the streets safe and a big part is call for better bike lanes in the city. i will talk about the work we are doing to make streets safer for cycling in san francisco as part the vision zero 2016 projects. since the listing of the bike plan injuckz in 2010 san francisco is moving to expand the bike network. all most 20 percent since 2010. at that time we had no bike lanes or protected bike lanes. since then we built 13 protected and 14 miles of [inaudible] in san francisco. we have smalled on a steady case starting with jfk drive and
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[inaudible] polk street in 2014 and 2015 protected bike lanes on [inaudible] also separated bike lanes on san jose avenue, golden gate, [inaudible] we also have over 20 active bike safety projects in planning design or construction and in 2015 will implement over 10 miles of new or upgraded bike facilities in san francisco. these are mix of protected bike lanes, buffer bike lanes and transformative streetscape projects like polk street, masonic avenue and folsom street. these projects are significant safety and infrastructure investments in each of these corridors. we know we
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can always domore and better and faster and that something that we hear loud and clear from the city leader and community. i asked the bike program to look at $90 million inest ivistment and look to see if upgrading protected bike lanes is the tool to keep cyclist safe on the streets because we hear loud and clear for more protected bike lanes thrrchlt are other ways the process is getting better. changes to california environmental quality act championed by board of supervisors and planning commission. new funding measures like a and prop d in 2014 and sales measures like prop k help to allocate more to street safety projects. more will be needed to achieve the vision as a world class biking city. there are other
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assects besides engineeringism we have to do this the right way and inwork with communities and engage the people on the corridors and work with the communities to make sure there is broad support in neighborhoods across the city and that helps face the tough decision. we know engineering isn't a [inaudible] one of the tragic connecting threads between the fatalities last week is excessive speed. we know excessive speed turns near misses into collisions and collisions into fatalitiesment there is a tool [inaudible] nob automated safety camera. cameras can [inaudible] 141 communities across the united states have asc. portland, washington dc, new york but the tool isn't allowed
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in california. it is a life saving technology and need a change in state law to get it. automated speed enforcement is also not a silver bullet and includes engineering safer streets and programs to keep the users safe and that is why the next generation of projects include all of the [inaudible] we just launched a vision zero priority projects website on the vision zero site where 57 projects that we are bringing forward for vision zero are mapped interactively. it allows members of the public to track the progress and scope key mile stone s and track if we are on track to deliver what we promised in 2017. as i
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said, the projects cover a range of initiatives both engineering enforcement and education. 22 major capital projects completed by 2017, range from quick and effective projects to major corridor transformation. 21 more capital projects that achieve mile stones such as completion of environmental review or the construction bidding. 14 non infrastructure projects including city wide communication strategy and other things that will supplement the engineering projects to move away the culture of speeding and towards the culture of safety. these are projects and programs that cover every district in the city. there are projeths in all 11 districts. i will change the slide for a second. i want to put up the map and show a few examples of the projects. >> mr. maguire where on the projects do you list the priority projects?
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i'm on the site now. >> i will pull it up on the screen and walk you through it. there we go. this is the interactive website and i highlighted a project at sutter street. we identified a need to shorten the crossing distance and protect pedestrians in the very congested intersections in the tenderloin. we are installing 4 pedestrian bulbs at each intersection. you can click on the dot and see a description of the project. >> how do you get there? >> >> i'm there. do i go to about or safety and action. >> if you are on the home page, maps and data and-- >> that is where members of the public can fine all the priority
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projects? okay. >> you have description of the scope and expected completion date. the status of the project is on schedule if that is to change you see it here first. this is minute to make this transapparent as possible for each of the projects. i also mentioned not all our projects are engineering projects. we also got some enforcement education things on here. for example, one othf important evaluation efforts is department of public health to assess the full medical care cost related to transportation injuries and fatalities. it is a important documentitation process that will make the argument for vision zero funding. this is tracked the same a engineering project.
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you can see the scope and milestone when we expect to meet it and notes whether we are on or off schedule. that is the way the information is organized. we are trying to move-trying to more and more towards a tool to be as transparent as possible with the public and as we did with the first generation of 24 month projects we will deliver what we promised to do and what you challenge us to do. >> if you just want to look at a list of all the upcoming projects without going on the map, what link do you go to there? >> if my colleague mari hunter who mastered this can come up? >> on the website at the bottom you see this table here. well, for some
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reezten is cutting off a discussion was held -cutting off the bottom quarter. below is a table of the city wide projects and it was requested we include all engineering projects so in the process updating it rather than just being able to locate them on the map and making sure it is a full list. currently it is non infrastructure, the table below, but we'll update with all projects. >> it isn't showing on my website, the tab you are roughering to. for the sake of ease of use i think it would help to have a link that lists by name all the priority projects so people can identify and understand what is in the hopper and what they may want to advocate for because they don't see it they don't believe it is a priority but the expectations stow the public can hold us accountable to make our
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stated goals. >> we'll make that happen. so, a few other ones i want to highlight in the enforcement world, we come to realize education and enforcement are a natural pair and worked with our safe speed campaign and sfpd to combine education and enforcement at the high crash locations around the city. starting in the summer we will do messaging on high crash and local targeted messaging about speeding which is often the cause of the fatal traffics. then launch a media push in september and in october go out with 140 hours enforcing the speeding traffic regulations on the streets where we have been
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getting drivers message about cutting down on speed. it is a example of the data driven spirit of vision zero. going where the speed{crashs are happening and putting all our resources into enforcing the laws in those locations. we are continuing to [inaudible] sfpd with the speed guns they need to enforce the laws effectively and we continue to build the ground work for city wide safe speed campaign through focus groups and research and finding out what it is that motivates people to think twice about their behavior and cut down on excessive speeding. the communication strategy, something we have talked about for a long time are launching it. it is research
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and data drichben and based on trying to find a way to communicate with communities in high crash corridors with messages are based on focus groups and research. this is a example of the message we are putting out there. kill wg kindness, not with collisions making sure that we have a high visibility potent message that gets through and breaks through to people but it is research tested and it is really aimed at changing behavior and choices drivers continue to make and as recently last week causing fatalities on the streets. moving from the culture where excessive speed isn't a problem where safety is priority on the streets at all times. that is a overview of the next generation of 57 projects. look forward to any questions you have.
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>> seeing none,--commissioner kim. >> thank you chair yee. i want to try not to [inaudible] i know many members of the public want to speak. when you say that a plan to do 132 hours a week of total enforcement, what does the city do in total number of hours enforcement hours? is this combined s frksfmta and sfpd. >> [inaudible] sfpd is able to give the mubing and speeding violations. it is in addition to the- >> in addition. do we have a rough estimate of how many hours are dedicated currently? >> captain--
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>> [background speaking] >> would you like to come up because if you are watching on line-just to be on the record and on the mic. thank you so much. >> you are speaking to our regular enforcement hours. they vary week to week. we run a different operations. we do speed enforcement. we also do pedestrian related enforcement focused on the 5 enforcement. we responds to citizens complaints regarding non focus on the 5 enforcement so we try to balance it all out and we move the enforcement operation from district to district and try to get the most we can out of our resources. in the near future i believe that we will operational in the fall, october if i'm not mistaking with sfmta speed
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grant and we'll use all 10 district stations will participate in the speed grant including the traffic company for speed enforcement. >> so, it is hard to gauge 132 additional hours means if we dont have a range of what currently sfpd is able to do. do you have a range of traffic enforcement? >> i have to break down my personnel. we have 50 motorcycle officers assigned to me as traffic officers. a portion of time is conducted with traffic enforcement and investigate traffic collisions that do take away from enforcement >> knroe sfpd is stretched to cover so many different arenas so it isn't a fault question, it just helps gauge what 132 hours means if i understand how many hours we-if i know we
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do 50 today, 132 is a significant increase and you can get a sense of what the public can hope to expect with increased enforce. ment >> i'll get a response to you. there are a lot of variations. >> i get it. i'm sure there are huge variations but even a broad sense of what the range looks like. >> absolutely. >> for sfmta to director maguire, beginning vision zero enforcement conversation we learned sfmta to do increased enforcement work. it isn't a traffic moving violation in the same with sfpd but parking violations with cars block the box and double park in bike lanes and so it is great also to get a commitment from sfmta to increase their parking control officers to be dedicated towards more traffic enforcement as well. >> i'm glad you pointed out that. there are things the parking
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control officers do and can do. they were out last night working with police officers at the golden gate avenue bike lane. issued 74 moving violations. [inaudible] also able to move a few double parkers and provide a deturnt as well. double parking is such a important thing to enforce with bike lanes. >> i just think with the limited resources that sfpd has, it is great to augment that with sfmta in enforcement as well. it is important we make sure we enforce street parking and think sfmta does an amazing job giving parking tickets. i get several in my own spot. i think it is equally important for the public to see sfmta enforcing double parking on the bike lane. the videos and pictures we get on triter are infearating to
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see how cars and drivers use the bike lane. when i bike i see it as well. i'm not a strong biker so for me to move out of the bike lane is frightening and discourages me from biking when that happens so getting people in the behavior of doing that is important. there is nothing more frustrating than seeing the green paint go down and see excited when we see the bike lane and feeling it isn't for a cyclist. my second set of question is speed enforcement cameras and i know this is a state legislation issue and the state does want allow for us to do speed enforcement, they allow red light cameras only. what if the city put in our own speed enforcement cameras? and we issued letters of notices instead of tickets? can we be creative thinking about the cameras to change behavior because we know sfmta and sfpd can not be at all the high injury
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corridors 24/7. can we examine other ways of speed enforcement without changing state law? >> that's good question and something we have been investigating. i don't have a answer for you as to whether that is illegal or not, something we are working with the city attorney on. i do think there are issuewise the speed cameras around privacy and the relationship with the drivers upon we are enforcing. we don't want to undermine the case for speed enforcement at the state or city level with any pilot actions, but i am not dismissing your question. it is a good question and something we are investigating. >> you know, the city that often challenges the law when we think a value is more important than what we are allowed to do and i think-i dont want to compare this to gay marriage, but san francisco defied laws
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in the past when we felt there was a right or value that is a incredible priorthy for the city and in this case it was the right to choose who you love in a public manner and i think in a similar way i mean now i am getting tired of waiting and feel at a certain point we have to stand up and say we'll do this because it is the right thing to do. if the state is not ready to save lives in our city then we'll do it and challenge state law on that. our priority is insureing that our residents stay alive. we live in a city where more people are killed by cars than guns and think we have a mandate to had residents to challenge i think other entities to insure we are make thg city as safe as possible. not a question, more of a statement. my last question is this, tom, you and i have had many conversations about the speed with which projects come on the
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ground and think it is important to highlight for members of the public that dont get to hear our conversations, it is frustrating to feel like someone has to die for a project to go into place and the example that i had given to you is folsom street. we had been pushing for a bike lane on folsom street and after omally [inaudible] passed after she was killed a bike lane went in all most immediately and never seen sfmta move that quickly. to wait another two years for howard bike lane to come in which seemed to have the same challenges. it appears from a sitven perspectives that government moves when something tragic occurs. how can we insure we are able to move through on the projects in a timely manner without a death seeming to be the initiative that gets the speed portion of the process through? >> i think there is a resource
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issues and process issues. i think from the resource point of view we are putting more resources into bike safety projects and vision zero projects than we have been. there are 90 million in the capital plan and that wasn't the case 5 or 10 years ago when some of the projects were motivated to design. we have the staff and capabilities we never had before so that is one way to shorten the timeline. the other is process. it is very important for us that we work with communities and don't plan on communities but with communities but it is also important that we are very clear about our goals going into some of the street redesign processes like polk and masonic and second and 6th that are challenging and disagreements about what the final design should look like. we are trying to in an effective and
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community partner way move through the planning process just as quickly as possible. >> my final question that i want to get to public comment--you came originally from new york and new york is often highlighted as not the gold standard but a standard we hope san francisco can meet and maybe it is easy to see they are moving faster on vision zero commitments because we don't live there, but it feels protected bike lanes came to new york and were implemented fairly quickly. a question i get is why cant we do the same? what are the barriers and challenges in san francisco that are not the same in new york and what can we do to overcome it? >> i think there are a couple changes in the last year that make us more like new york. the reform of ceqa was a huge change. that was a very
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unique process unique to cal that made it hard to change streets quickly and that doesn't exist in any other state. with ceqa we evaluate on sustainability rather than traffic congestion. that is a big difference and we are just start toog reap the benefits >> in the case of the golden gate bike lane which moved fairly quickly, what was the difference with that project with ceqa reforms and what can the public expect? >> under the previous interpretation of ceqa we spend months analyzing traffic congestion at every intersection along the corridor. now we look will this move toward the sustainability and safety goal squz if the answer is yes, the ceqa process is aimateer of days ratheren thamonths
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>> how much time do you think you saved post ceqa reform? >> i don't know the number but you can measure in months. >> thank you. >> first of all, i want to reinforce commissioner kim's comments about the speed radar not the speed radar but speed lighting. even though the state seem tooz control things, i would say that when i took-when the city took on the tour buses, the same statements were made and we passed our legislation. i'm still hopeful the state will follow suit, but we were able to begin enforcing some of the notion of if you are driving a tour bus you shouldn't give the tour.
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if there is anything we can do to extradite commissioner kims suggestion i will be very supportive of it. thank you very much. right now i like to go ahead and take public comments on this issue on issue number 5. i have a few card so these people come up first. cathy deluca, alice rogers and nicole [inaudible] come and line up to your right on this side and any speakers after them you can line up right behind them. >> good afternoon chair yee and commissioner kim. i'm cathy delukea policy and program madgejure from walk san francisco and actually our executive drether nicole [inaudible] will come up shortly to speak to our reaction to the tragedies. i had
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planned to speak to the specific items of number 5. we are excited to see the mta has a map showing projects coming up and a list of programs. just like commissioner kim stated, we would like to see a list the projects, the specific of the projects so we can track them and it is clear what is going on chblt we like to see the number of miles. we like to see the number of miles in low income communities and communities of color. and also want to see how substantial the improvements are. a lot of projects have a pedestrian bulb here and there based on a history of collisions but we want to look at the map and list and see how extensive and substantial the improvements are because we only have 8 years left to reach the goal so we need the information to know whether we are reaching our goals. we just want to reiterate about having the information. when i was here 2 or 3 months
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ago at the last sfcta meeting i urged the surprisers to be vision zero leaders in their district and we'll ask to keep doing that. make sure the projects in your districts are robust vision zero praumgects with robust safety features because you do have influence. keep pushing mta on project delivery. we can't wait for someone to get killed and we need you to lead that with all of us so thank you for that. >> thank you. >> good afternoon commissioneratize. alice roger and member of vision zero coalition and on the board of south beach mission bay rincon association. there is so much to address in the many iletms being reviewed today that we appreciate the hearing. i really want to thank you supervisor kim and commissioner kim and yee for
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setting a new stronger tone about what we need to do going forward. i work around the edges of the safety issue a little and i don't want to stamp my foot and say, enough is enough before i thank all of the people working on a daily basis to help diligently. so, please thank you everybody. going forward, in our neighborhood we do feel like it is a [inaudible] game with [inaudible] if one intersection gets a pco it means another intersection doesn't so we are sort of pitting neighborhoods against neighborhoods on our high congestion corridors. you also have a moving target and don't know if there is a way to work with developers rerouting traffic through small
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neighborhoods and putting them at greater risk. often times there are poorer site lines and older people not expect ing traffic and it is increasing danger. keep up the good work. thank you. >> thank you. >> hi. good afternoon chair yee and commissioner kim. nicole [inaudible] exectesk director of walk san francisco and here today to talk about the 19 people who have been killed on our streets so far this year. each one of these crashs were preventable whether it was [inaudible] harris. or kate or heather killed last week. each one of these crashs is preventable and should never have happened and that is why we came to adopt vision zero 2 and a half years ago and you were the champions do that and continue to be those
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champions. as you know, we are here a quarter a way towards the 10 year goal. 25 percent of the way towards the 10 year goal and haven't reduced any deaths or serious injuries on our streets. so, what does that mean for us? so, it is depressing but it is also -it has to be also a call to action and reinitiate that sense of urgency because we know these crashs are preventable and know we can do something to change them. i think we have two opportunity one is reshape thg streets that we walk, bike and travel on. i'm not talking about a couple of painted intersections, those are great. painting bulb outs but we need to transform streets like we are doing on masonic and need to do that
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everything where on high injury corridors. a small number of streets and it needs to happen now. we need to adopt automated speed enforcement. this my call to action to everyone in the room, all our constituents, everyone we communicate with is to sign a petition to demand to use automated speed enforcement here in san francisco. thank you. >> thank you. >> nicole, what was it again that people need to look at to sign? >> it is a petition to support automated speed enforcement and the link is bit. ly/safety not speed. this is the policy goal to win speed enforcement in san francisco. we need to the legislators to take this
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seriously and understand speed isn't a target, it is a limit and it is illegal to speed in our city. >> i want to ask you a question. i know there is a group just started or trying to get started and hopefully in the future they will play a big role and the name of that group is what again? are they part of this effort? >> yes, we have a group that we are working on with supervisor yee called famelies for safe streets and this is a group of people who have lost loved ones to traffic crashs or those who have been injured themselves in traffic crashs and this group is prioritizing automated speed enforcement as their number 1 campaign strategy this year. if anyone out there has been a victim of a traffic crash or seriously injuryed or lost a loved one or
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even dealing with the impacts of a severe injury on a loved one, we encourage people to get involved supporting the effort and can contact [inaudible] sf for more information. >> next up. >> hi. >> i'm a citizen of san francisco and live in the sun set and have my 3 children here, probably heard them. i have a bike with a box on the front and i do not drive in the city. i bike my children all over the city and i-since i live on the south part of golden gate park i'm very concerned about the death of heather because i bike past it every day and now we bike past her ghost bike and it is my and my children and my kids know what a ghost bike is. i'm concerned about golden gate
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park because on the [inaudible] there are no enforcement and cars speed, they do not give right of way where [inaudible] it is extremely dairjs to bike through the park and this is a park. i know a lot of people focus on the city streets but i don't know understand why there isn't more focus on the parks. that really bothers me. >> your children are welcome to street as well. they have their own time. >> thank you. >> we appreciate you making this effort. i can see [inaudible] >> thank you for being here. >> hi. my name is bobby [inaudible] i live in the mission and have a small
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company called flying [inaudible] we have cars speeding so fast past our comrus we have to increase the frame rate. we do 15 frames per second. just a couple days we saw a car with no lights driving probably 50 or 60 miles per hour so we the h to increase the frame rate to see the car. this isn't just a isolated case. i have been riding bikes here since 195 and hit 4 fimes and put in the emergency room once. i feel i'm the enforcement where rather than expecting a police officer or someone explain the lane is clear, it is left to citizens to say, please can you keep the cars. on a block on folsom in the mission we see 10
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or 15 cars in the bike lane. i talk today a business and said the only solution is for me to come in every time i saw a car and tell them to move the car out of the lane. they know it is a problem they expect me to stop my bike and come in. i feel it isn't prioritized to leave it to the city or the police t is left to citizens which is part the reason we installed the cameras and see quite a bit of bike threfts and cars used as weapons in bad and dangerous ways. thank you. >> thank you. >> hello committee. thank you for entertaining us today. my name is devon warner a member the bike advisory committee working in district 1. we had a big meeting this week and i wanted to report a little about that. we had officer [inaudible]
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miller was there and his colleagues, his name is escaping me now, however, they didn't have the information that i have seen here today and thank you for bringing that in. i think the biggest issue that we heard at the bike advisory committee meeting is perceived lack of enforcement of moving violation in san francisco. not to speeding but blowing through red lights, the blowing of stop signs. if i was a mta officer or police officer i could give out numerous tickets a day because i am on my bicycle and i would like to sups and mta about enforcement i know we can't have a cop on every corner. i appreciate the camera effort and think that is really important. i'm
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in touch with the moms and survivors on the committee just mentioned a minute ago -what i hear from them is the heart break they feel when they put a ghost bike up for someone who has been killed and that goes-cut down by the dpw and thrown in the trash. i would like to ask you to make a moratorium on the dpw plfs removal of ghost bikes. we put up two ghost bikes this week, not me personally but i visited both ghost bike squz they are beautiful and important tribute for the whole community. as a member the bac i will be proposing a resolution to you so we can come up with guidelines for the future. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you for bringing that up about
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dpw. i'm sure commissioner kim and qu will look into it. >> thank you so much. >> hi. my name is bradmic mins and live and work in the city. i have a few comments about the strategy for vision zero and in particular the goal for 2024. it is great to hear today and see the visibility into the projects being worked on. in terms of reaching the goal by 2024, i'm curious how tragedy like the one this past wednesday factor into the realty of meeting this goal. i'm wondering when something like this happens you sit back and think that yeah, things are going fine, we are making progress and we are on track, or if
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something like this happens and you think, we need to work harder or maybe push the date back. maybe 2026, 2028 smj something like that. i'm asking if this date of 2024 is realty or something that it is floated around? curious about that. and also, just wanted to bring up the topic of empathy. i guess i feel like this word is thrown around a lot and hear about it and you can see a lot of the people here effected by these things and i can tell you when you witness a crash like this it really changes you. just think about that when people talk about the changes and making safety improvements. on many sides it is about making it safer and not about making the roads go
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faster. >> thank you very much. >> nice to meet you in person. >> brian [inaudible] i live in the mission. i just wanted to highlight one asspect of vision zero i think is important but doesabout get discussed enough. vision zero is goal of endsing road deaths. our goal isened road deaths and take the measures to do this even if it makes it slower to drive or more difficult to park. i want to bring this up now because i think this is where your leadership as supervisors is so so important. i know that this is politically difficult to make the trade offs, but i'm here to ask you as supervisors who have been leaders on the vision zero campaign to be
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willing to make those trade offs. to be willing to say to citizens and your constituents, i know you want more parking spaces and you want to drive conveniently but we as a city have decided safety is more important. i worked on political campaigns and know it is really hard to do that so if we are not going to achieve our goals nlsh unless we are able to do that so here to ask for your continued leadership and be willing to make the tough tough trade offs and say we are willing to make the changes and take space away from driving and car parking if that is what we need it do to make our streets safer. thank you. >> good afternoon, thank you very much commissioners for your attention to this urgent matter. i also want to thank commissioner wiener for strong words of support. i'm margaret
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mccarthy and drether of interroom director of bike coalition. all our hearts were broken last wednesday to hear of these terrible and preventable crashs that result in the death of heather [inaudible] and kate. 1 thousand people have written e-mails to the mayor of san francisco demanding urgent action for safe streets. this past tuesday a block away from the crash, over 200 people stopped in just about 90 minutes to write post cards to the mayor demanding safer streets. the cry is being heard across our city. we came here today to demand real change and real leadership from our city leaders most especially the mayor. what do we find? i appreciate the presentation of the 57 projects mentioned, however the press release from the mayors office detail
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thg projects presents them as new. this is not correct. these are urgent projects we support and greatly needed in san francisco but the mayor should not present existing work as new work as if in response to the fatal collisions. we are shocked by the seeming attempt to mislead the press, city leaders and people of san francisco. this is not the urgent action and visary leadership our city needs to deliver safer street for every person in san francisco. we demand real action from the mayors office and demand it now. thank you. >> any other speakers for this item? >> hi. i want to thank you for your time. my name is marti [inaudible] liver in bruno heights. i know
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we talked about and want to cover all streets and make them safe but it roles down to stats and numbers. i have 5 points. i think we should concentrate the effort on the well used bike routes rather than a bread scope of changes. on vulinsia street rather than folsom or 7th rather than 5th. we should expand efforts whether to maintain a level of effort to keep the streets safe for bicyclists rather than add more. on evans avenue there are [inaudible] okay to bike here but i think it is dangerous. the pot holes and crevices are ridiculous mps they indicate it is okay to bike but doesn't seem it is such. number 3, there is low hanging fruit. on my bike ride up here, how about there is a turn lane in
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the middle of valencia that is useful. that is 10 feet of space. why not eliminate the turning lane in the middle and actually put two cars then put parallel parking then you use the 10 feet for protected parallel [inaudible] put the bike lanes close toor the street. that is a well used path by a lot of bicyclist and think it is something that is something someone needs to do. 4, consider speed humps that are narrow enough for vehicles with a wide wheel base such as a bus, ambulance or fire truck. it will slow cars down but not have effect on the emergency vehicles. lastly, enforce utility and repair crews to meet the safe biking zone. just last week i lost control of my bike in a paul hole left by a repair crew 20 feet
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from a bike medallion on presidio avenue. thank you. >> before the next speaker comes up i like to note commissioner avalos is here to join us and will replace commissioner campos on this committee for now. as a temporary measure. >> my name is mark sullivan. i would like to talk about hard things and soft things. we need more hard enforcement of rules and need more hard infrastructure and need engineering at work. over the past few years we have gotten many more bike lanes on the streets and they are graitd accept we can't use them because the cars park there, the taxi and trucks park in there and when a individual asks a
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driver to please move out of the way into the open parking spot to your right very often that is met with indifference or threats of violence. this is not a solution that can be policed by normal citizens. we need authoritative officers here. we need engineering. others have talked about that. i won't add more. automatted speed cameras, i think that will help and like more of that. we also would like the softer side in that we vulnerable people walking around on foot and bicycle without 3 thousand pounds of steel around us are the vulnerable people and as we interact with the people that are incased in steel, we are vulnerable. as we ask police officers to step up and say, please would you ask that car that is blocking the bike lane to move
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out of the way so i don't need to merge into other traffic. sometimes the police officer, no, i have other stuff to do. when i was at the bicycle advisory committee two days ago, i asked the officers there to please protect us. please product the vulnerable people. i asked that of the police and ask that of these commissioners. thank you. >> thank you. next. >> hello everyone my name is [inaudible] i live in the pan handle and speak on behalf of some people who can't be here today because they are at work. one of the big points i want to make is this starts with enforcement. we saw day in and day out you will see valencia street a parking lot and golden gate park a street track and there seems to be a sense where people are giving up. i see other
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communities like new york city when you look at central park, everything about 72 is [inaudible] the city took-it brought bikes back in, people went back to the park. you look at golden gate park before cars were so big there were more people in the park. the communities were healthier. for the two women murdered last week, female cystalist say it is big fear. they don't feel as empowered to get in the main lane as you said commissioner kim. affordable housing is the cheaper way to get around the city to ride a bike so this is one of the ways where we can put the policy changes into effect. we understand the police are stretched and can't always do all the traffic enforcement, but there are studies done time and again that shows removing cars
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in certain thorough fairs and opening up to people commuting on bikes we have less drug use. we have less petty crime. we can free up police to actually do traffic enforcement and focus on other things. these are a couple things that i felt from friends that couldn't be here and want to feel safe in the city they live and pay taxes to. thank you. >> thank you. next. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is lisa u and i'm a chinatown community development center and part of campaign academy that is working on pedestrian safety for the past year. so far a lot of the people that mentioned in the public comments saying that has been the initiative of putting things into action and it is sad to hear that. that is more--i live in chinatown and the past collision this year
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that happened on powell and broadway and also just recently the one on columbus and stockton is close to my home. two blocks away and three blocks from my house. another recent case the two cyclist killed, we know that cyclist safety is just as important as pedestrian so hope new improvements will benefit or be safe for cyclist and pedestrian. [inaudible] we have been working on different presentations and also [inaudible] we give our [inaudible] and presentations in chinese and english so they can learn how to be safe in the streets. that is one thing we take part in educating the community so as supervisors and like to see more enforcement and also more engineering to make everyone
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safer for pedestrians and also cyclist. thank you. >> >> hello, afternoon commissioners. i'm david from visitation valley. i'm also a youth at chinatown community development center and such a massive effort in the vision zeeree project it is devastating these two incident happened at these high-speed corridors. for this year atcome pain academy we have worked on pedestrian safety along kearny street and not too long ago there was the right angle scramble implementation at clay and kearny. one of the recent projects is taking senior resident in chinatown and doing workshops and walk audits with them and of course there are chinatown seniors so something they want is scramble systems. it makes the streets
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slower and less hectic and everyone goes when it is their time to go. they were concerned for pedestrian safety and seniors in chinatown cared that pedestrians are safe and don't get injured. when we see a passion of the seniors in chinatown it gives me hope that something like vision zero is possible as long as the right engineering is done and good enforcement is done for the engineering. thank you. >> good morning. [inaudible] one thing about the accident [inaudible] supervisor peskin talk about-- [inaudible] my own experience in the city in the night time a
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[inaudible] speeding [inaudible] >> good afternoon. my name is randle and live in the lower haight. i'm here to talk about soma is my job is a bike messenger and my assigned area is south of market area. after the tragedy on wednesday, i road howard from embarcadero to division street and surprised to find there was only 4, 25
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mile hour speed limit signs and also 3 of those are obstructed by trees and not visible to drivers. i dont think anybody knows that the streets in the soma are 25 miles a hour. i think a lot of people assume they are probably 35 or maybe 45 mile hour streets and we need to do something about making sure that the existing signs are visible and clear to drivers. the other point i like to make today is i'm a new resident to san francisco and chose to move here because it is i think one the best cities for bicycleing in the country if not the world and but i chose to move here over chicago but one thing i like about chicago is they have a program called safe route
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program and [inaudible] there are some programs that are administered by the city and non profit group jz their outreach organizations on the streets to talk to people about safe bicycleing and also just create awareness on streets that bicyclists are here and do that by setting up tents and having events and passing out fliers and haven't seen anything like that as far as that type of event. i think that type of funding should be sought out and those type of programs should be implemented as part of our vision zero program. >> thank you. any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. any comments commissioners? which item
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would you like to speak on? come on up. sorry, we will reopen public comment. >> sorry, like a lot of us i'm dealing with 5 different things happening concurrently. i was glad to be able to get in here and speak. look, this is mad lan [inaudible] started [inaudible] 3 and a half years ago and realized [inaudible] most to the people in the room behind me talking to them, you are not the people really who need to be addressed. we know that with like the signing the pen, one signature things could change over night. i make a plea to put it on the record. you heard all the stories of tragedy and everything. we all know about this. this is all most a crazy scenario we are living 3
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repeatedly and getting worse and will be more so. i like to come from the point of view the cost. 3 years ago i did a good cost analysis it is at least 23 million a year the city spends not included administrative and legal cost on what this is doing t. is not only outreach but the fire department call outs and police call outs. we will get updated figures on that but have to pay attention to the fact that we have one arena our budget is hemorrhaging and there are many other things the city can doing rather than sweeping up disaster. what i really want to point out is i'm helping with a young crew of urban tacticians putting down their own cones on golden gate avenue. they do not want to be killed and they also by
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the way are protecting all the people in the tenderloin who are benefited by having some traffic calming that the cones provide. one has already been assaulted trying to maintain the new bike lane there. he was assaulted. he is getting press coverage so the city will have to deal with that as well. there are young people gathering to help with this effort. helping to pay for new traffic cones and place them and collect them. this has to be addressed immediately. the moral cast and financial cost is deadly. thank you. >> any other public commenters? seeing none, public comment is really closed. commissioners any comments about this? commissioner avalos. >> thank you and i'm sorry i couldn't have been here for the whole hearing or all of the items today. i know
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that the city has been making effort on engineering enforcement education. i'm so still very alarmed that we still continue to see the same level of high -we have similar fatalities and severe injuries that continue to stay at high levels and don't seem to go down. i have been concerned about the education effort not being as robust as it can be. we did put money in the budget last year to augment what was available for education, but to me if i don't see there is education program happening, then perhaps it isn't happening as well as it could and i'm not saying it is a visible thing. the education program to me is something that gets
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inside the consciousness of people whether they look for it or not and we haven't gotten to the level of saturation yet. i have been concerned about the type of enforcement going on and we are not focused on the highest injury corridors. laest year i looked at doing legislation that would prioritize where the police enforcement does efforts not just looking at people who are not completely stopping at stop signs but doing the work of insureing there is enforcement at the highest injury corridors for cyclist. i haven't seen the type of crack down we saw last summer. i'm still living with that sense there isn't a great deal of movement to do that focus on protecting cyclist that is really essential. i'm a rider in san francisco, i don't ride every day but at least once a week i ride to and from about 5 miles.
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there are a lot of cars parked in the middle of the bike lanes and it is very very frustrating to figure out what side the car i decide to go on, both sides are dangerous and don't think there is a lot of attention put in place on enforcement side to protect cyclist the way they could. that is just one example. so, i know that the city has taken this very seriously, but i'm still very alarmed where we are at. the last two fatalities last week are beyond tragic. it is devastating to see two can happen in a single day because we are not committed as much as we should be as a city. i know tom maguire from mta is here and he has been a champion but think we need to see overall coordination and
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cooperations with all departments overseeing the process of vision zero and i'm not convinced yet that is happening. thank you everyone for being here i wish we had this level of attention we had this week on this issue. it seems like we have a lot better track record than what we are seeing in san francisco. >> so, i want to thank the public coming out and expressing their frustration. i think all 3 of us share the same type of frustration. i know we are trying very hard to push policies that will get us to our goals. all 3 of us basically are thipging about new policies that continue to strengthen our efforts, so if you have
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ideas, let us know because none of us are shy about pursuing them. i too want to say that the education piece of this presentation was very short and that hopefully at our next meeting we could have a much more robust discussion about what is really going on with the education. what are our timelines to do things, how are we measuring whether we will be successful with our messaging or not and talk about how we do outreach to the community especially those that don't speak english. what are we doing about that? i hear a lot more at our next meeting. thank you anyway staff for the presentation. >> okay,--commissioner kim >> thank you chair yee. i asked a lot of questions at the beginning but to reiterate some things woo are
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hoping to achieve before the next hearing which will be heard probably at a board committee is getting a sense of what the next steps will be to actually move forward on protective bike lanes in san francisco. as i said, i appreciate sfmta's swiftness putting bike lanes on the ground and know they are faster to implement the protected bike lanes rchlt we are thrilled about the temporary activations, in the long term we just want to see the protected bike lanes actually happen. you know, knroe there are a lot of questions about the outcome versus the cost and whether protected bike lanes will have the impact that we would like to see, but i think frankly, if we get more people out on bikes whether you will see increased safety results or not, i think you will see more cyclists on the road if they feel they are truly protected when they bike in the
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city. being a policy maker being a very timed cyclist, i get off at every red light to make sure cars are not making a right turn on me and i think it is a lot to ask of our citizens to consider alternate modes of transportation when cars clearly have a very big advantage on the roads here in san francisco. i think commissioner wiener said it earlier, but we are tired of going to memorials and funerals and meeting friends and family members of amazing residents of lives lost that we know are 100 percent preventable. on twitter and facebook everyone wants more enforcement. i think we have to have a more concerted ert effort to give out warnings and notices and tickets to change behavior.
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finally, please tul us what you need for resources and get the projects on the ground. the issue that the bike coalition brought up at public comment about the 57 projects the mayor announced all being projects already in the pipeline is disappointed because exactly a year ago we sat the vision zero committee and commissioner yee and i looked at the list of 24 projects and questioned how many the projects had not been in place before we called for vision zero and to hear that we recycle projects as new initiatives i think is disengine ws to the public and need to actually put forward we-new projects to implement to say we are putting greater investment in vision zero in san francisco. it is nice to be joined by commissioner avalos and yee as we worked on the issue together and work with colleagues impacted by
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vision zero. thank you to all the members of the pub lic who cake. it is important to post on social media the things you see. one of the saddest things i learn is cyclist are buying go procameras so they can document what is happening in the bike lanes and seeing the videos on street blogs and fights and tension and conflicts because we don't engineer the streets better is upsetting to watch and upset toog see cars uses bike lanes so many fought to have. i think it is important to post those so we are aware what is happening and continue to distribute enforcement as citizens document them. >> okay, i guess the item is closed. we will go into item 3 and 4 together i guess.
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>> item 3, update on vision zero two strategy and 4- >> these are two separate things. we will just take item number 3. presenting will be >> good afternoon chair yee and commissioner kim and avalos. my name is megan wier, the director of the program on help equity and sustainability at san francisco department of public health and cochair of vision zero taskforce. we are also truly devastated by the recent fatalities and moved by the
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strong response today here during public comment. i think it is a reminder to allf ous how much more work we need it do as no death on the streets is acceptable. we recently launched the state of vision zero 2015 report that provides a update of the progress we have made towards the cities commitments toward reaching vision zeery zero and want to share a overview of that report is the entire report is included in your packet. briefly, by the numbers, highlights overall increase-total citations issued for the focus on the 5 violations as well as over 40,000 citations issued on the street each year. over 34 miles of safety improvements were made on the streets and tragically we are still seeing 31 people killed last
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year and we had 220 severe injury collisions. this is the trend chart of severe injury collisions as well as fatalities on the streets. as we have talked about today, we are not seeing the declines we want to see in deaths on the streets, however, what we do know is where they are happening and what the causes are and we know that the deaths are continuing to happen on the high injury network where we target. leading causes are factors we know we have solutions for that we are working to implement included speed accounting for a quarter of fatalities on the streets and automated speed enforcement being vision zeros top policy priority. with respect to education, highlights are the large vehicle safety training was completed and large
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vehicles targeted because we know when a large vehicle hits someone they are more likely to die. also the education strategy was developed and being implemented and know john [inaudible] looked forward providing a detailed update at the next meeting. there are mini grants administered to in in[inaudible] with respect to evaluation efforts we have a web base system to post fatalities and monitoring . it is a effort by mta, pda and department of public health. we are loorking to [inaudible] insure vision zero is data drirfben i using the most timely data to inform initiatives and make sure what we are doing works. our comprehensive surveillance system will be launched later this year that links police data with hospital data
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to better understand and capture injuries including the cyclist that are missed in police data. >> good afternoon, mari hunter from mta. i'll go through the last few slides quickly. as mentioned, we had the 24 projects in 24 months we were able to complete 30. we reached the target over 13 miles of treatments on the high injury corridors. we have the level of coordination we are working to make that more robust but we have established meetings with agency tooz insure we are most cost effective with our investments. finally, working to improve that awareness and as you -knowledge of the type of treatments we are doing, again so people better understand the trade offs. with key treatments that might take away
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space for parking or driving we want to make sure all the treatments are well known by the public. with respect to enforcement, focus on the 5 advancing. we made the police department made improvements, they are up to about 34 or 35 percent on the target to 50 percent. per the videos that were a joint werft advocates with walk sf bike coalition, the police officers are viewing those to improve training and better enforcement on the streets. we have been able to initiate the e citations program so with full deployment and implementation at the end of 2017. unforch tunately we were unable for enforce oment
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manslaurt unit about the da is working hard to make sure consequences are met. finally, for policy, we talked about automated speed enforcement quite bit today. the team is working to advance that policy and secure sponsor by the nds of the year. we a partnering with local and regional state agency tooz advance vision zero. the goal of zero making sure to have a consistitant experience not only in san francisco about around the region and state. we continue to work with policy makers to address issues like speed and finally, we were unable to complete in the sense that it is ready to go, but data processes with [inaudible] with the work of department of public health we have been able to improve our local data collection and evaluation process. finally,
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this is the report for 2015 to your action strategy which will end the end of this year and starting now to the end of the year we will be preparing to release a new strategy in january 2017 so we will work internally with stakeholders this summer and fall with that release at the beginning of next year. thank you. if there are any questions-- >> no questions. okay. thank you for your presentation. are there any public comment at this point? come on up. come on up. >> hi. mark sullivan again. on a specific slide it mentioned the
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completed and making progress towards 50 percent. i would like explanation about why making process towards the goal counts as completion? >> can you respond to that, please? >> yeah, the goal not to get to nit-picky but it was a goal without a find end date so we are considering with the institutionaling with all the districts they are making progress. complete in the sense that t is fully adopted by the police department to commit to 50 percent and focus on the 5 and that is increasing >> i guess you can make comments. this won't be a dialogue. thank you. >> good afternoon again. cathy
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delukea with walk san francisco. good afternoon chair yee this time and commissioners. we were happy to read the 2015 progress report but we stumbleed upon it on a blag post so were surpriseed it wasn't release today the vision zero community. another thing about the report and we shared with city staff, we all know we are not making report but the report there wasn't a sense of urgency in the report. the language of the report seemed problematic. there was language that, getting to vision zero will not be quick. we know it has to be quick. it has to be now. there is other language-we are just two years into a very long term commitment. 10 years isn't that long term. we need to be quick if we are going to save
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lives in the city so we know city staff is dedicated to reaching vision zero but for some reason the report seems like a malaise or a just accepting, this is the long haul r and will get there eventually and to me that isn't the attitude advocates or public want to see especially in light of the fatalities. the report contained language that seems like lack of credibility. getting to zero deaths require us all to get serious about traffic safety. well, that all most suggests the city hasn't been serious up to now so we don't need to get serious now, we had to have been serious all this time. i encourage the city to use strong language because we all know low how important this is. >> thank you. any other public
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comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. mrs. rogers, right? dulukea. sorry rogers was the second person. she was the second one after you. your comments were i think for me well taken. i hope that the staff will take it also as-i don't doubt in my mind the staff is passionate about this and i think it is-i think we need to reflect that in the language that we use hopefully in the future we will start doing thality. that. thank you very much. commissioner kim. >> thank you. i know this is there [inaudible] vision zero presentation about strategy and there are questions how the education component is going. we had conversations about education and know john oxwhite is here who has
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done educational campaigns and other arenas and curious if we have updates on what works. there is conversations about different messages and didn't seem to encourage driver tooz change behavior. where we are on that. the last vision zero committee meeting in march we had begin the large vehicle training program and if we can get a update on that as well. >> sure. so, i came to this meeting from our berkeley media studies group on the research they are doing about media and public discourse in san francisco. i'm not prepared because i had to leave that meeting early enough to get here. the research-we have conducted a significant survey in the way people think about speed and look
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at speed and their perception of speed in san francisco. i have done focus groups on messaging around speed and street safety and the studies research and analysis is we will have a report probably about 6 weeks before we are done. today was the result of the english language research. they are in the middle of the spanish language research and about to kick off the chinese media level research. all that is a way to say that we are hoping in two weeks to have-there was a image in the first presentation of one of the three campaign messages we are looking to go out with. we are looking to move forward when we come back in september hopefully you will have seen some of it but will have images that continues to highlight safety in san francisco streets is a problem, something
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we all need to rally behind to fix. that will be focus on i think what most the speakers today were speaking about as well, actual fatalities and people from the community and lives we are missing due to losing lives on san francisco streets. the second part is work ing on the social norming. the research is showing we need to work on changing perception that a certain number of people dying on the streets is the cost of doing business. that is what we have it do is move away from the idea we live in a big city and what not. i think theresearch we are doing is helping do that. lastly we have radio spots that we will be trying to address people in cars as they are driving on the idea vision zero isn't just a pipe dream t is places like sweden
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have seen significant changes in the safety of their roads. on top of that, we are work [inaudible] multilingual outreach firm doing outreach in [inaudible] and soma talking to people about the streets and street safety and trying to help bring people to the realization again help bring people to the visualization of what safe streets look like and additionally, we will run in july 10 [inaudible] training to bring somewhere between 90 and 150 community leaders into the vision zero conversation and really prepare them to go out to the community groups and talk to the community groups about vision zero. we have been successful receiving a grant from traffic safety that will start in october for
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motorcycle safety campaign, the first in san francisco. motorcycle fatalities on the streets are higher than bikes and motorist and second to pedestrians. as a part of the vision zero strategy we presented a year ago that was a key education campaigns. additionally, it wasn't talked about and i'll say hopefully tomorrow the sfmta's budget will be finalized but the sfmta made a significant commitment to safety education. there is a million a year for the next 2 years that is specifically coming from sfmta's budget so it is on top of the grant and what not. that money will be funding continued campaigns, will be funding additional community outreach on top of the outreach that is done with the add back money that the board
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of supervisors-i have to pretend you are two different organizations-provided last year and will be leveraging all the money that we received from you and the mayor over the course of this year which is developing the campaign, we'll use that money to get the campaigns up. it is expected you will be hearing radio adds in august for vision zero. [inaudible] and will see vision zero and antispeed campaigns throughout the fall. with the elections we don't want to try to compete with the election campaign. it gets a little noisy in october and november so we'll domore [inaudible] we expect to have a different campaign running every other month between now and next of june while we plan
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additional campaigns. i hope that isn't too much-safety work we are finalizing our training of the trainers. i think there is one final department, safety department in the city that hasn't been trained by walk san francisco and san francisco bike coalition who are doing the training. we have a curriculum on line. all of the drivers of large vehicles in the city have been provided with a link to the video and following-i know this isn't your question but we have work would city administrators office and will take the video that created for the passengers vehicle and include that in the upcoming defensive driving program the city administrateers office [inaudible] viewed by all city employees. >> at the next meeting if we can get a
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update on the percentage of drivers that actually took the training via the link yousent out if there is a way to track that. >> the only way to track it-i'll see what i can do. i can tell how many viewed the video. at public works they sat 50 people in a room and played the video. in that case we know 50 people were watching. there isn't a specific monitoring of each individual one. >> [inaudible] supervisor yees legislation on monitoring devices on all city vehicles is implemented which thankful to his office for leading. >> make a comment about the training. part of what i see is a flaw without knowing all the details of that type afftraining where you sit 50 people in a room and put a video there and i fall
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asleep and okay, i was there. if i take other trainings whether it is ethics or harassment is interactive with what you are watching, they ask questions and figure if you are really engaged with the training or not. it seems like what i'm hearing, you really can't monitor it. you don't know if anybody is listening to the training, so is there a way to include that? >> um, i will answer that two ways. all city employees will take the city administrateers defensive driving program which includes the video but will be like the ethics training, one that monitors how quickly you pace you way through so you caen be done
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in 15 minute and claim you saw the whole thing and it will be interactive. you will be asked questions which is similar to the training sfmta already offers to employees, spaiskly on the driver training when i say public works-i don't want to over state this but public works they center training meetings and this was something shown specifically at that, i don't think there is a way to sit someone in front of a 18 minute video and guarantee some have not zoned out a little bit but we work would walk san francisco and san francisco bike coalition and develop a curriculum that includes a worksheet that asks them to recall some of the things that they saw in the video and it breaks the video up actually into 4 segments so that there is a question and answer rkts interactive
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lessons as well and parts of the video. with the city folks we are hoping that each of the departments will be rolling that out. >> thank you for your answer. anything else? i took public comment, right? okay. i guess we'll close this item. next item, please. >> item 4, update on leading pedestrian intervals. this is information item. >> my name is james shahamiri with sustainability streets division with sfmta. i'm here to talk about lpi's. this is signal timing feature where we delay the green traveling to the cross walk. the walking end comes up
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and light turns green at the same time. we have the pulestrens cross first and gets them ahead of the vehicles and establish their legal right of way in the cross walk. san francisco started rolling out lpi in 1999 at 3rd and howard and reserve them with problematic intersections. as part the vision zero commitment and walk [inaudible] we are rolling out lpi's to more intersections city wide. now we focus on high injury corridors such as market street, mission, geary, 19th avenue and potrero. we are rolling out to more and more signals city wide. we are trining to balance effectiveness of the lpi with incuring delay to muni. as we evaluate each intersection we take a look at safety, delay
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and lpi is only effective if the first vehicle at the intersection makes a turn and somebody is waiting to cross. for a particular approach if there is a low turning volume or pedestrian volume with high community volume we may opt to not do lpi for that approach. we start from the viewpoint to do lbi's unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. >> i actually have a question that is not quite part of your presentation, but because more recently a woman in a walker stopping on the street and was pointing out that she is trying to get across putola and she never gets across before it changes. it has nothing to do with the delay or anything.
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the way she gets across is signal changes and she is waving something half way across to stop cars to keep walking. i'm just wondering this is something for maybe the future, but do we have technology where if somehow you can press a button or activate the street light to actually give a longer time for those on walkers? you press the button and get more seconds. i'm sure there is technology to block that. what i-i understand not everybody is on walkers so don't need it all the time, but for those few-actually it isn't
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few, that are still trying to live a life and go across the streets it is very difficult for them. it is a openeneded question. >> yeah, there has been a option to do something like that and i'm not sure if it is still a option available but our preference is to get feedback from people when they don't have enough time to cross at a intersection and prerf to retime the intersection so it always has additional time so people don't have to press a button. we rather it just has more time available every cycle so encourage folk tooz contact us and we can evaluate the intersection to see if we can provide additional time. >> i'm contacting you. >> please do. >> this person i saw on the street and didn't take her information. i said i will follow up. this is somebody that e-mailed me i wouldn't have
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understood what she was talking about but i watched her walk. she was talking about putola and vicente. >> we'll look at it. >> commissioner kim >> i'm a fan the [inaudible] when they are put into place south of market i think it makes a tremendous difference to have pedestrians go first before the car. i want to be supportive of that program movering forward. >> i don't want to take away from that but thought i had to bring it upment any other questions? any public comments on the item? mrs. delukea. >> hello again. cathy deluke a from walk san francisco. cheer yee,
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i read about in sig singapore they have a program where seniors get a card they touch the pedestrian signal tooz give more time across. other cities have a xckt system like that so it is something to look into. i want to talk about the leading pedestrian interval guidance: we are excited james and city staff include a policy to include [inaudible] research has shone the signal timing tools reduce crashs. again t another tool we have our disposal to implement to help save lives so exsiteded to see that. the one thing we want to see in the final guidance for leading pedestrian intervals, muni has been inserting a lot of right turn pockets in the muni forward. along mission there are forced right turns. the idea is get cars off the main street. we
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are concerned the right turns will create conflicts with pedestrians. when we talk with muni we say if you will force right turns please put leading pedestrian intervals at the crossings and they say we will do that but it is great if there is standard across the city when there is a right turn pocket or forced right turn a leading pedestrian interval should be required. >> thank you. any other public comments on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. any comments? no comments then this item is finished. item number 6. >> item 6, introduction of new items. >> none. do i have to ask for public comment on this one? any comments on no new items? seeing none
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public comment is closed. could i have a item 7. >> item 7, general public comment. >> good morning. andrew [inaudible] chinatown [inaudible] two important points. [inaudible] could lead to public planning and strategies [inaudible]
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high virtual of self esteem, one can establish the laws [inaudible] for human souls. [inaudible] generate force leading to long term social prosperity. [inaudible] work together smoothly in good harmony at all time. thank you. >> any other public comment at this time? seeing none public comment is closed. can i call item 8? >> item 8, adjournment. >> thank you very much.
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>>[gavel] >> welcome ladies and gentlemen to the regular scheduled meeting of the san francisco ethics commission for june 27 2016. i will call the roll. commissioner tan, here. hayon, here. chiu, here. all are present and accounted for. churning to item 2, public comment. on matters appearing or not appearing under the agenda. i would as we have a very long agenda, which i anticipate comments, hopefully the comments will be limited to something other than this on the agenda. thank you. >> good evening commissioners