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point later on. after this presentation, therese brekki will walk you through the project, and then chris mitchell who has been embedded in the technical transportation for this project for a very significant portion of his life for this point will bring you through the transportation plan. also -- >> that's how he feels about this meeting. >> i believe so. also here today are lei leila hussein and sally hirth from ocii. it's the predecessor to the san francisco redevelopment agency and is responsible for implementing the redevelopment of the candlestick park and hunters point shipyard plan. i also want to acknowledge tremendous work over many, many months from my team. so as you can see, we are
talking about the very southeastern most corner of san francisco. you can see in the corner there exactly where the project is, as well as more detailed map. this was once home to of course shipyard operations, and also of course the jiengiants and 4 stadium at candlestick point. the redevelopment covered three areas. the shipyard phase one which was approved in 2006 with 1600 homes and 80,000 square feet of retail as well as parks. this is a portion of the project that has been constructed and is occupied at this point. and then, in 2010, the other two areas, a redevelopment plan for the other two areas was approved. one was candlestick point, which is a mixed use area with housing as well as a regional retail mall.
and what we're really focusing on today, which is the 700 acre shipyard phase two. the predominant uses that are now proposed for this area are over 3,400 housing units. the total over the whole site is about 10,500 units. also within shipyard phase two what we're talking about is 4.2 million square feet of r and d and office, up to 400,000 square feet of retail and maker space, and hotels artists, artistude yos and approximately 400,000 square feet of school use. so just to give you an idea of the scale of office development that's proposed, the salesforce tower is about 1.4 million square feet, so that's kind of the -- just to give you a sense of what kind of development we're talking about. so of course supporting this development is an integral part
of the master plan. this master plan is built around achieving a 45% auto mode share, so a transportation plan was developed for the full area that covers all aspects of transportation, including an on-site multimodal network that is focused on transit, with exclusive bus lanes, a transit center, and extended muni routes as well as new routes and an expanded fleet to serve that. there's a parking strategy, offsite improvements to neighborhood streets and transportation demand management. so-so of course a lot has changed since 2010. when approved, it it 2.5 million square feet of office and a football stadium. however even at that time there was uncertainty around the
49ers location, so a lot of property variants were reviewed during the development and during the review of the transportation plan. the revised applications was one that captured the variance, so in addition to the extra office, some of the other changes that are being talked about today are reorganization of land uses in the street grid, including shifting some land uses across different parts of the site or different phases of development. there's increasing office as well as retail, and adding in the educational uses, maker space, some hotel use, so greater variety of land uses would be covered. there's greater retention and adaptive reuse of the historic buildings in the shipyard, and improved bicycle and pedestrian connectivity. the transportation plan is being updated to reflect these project adjustments since 2010.
while many aspects of the original transportation plan remain relevant and as i mentioned, like the environmental review, the transportation plan did build in an understanding that over the course of development there might be changes in use. it was still necessary and appropriate to make sure that the land use and the site plan changes were captured in the transportation plan. and also, while the transportation plan in 2010 was very robust and particularly strong on providing major transit improvements, some updating was needed to reflect the current trend and position us for expected future changes that were unforeseen in 2010. in particular, the plan now much better reflects the link between parking and trips that we are now really doing a lot of our transportation planning around. so to that end, before this board today are amendments to the transportation plans and the infrastructure plan for the
project. the whole are amendments to the redevelopment plan, the development and disposition agreement or dda, and the various supporting project documents, such as the transportation plan for the design for development, also known as a d for d. and then, after today, the final stop for this project will be the board of supervisors in the next month or so. i do want to add that about 1:00 p.m., supervisor malia cohen sent an e-mail asking directors to take additional points in this project. asking to explicitly define the consequences for not meeting
the 45% auto mode share and also asking that the plans ensure that garages that are constructed can be adapted for future reuse, you know, different uses in the case that parking is no longer needed in our uncertain transportation future. so on both the first and second points, that 45% mode share is fundamentally built into the project itself in all aspects of what's being provided in terms of streets and services are built around efforts to achieve that. so the updated transportation plan goes beyond what it did in 2010. it spells out that not only will monitoring take place but that if the monitoring shows that we're not achieving that
share, five point would be responsible for remedies as appropriate. one of those remedies is explicitly a reduction in the amount of parking being provided. and with regard to the garages, it is a point that some members of this board brought up, and we've asked that five point specifically address how those garages might be repurposed in the future. so with that, i'm going to pass off to miss brekke, and of course you will learn more. thank you. >> thank you very much. welcome. >> thank you very much, directors. therese brekke with five point. ak. sarah was telling you, if we step back, 'cause this project was consuming a lot of my life, we'll go back to 2010 and the entitlements at that time,
which included a stadium, but we also studied through ceqa and had approved under the redevelopment plan for 5 million square feet of r and d. now since then we've had an opportunity to think about how people are living today. and while we want to pursue all that we can under the redevelopment plan, we want to acknowledge that having 5 million square feet of strict r and d is really not creating the kind of community that we're wanting to create. we're wanting a much more mixed-use type of community. we're looking to add additional retail, add hotel. and most significantly is we're taking away approximately 400,000 square feet of r and d to provide opportunities for schools on-site. they were never contemplated in 2010, so these are the kinds of
things that we're doing. we're also adding some really important sustainable design features. so along with our solar energy, we're also looking at geothermal energy use for district heating and cooling, and we're also building a recycled water plant in order to reduce the demand on domestic water. the other things that i want to talk about and follow up on have to do with some of the changes that have been made to this project just over the past several weeks as we've worked together with staff. so what we have done is we have committed to reducing the retail parking ratios. we've -- reducing those from three to two per-1,000, and
that will be implemented over time. we're also going to do a strong commitment to reducing parking if in fact we are not achieving that 45% single occupancy vehicle mode maximum. so our ideal is that most people are taking transit, they're biking, they're walking to rk would. no more than 45% of individuals arriving to the site are to take it by cars. and then, the last thing that was mentioned, and i also want to reassure you is that we are designing our garages for conversions to alternative uses in the future. so they may become offices, they may become condos. how we are doing that is the first floor is going to be designed at 15 feet for retail-type uses, and the
floors above that are all going to have 9 feet from floor to ceiling so that in fact it can be converted to an alternative use. that has been incorporated as a standard in the design for development document. we're also creating more activation at the ground floor so that as a transit user, as you perhaps pass by parking garages or as -- as someone who is living and working on-site, this becomes a more interesting and inviting experience. it is not just a garage. what i want to 'emphasize abou what is remaining, one of the things that is remaining is our commitment to affordable housing. some of you may know that we're committed to providing 32% of all housing at affordable housing rates.
we have some homes under construction, as sarah was saying earlier up as a part of phase one. we have alice griffith homes. we have been front ending the affordable housing such that of 675 homes that have been constructed to date, 54% are affordable, and of those, 306 are replacement units at alice griffith. what else remains the same? our commitments to an $80 million community benefit package, as well as a commitment to build a new artist building, which is under construction right now. so these things all remain the same. the land use plan, the reorganization that i spoke of and that sarah referred to, the r and d is shown on this side,
the other side, the blues and yellows, and oranges, the idea is to create the kind of integrated, mixed use communities that we all like, and we've had the opportunity to preserve more historic structures than we originally identified, and we're also able to create more parks and open spaces. the land use plan is going to be developed in phases. as one can imagine, we have a total of three major phases or six sub phases, and of course the development. the development program, i want to assure you, is one that is financially sound as it is phased in over time. at the end of our buildout, which we're approximating to be
about 2035, there will be net revenues to the general fund of $40 million. that's more than double what the original 2010 plan indicated. we have 15,700 jobs that will be associated with this, which is 5,000 more than we thought would be in 2010. chris mitchell will speak now on some of the details of our transportation plan. >> very good. thank you very much. mr. mitchell, welcome. >> thank you. >> you're going to focus on the drp transportation aspect of this? >> yeah. thank you very much, directors, and thank you very much,
therese and sarah. this is a plan that has been going on since it was approved in 2010. i'm going to try to balance moving forward and keeping things balanced, so if i go too fast, there's always an opportunity to ask questions later on. just on the transit side, the -- in the hunters point shipyard part of the site, there are three transit routes that are getting extended into the sites, the 22, the 48, and the 44. in addition to the extensions, we're going to increase the frequencies of service. there's also going to be a new hunters point express bus that will make stops through the bayview neighborhood before traveling nonstop express to downtown in in the candlestick site, there is the express increasing stops downtown, as
well very efficient transit service to and from downtown as well as to and from the adjacent neighborhoods and actually throughout the rest of the city. >> so if i can ask one question just while you're on there. >> yes. >> one of the questions that i have about this is will the express bus routes downtown be more -- be quicker than taking the 24 to the t and taking -- i mean, i suppose it depends on where you're going, but is connecting can the central subway plan down there part of the plan or are the express buses the sort of work horse of the plan here. >> many of the routes, the 22, the 44, connect to the t, but the express route is being designed that it will be faster because it doesn't have to make as many stops as the t. >> very good. wonderful. >> yeah. in addition, i just want to mention the extension of the 28-r into the project site which would operate brt through the project site, connecting
the candlestick and hunters point to the south. so with all of that transit service, the site will be extremely well served by transit, but not just the site that we are talking about proposing here. all of the neighborhoods that are serviced by those routes that are going to experience service transit frequency increase, it's really going to help transit throughout the city. >> so significant campus, this is not two blocks. let's say you're coming from b.a.r.t. to this campus. i guess my next question is have we thought about how people will move throughout the campuses? bike shares, that short of things? >> yeah. the project is designed to people can get around without walking -- excuse me. >> you're out of here. >> oh, man. i just lost my job.
>> that was the last item. >> i confirmed everyone's worst fears. no, excuse me, without driving. >> you sure you want us to ask questions. >> you can get around by biking, walking and taking transit, so the roads are designed to be as narrow as we can make them, the fire department will approve. the sidewalks are being designed to meet better street plan standards. there's a robust bicycle network, bike share, car share, all part of that, plus the transit routes that connect between the sites. >> very good. i will not jump ahead anymore. >> very good. thanks. all right. in terms of -- some of the things that aren't changing, we'll talk a little bit about the shipyard transit center. there's a point where all of the transit routes serving the shipyard come together, and people can connect very
efficiently. one of the things that's new about this project is we are exploring the possibility of providing water taxi service from one of the dry docks in hunters point shipyard which will provide water service to and from various points along the waterfront in san francisco and potentially even the east bay which would be another way that people can get around without driving. and finally -- and we will talk a little bit more about the transportation demand management component of the project. the project is going to be responsible for supplying at least one full-time coordinator that will be responsible for implementing all of the transportation demand management features, marketing them to residents and to visitors and employees, but also to working -- to monitoring its effectiveness and working with mta staff to adjust it over time as conditions warrant. >> excellent. thank you. >> it's, of course, therese mentioned, they're looking at about 2035 before we achieve
build out. it's a large development. it's not that we have a good robust transit development in 2035. we want to make sure that we've got a transit system at all times that's robust and indicates to people at all times that this is a transit oriented neighborhood. request we're working to find the right balance that's proposed at different phases but also doesn't oversupply transit to the point that it breaks the bank for mta. so this is what phase one is going to look like. let's see if i can switch over here and operate the mouse. the transit system won't come until the later phases of the project, so in the interim we are making sure that the transit routes connect and overlap without having to transfer. phase two, simply new roads are
built. the routing is justed a little bit to correspond to the new roads that are built and service frequency is increasing over time. and finally at full build out you'll see all the routes come in and serve the site with the transit site in the middle so i mentioned that the bicycle and pedestrians network is intended to be very robust. we've made several adjustments to this plan since it was approve index 2010, and i think each time we've improved mab many components of a particular pedestrian and bicycle network. the major change here from what has been approved previously is that we -- we -- at the last time this plan was adopted or
updated, the project added a -- a two way cycle track which is essentially a facility that's off of the road, separated from cars, that can travel straight through the project. we've adjust it had in this go round and in working with mta staff, that is a green line that you'll see traveling right through here. it used to be up here, along crisp road. so now it goes through the very heart of the project site. it crosses over the dry dock here with a new bridge and connects -- it will connect here at robinson street and continue over across to the north side park area, where it will then connect with the cycle track that's being extend does as part of the blue greenway. so it really filled and connected the gap in that bike ramp throughout the entire eastern waterfront. i'll just highlight a couple of the other features. i mentioned the coordinate jar
that would be employed at the site. i think something that tends to get overlooked as part of this project, but i really want to make sure we understand it, this project is only one of the two projects in the entire city where all residents are in homes that are above homes that are 60% ami -- [please stand by for captioner switch]. >> we've talked about the -- the monitoring program that's part of the tdm program. the tdm coordinator will
monitor program behavior to see if it's meeting its goal. if it's not being achieved, there's a number of actuals that the tdm coordinator and mta have in terms of adjustments to meet the goal. one is reducing parking supplies. in emergency roterms of the pas being developments, prefer ential treatment for carpooling, there'll be space provided for car share and bike share, and all buildings will be outfitted for the typical amenities for bikers: showers, lockers and storage facilities. i mentioned the transit center in hunters point shipyard. this gives you a little bit more detailed look at how it's going to operate. i won't go into a lot of the details of how it works unless you have questions, but suffice to say this is where all of the
transit routes from the north and the south so people can transfer from any line to any other line serving the site with one transfer. there's also spaces provided -- this is actually the end of the line for those buses, so there's space for them to lay over, driver rest rooms and other amenities, and five point is going to provide space for electric charging facilities at such point as the fleet converts over to electric vehicles. one of the questions that we've heard from a few of the directors as we've presented this to various sub committees has been a concern about the experience of the transit rider, particularly those waiting for the bus at this corner. this building right here is a parking structure. there was a concern that people waiting for the bus would be waiting by a big parking
structure that tends to be very active, not typically a place that signals this is a real transit facility. so i wanted to spend a lot bit of time talking about what we've done to try and address that. the design for development includes all of the design standards, and that's not before this body today, but i did want to highlight some key components of that that should answer some questions. all of the components of the stand-alone parking garages are required to include active uses, that could be retail, restaurants, entertainment uses or bicycle storages. all of the garages will include screening on the facade so that it does -- it's more of an attractive building, and as was mentioned, they'll all be designed to be convertible to other uses, so ideally, this building could be converted to an office building or some other building in the future. these are excerpts of the
design for development building chlts are just give you examples of the ways that garages have been active in other communities. and then finally, we talked a lot about the improvements in the project to make this project work really well for residents, visitors, employees of the site, but there are also a whole set of offsite improvements that are being designed in part to get transit into and from the site effectively, but also to really make sure that any impacts that increase traffic and increased usage is mitigated and offset to the best as possible. all of these blue lines highlight roads into the project and we'll ensure that these streets are made beautiful and work for the people that live on them.
we've also done a fiscal impact report to make sure that this all works financially for mta and for the greater city. i'll talk more specifically about the transit component, though. therese already mentioned a couple of the highlights, but the point is we worked closely with mta to identify what are the true costs of operating increased transit ssts, the cost of the buses, the cost of operating the buses and the cost of storing the buses. we've updated all of that looking at the data, and made sure that every phase along the way, that this project pencils out, at build out, the project should be generating an annual surplus of about $40 million, compared to $16 million in the old study. specific to transit, similar ly, the old plan generated about $1.5 million
surplus, and this projects about a $4 million surplus, so almost tripling that annually. the other thing you're being asked to approve is an updated infrastructure plan for the hunters point shipyard plan, so without the stadium, we're revising some of the street grid to include the new uses, removing the requirement for the overhead contact system, which is basically the wires for the 24 route that's getting extended into the site. the idea being that by the time that route is scheduled to get extended and approved service, the fleet is going to be converted over to electric, and to the visual impact of extending all of those wires and the cost for such a short amount of time doesn't make sense, so that's no longer part of it. and then, i mentioned the infrastructure for electric charging at the hunters point
shipyard transit center will be provided. so that's all of my part. i will let you all ask questions and discuss, and look forward to answering any questions you have. thanks. >> thank you very much. well, before we get to questions, i know we have a visitor from supervisor cohen's office, so as we've done in the past, if i could -- there's brittany. very good. welcome. thank you for coming down. >> thank you. good afternoon? my name is brittany, and i'm a legislative aide in the office of supervisor malia cohen, and i'm here to follow up on the letter that she submitted at the beginning of this board meeting. so the supervisor was unaware of the negotiated reduction of the parking in particular at the neighborhood retail space. as sarah jones from mta spoke to and then was reity reiterat the team from five points, the
other issues have been addressed, so she would like to withdraw her letter, and she is currently at the board meeting, otherwise she would be here. >> well, thank you so much for coming down to tell us that. collaboration at the meeting is something we love. okay. are there questions from staff, from our directors? okay. seeing none, i'll ask, is there public comment on this item? >> yes, mr. chairman, there is. >> okay. before we get to public comment, director ramos, you wanted to speak to this? >> yeah. i wanted to add just a couple of questions of staff -- [ inaudible ] >> okay. probably better. okay. there were some concerns as have been brought up and has been addressed with respect to some of the initial parking ratios that were proposed as part of the transportation plan, and it looks like you have been in conversation with the development team to address some of the concerns that at
least i had raised and i think some of the others had brought up, speaking expressly to the idea of the maximum parking being sought after at three spaces pefr 1,000 square feet, and instead, we went down. i think the developer acknowledged that and said yes, okay, we'll come down to 2.7. and then, there were a couple of other tweaks in the transportation plan, as well, namely, limiting the amount of parking persquare feet that would be phased in over time, that we would reduce that. so there's been some amendments to the transportation plan from what i understand that could be captured in -- whereas that i'd like to make sure it gets introduced in and would be an amendment, if you will, a new whereas, and i'd want to make sure this captures everything that we've heard, both from myself and everybody else, the concerns that we've had and
from the supervisors' concerns. and i'm wondering if i should read this out for everyone to make sure that staff feels comfortable that it addresses all the concerns. >> whereas and the resolved clause. >> yes. >> so whereas the amended transportation plan identifies reduction of parking ratios as a potential tool should the project not meet its mode share goals, developer and the mta will monitor changes in the park paper bag -- parking supply and road share modes. with the exception of proposed reductions in the hunters point shipyard phase two neighborhood retail rate tied to development phasing with a maximum of 2.0 spaces per-1,000 square feet by build out and regional retail reduced to a maximum of 2.7
spaces per-1,000 maximum square feet. grocery store rates would be specified as an additional category at a maximum of 2.7 spaces. and then, there's the -- there's the result clause. there would be an amendment to actually insert some language and that's in that first resolved -- i'm sorry, it's in the fourth? oh, yeah, it's in the fourth. a resolved approval of the subject by the board of supervisors, the sf mta here by does consent to the -- and this is the new part, including the parking requirement and parking implementation strategy changes in the amended transportation plan, close parentheses, and hunters point shipyard phase two infrastructure plan. can you speak to that? does that capture everything? >> yes again, sarah jones.
yes, we have concluded that that language would capture the discussions we had and the -- you know, various back and forth around trying to balance, you know, building out what is now a relatively difficult part of san francisco to access, and the ultimate vision of a true urban place with, you know, people moving around in this part of san francisco the way they move around in a lot of other parts of san francisco. so this is -- so this is picking it up, and we do feel that the additional provisions really drilling down into recognizing and reflecting that link between parking and trips is appropriate, given where we are now. >> so from my peculiar spective, thspec --
perspective, that all sounds fine. but from amending it on the fly, we have a few stakeholders here, as well, but i'm presuming that sf mta staff is okay with this. >> sf mta is okay with this. >> from the developer, are you okay with this? >> yes. >> okay. very good. and the supervisor, see how she did that so efficiently with just a thumbs up? you're the best. >> they were working over the weekend, everybody. this is a -- >> yeah. so for the record all three constituents were involved and approved this. okay. so director ramos has proposed that amendment. is there any public comment on that amendment? see pg none -- oh, -- seeing none -- oh, i didn't get a second. is there a second to director ramos's amendment? yes. okay. we've already discussed that in significant public detail. is there any public comment? seeing none, we'll close public
comment and take a voice vote. all those in favor of that amendment, please say aye. any opposed? >> clerk: you do have public comment on the item. >> okay. understood. so now, we are back to the item as a whole. thank you to staff. thank you to the folks from the developer for coming down, and you know enforce and with your -- was it ceo, is that your title of the -- [ inaudible ] >> look, it's meaningful when the head of the company comes down to talk to us. we take that seriously. and you didn't say anything. you don't have to say anything, but just being here to support the project is meaningful to me and meaningful to the other directors, as well. so with that, unless there are clarifying comments from the directors, i would like to open it up to public comment. okay. miss boomer? >> walter johnson, at the here?
lot l lottie titus, and linda richardson, followed by dr. veronica honeycutt. >> ma'am, thank you for coming down. >> thank you for having me. good evening, board of directors. i am honored to stand in front of you to ask the proposed revisions to the candlestick point hunters point shipyard phase two transportation plan and hunters point shipyard phase two development infrastructure plan be approved. i thank you for working closely with us. my name is lottie titus, and i am a bayview resident, working closely with us for the sf bayview development. sf mta worked very closely with the whole city to ensure that we had transportation during our time of transition. i come to you, asking you the
same thing once again, for this project. i ask that you put transportation in place and you stand with us as residents, and as part of our city, a big entity in our city, a great entity, which provides transportation, to ensure that we are able to get around on all of this new development that is about to transpire. we're excited about it, and i want you all to be excited about it, as well. thank you. >> thank you very much. most appreciated. >> linda richardson followed by veronica honeycutt. >> good afternoon, commissioner vice chair heinicke, and fellow commissioners. i want to give a shout out to your commissioner rubke, and it's going to precede what i'm
going to say here. for the last 20 months, her and i actually working with the port of san francisco on the master land use plan. i chaired the transportation committee, and this is very significant because we're talking about the southern waterfront, which is the india basin, which is where the hunters point shipyard project is located. and i also wanted to see here it's taken us 18.5 years. i was the chair of the land use and transportation plan. we yielded the candlestick point project to the shipyard. we anticipate that this is going to be a great, a great development. guess what? sf mta was in there with us. you provided your staff. we also have counseling from sf cta, the mtc, and all the major agencies in the city. we had actually put together a
master plan and conducted a larger feasibility study. what i need from you and i'm going to implore that you give us your blessing today. i'm going to say that, to move this forward, but i'm going to ask for special request. where we are at right now, you will find that a lot of studies have taken place. i need for your leadership to begin the master plan. the city obligations is the developers you have just seen, they've done their due diligence. it's making sure that the developers inside the transportation. we are taking that model in the tdm. what is lacking right now is the implementation of the long range transportation plan which you, sf mta, sf cta, with the water emergency transportation is also in the area, all of you need to come together, vice
chairman, to help us out. so thank you for your time on passing this project. >> thank you. dr. honeycutt. >> good to see you. i am dr. veronica honeycutt, and i am the chair for the c.a.c. for the shipyard. and i want you to know that we at the c.a.c. have meticulously -- i can't tell you how many hours we've put in in reviewing all aspects of the plans, including the transportation plans. and i like the word robust. it's been used about three or four times today, but i'll read right to it. it is a robust and comprehensive plan. it is improved, as you can tell. and to be honest with you, the southeast deserves this kind of a plan. we deserve something really nice out there, okay?
so we on the c.a.c. urge you to approve the concept plan. now in my role as the chair of the c.a.c., and as the volunteer and advocate for god knows how many years, i am an advocate for the shipyard, and i'm also an advocate for the community because you know i was raised in the western addition. i remember the days i ran with the folks who were the movers and the shakers of that time span and was blessed in being able to do that. but i am an advocate fore the community, and people come to the c.a.c. sub committee meetings and full c.a.c. meetings and they share their transportation concerns and other concerns with us. so i would like to make a suggestion to all of you. i would suggest that there be a convening to discuss today's transportation issues in the southeast. you need to hear what people are saying about the transportation, and there are
either joys in what they're able to access or their inabilities to access transportation, and there is an inequity there. thank you very much for allowing me to speak with you. >> thank you, dr. honeycutt for all your work on this project. next speaker, please. david springer, are you here? okay. most efficient speaker yet, mr. springer. ma'am, welcome. thank you for coming. >> hello. my name's maxine pawson, and i'm a resident at alice griffith public housing, and i kind of want to follow with what dr. honeycutt said about the residents and their accessibility for their current transportation. these are some of the recommendations that they'd like to prioritize for current improvements till 2035, till the project is done.
one is a more reliability of lines, especially the east-west ones that bring you to and from the train. next is more enforcement of sidewalk and illegal street parking, which there's quite a bit of in the bayview. also, even recently, the scooters and bicycles also on the sidewalks. number three go wz that is that there are many obstacles for pedestrians, especially disabled ones. just basic accessibility issues, like paved roads, curb cuts, and just basic -- there's a lot of places, there are no sidewalks. number four is better response from the city, the 311 calls about safety and lighting outages. anywhere else you'd make a call, you'd get a much faster response than the ones you get
in the southeast. that's it. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, mr. mason, welcome back. >> thank you, directors. my basic two questions: one, who will the residents be in this new development? are they going to be san francisco employees or are they going to be san mateo and santa clara county employees? or are we going to have a company town with the r. and d. that's going to be there? i would hope that the transportation plan is going to be flexible to either accommodate the private commuter buses or the samtrans express bus study that's underway right now. everything is directed towards muni and sending and the transportation plan to go downtown. but private commuter buses are here based on pilot programs and everything else we've got.
so i -- who's going to really be living in this area? are they going to be san francisco employees or are we building a bedroom community for santa clara and san mateo counties? and i would hope that that would be considered. thank you very much. >> very good. any other public comment? >> i have no more speaker cards, mr. chairman. >> okay. very good. are there any -- yes, director ramos, please. >> i skbrust want to express my sincere gratitude to everybody that worked on this within the sf mta, miss jones and mr. mcguire, everybody else that worked on this has done a great job of accommodating a lot of the concerns that we've heard and that the pag at least, and i want to express my gratitude to the development teams that responded to the concerns that we brought up. this is a true demonstration of good faith. i'm looking forward to seeing
how this turns out. most importantly i want to thampg the residents and the supervisors' office for all of their partnership and leadership, really, in getting us to this place, so i'm going to move that we support the motion. >> okay. is there a second on the proposal? >> second. >> okay. there is, and before you vote, since you thanked everybody else, i will thank you. sometimes we don't thank our fellow board members, and sometimes people take leadership roles, so director ramos and director rubke, thank you for what you have shown individually. >> hear, hear. >> -- on this complex project and making sure the interests of the city are met. so with that, we have a motion. all those in favor, please say aye? any opposed? okay. and to the supervisor's office and to the staff and developer in particular, congratulations. you all did it the way you should do it, and i personally
approved last june, and there were a few concerns that we wanted to report back to. my colleague andy that i had promised to come back and report. >> yes. >> so that is why i'm here. a quick refresher. we had a permit trial policy that the' pilot program was based off of. in the permit program that you approved, we had lifted a permit so that people with mopeds could park at any rpp curb, so that's the main difference there. as of now, we've only had one service provider, and that's scoot networks, and they're obliged due to the network to give us certain data, so they let us know where the scooters are, how long they've been there, monthly utilization reports and user surveys that they actually shape and we help them work on. looking at some of the preliminary data, these are just average daily rides
pervehicle and average idle time between reservations. it's a good story. the reservations have gone up since the program was made permanent, as well as the idle times have gone down, which makes sense. the more reservations, the let time they would be sitting around squl so what you' around. >> so what you're succeeding even though they came to us. >> yeah. >> it's late in the evening. >> but back to the sort of main issue, it's the 8 foot curb, and you wanted to know what would happen if we lifted it. what we've learned is the citations for scoots being in driveways have gone down. [please stand by for captioner switch]
we know that these are late trips where people get off at work at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning and they might not feel safe to wait for a bus. i know scoot is here and bob wants to talk about those late-night trips and in any case it's one little caveat. you can see 21% and 5% are tnc or one way or another. so in general, we're happy with how this program is coming along. we'd like to tune up a few things. we're working with scoot to expand what they offer in terms of multi lingual user facing experiences so whether it's and we're working with them on offering that in other languages and they have made progress on that to date. >> the one thing that isn't in this data right here, but sort of relates to that and it may be off program is safety. my understanding is no significant number of accidents
in fact the training program is working and we really have reason to believe that this is not only a alternative way to get around but a safe one as well. >> correct. we don't know of any particularly bad crashes or not fatal crashes. >> i just think it's important to our record. ok. >> we'd like to see them expand throughout the city and so to whatever extent we can help them stretch south and west we've been working on city-owned properties but they're working on that as well. finally, we're aware that mopeds parking in motorcycle parking could impact the supply for the two-wheeled is universe so we're watching. >> that's not before us today. >> no, it's not. that concludes my presentation. >> so procedurally this is a report. we don't have to take any action. would you be disappointed if i didn't call you up to speak.
congratulations on all you are doing. thank you for the report. board members are there any questions or concerns raised by this report? >> yes. >> please, ok. do we have public comments. >> no one has turned in a speaker card and i don't see anyone moving forward. >> i'll call public comment on this. anyone wants to comment on this item. seeing none we'll close public comment. >> quickly, comparative models of the electric bike versus this versus the potential scooters we just passed, is there a way to measure which ones are being utilized more? >> sure, that would be part of the data that we collect. in terms of compared to bike share, these scooters are shared about four and a half times a day during the summer and three and a half times a day during the winter and bike share is about two. they are used pretty consistently, about 1200 rides a day. >> very good. thank you. with that, we will move on to item 14. discussion vote as to whether to envoke the attorney-client
privilege and conducted a closed session. >> so i forgot to thank all staff on that last presentation. which is very well done. thank you. >> move it. >> is there a second. >> second. >> all those in favor going in closed session please say aye. >> aye. >> ok. anybody opposed. no. we go into closed session. >> all right, it will take me a >> you are back in open session. the board of directors met in closed discussion and the attorney of the board voted to approve the case. it will be a motion to disclose are not disclose the information discussed. >> such a motion. >> i'll take that as a motion not to disclose what has been seconds. all those in favor a aye. >> aye. >> opposed? that motion carries. the meeting is adjourned. >> well done mr. chairman. >> commissioners, i know you are watching at home, welcome back.