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Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
City and County of San Francisco
Minutes for Tuesday, April 13, 2010
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408
Start Time: 5:30 p.m

Present Members:

    • Liddell
    • Rothman (CHAIR)
    • Hunter
    • Strassner
    • Lowell (VICE CHAIR)
    • Lopez (SECRETARY)
    • Lee
    • Supawanich
    • Clark
    • Ehrlich
    • Rhoads
    • Smith
    • Nardella

Excused Absence:

    • Ra
    • Pelfrey
  • Item #1: March 09, 2010 Agenda Approved
  • Item #2: February 2010 Meeting Minutes Approved
  • Item #3: WALK San Francisco Presentation
    • Katy Liddell: Walk SF is an advocacy group primarily focused on pedestrians; focuses on education for residents, tourists, city agencies, and elected officials. Recent successes: in 2007, 6 pedestrians lost their lives. Since then, Walk SF has embarked on activities aimed at reducing collisions and fatalities along 19th avenue and other areas of the City. Walk SF has worked with the SFMTA to make the pedestrian program “fully paid for.” Will continue working with the City to reduce traffic along Market. Walk SF is involved with different community groups to advocate for pedestrian rights with public media events, assist local safety committees, coordinate walk to school days, and help create educational pieces. They also promote the benefits of walking by holding periodic walking tours. They also work with the DA and Police Chief.
  • Item #4: San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA)
    • Ben Stupka: SFCTA has staff of 30 people. Three functions: oversight for Prop K sales tax (70 million for transportation projects in the city every year), congestion management agency (provide advocacy from SF to Metropolitan Transportation Commission to advocate for what is beneficial for SF), and administer all of the federal funding that comes through the region to pedestrian programs and projects. SFCTA also works on countywide transportation plan. Recently, SFCTA provided funding for new crosswalks across 14th and Church, curb bulbs on Noe Street, and provided funding for Safe Routes to School initiatives throughout the City. From regional perspective, they have a new congestion pricing program.  SB 83 – billed passed allowing a $10 increase in vehicle fee that would generate about $5 million dollars per year; three main categories are street resurfacing, pedestrian safety, and transit mobility.
    • Seon: Prop K programs are related to pedestrian improvements and many of them go to sidewalk maintenance. There are more than 10 pedestrian categories within the Prop K funding. To supplement the Dangerous by Design funding information, they put together a table to look at how much funding they allocated to Bike and Pedestrian improvements (non-federal; because Dangerous by Design looked at federal funding only). SFTCA would like to work with PSAC and other agencies to set a baseline so that they can set programmatic prioritization.
  • Item #5: SFMTA Quarterly Report: (See SFMTA Website)
  • Item #6: Chair’s Report
    • Outreach meetings with:
      • Streetsblog and City Fog
    • Short-term goal for PSAC is to have final report by July
      • The overall goal of the report to the Board of Supervisors is to inform them of the state of pedestrian safety in San Francisco
  • Item #7: No Public Comment

Composed by Dahianna Lopez, RN (PSAC Secretary)

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