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Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
City and County of San Francisco
Minutes for Tuesday, March 9, 2010
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408
Start Time: 5:30 p.m.

Present Members: 
• John Ehrlich, D-2
• Delvecchio Finley, D-9
• Dahianna Lopez, PH (SECRETARY)
• John Lowell, CA (VICE CHAIR)
• James Rhoads, D-5
• Richard Rothman, Senior (CHAIR)
• Raymon Smith, D-6
• Paul Supawanich, At Large
• Howard Strassner, Transit
• Katy Lidell, PSO
• Pi Ra, PSO
• Kevin Clark, D-1


• David Pelfrey, D-4
• Jay Lee, At Large
• Andrew Bley, D-7

SFMTA Staff:  Oliver Gajda, Pedestrian Program Manager.

1. Motion to approve agenda (agenda approved)

2. Chair Report

a. Mr. Rothman thanked everyone for submitting comments about the bylaws

b. Mr. Rothman announced that PSAC will follow PSAC bylaws regarding the quorum (until further clarification about the quorum is obtained by the Internal Affairs Subtaskforce)

c. Mr. Rothman met with Ms. Lopez and Mr. Gajda to discuss creation of subtaskforces

d. Mr. Rothman contacted members of the bicycle coalition, school district, Police Department, and Department of Public Health to help advise the subtaskforces.

3. Public Comment

a. Mr. Strassner: Will these taskforces have to meet in public?

i. Mr. Rothman: No, subtaskforces do not have to meet in public, but they should provide periodic public updates on any work done

4. Cost of Pedestrian Injury, Ms. Lopez (San Francisco Injury Center)

a. Report on the Cost of Pedestrian Injury for San Francisco from 2004-2008

b. General Findings

i. N= 3,598 (pedestrian collisions treated at San Francisco General Hospital)

ii. Total Cost of Injury 2004-2008: $171 million in charges and of that $75 million in cost

iii. Of the $75, 76% was charged to public funds (e.g., Medicare, MediCal, out-of-pocket)

iv. 26% of admitted patients accounted for 82% of the total cost for all years

v. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Trauma; Public version of the report will be available at the San Francisco Injury Center website in late March/early April

5. Updates from Mr. Gajda (SFMTA):

a. Better Streets Plan

i. Looking for approval this spring

ii. Last few steps: certification and environmental review

b. Projects

i. 24th street/mission—improving and planning the BART station along Valencia and South Van Ness

ii. Accesible pedestrian signals—final policy being drafted; SFMTA applied for funding for more pedestrian signals (procurement but not installation)

c. PSAC Website updated by SFMTA staff

d. Abstract Submitted to International Conference (Walk 21) by SFMTA and San Francisco Injury Center (SFIC), comparing the full lifecycle cost of engineering treatments to reduce vehicle-pedestrian collisions over 20 years with the cost of pedestrian injury.

6. Request from Mr. Ra:

a. The mint plaza has more people walking at Mint/Mission. Can this area be reassessed in terms of safety and engineering countermeasures?

Minutes Composed by Dahianna Lopez, RN (PSAC Secretary)

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