BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, March 16, 2006
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street ), Room 408
1. Roll Call
2. Announcements & Acknowledgments
3. Approve Minutes – February 16, 2006
4. Public Comment: (Discussion Item)
The public may address the Committee on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Committee. This should not relate to any item on this agenda since the Committee will take public comment after it discusses and/or before voting on each agenda item. The Committee requests that each person limit him/herself to three minutes.
5. Chairman's Report (Information)
6. Committee Member Reports (Information)
7. Reports on the Bike Plan
a. MTA Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for September 2005 (index.aspx?page=579 – bottom of page). Items will be open for public comment. (Information)
b. SFBC Report - See the SFBC Report to the BAC for September 2005
(http://sfbike.org/bac/200511.pdf) Items will be open for public comment. (Information)
8. Task Force Reports
a. Bike Theft & Security – Bert Hill, District 7: No Report
b. Bike Plan – Andy Bindman , BAC District 1
Progress measurement of the Bike Plan implementation
c. Bayshore Blvd. – Rufus Davis, District 10
Status of Negotiations
d. Golden Gate Park – Susan King, District 5: Bert will report for Susan
Status of Recommendations on Saturday Closure and Other Issues
e. Committee Member Business – Expirations and Vacancies in District 2
9. New Business
a. Five Year Plan – Oliver Gajda , MTA Bicycle Program Manager
Presentation on potential changes to the 2006-07 Fiscal Year changes in priorities, funding, and planning. There will be a general discussion on changing the focus of BAC attention to the network on the Five Year Plan instead of the Policy Document and Addendum.
b. Retirement of Peter Tannen – Oliver Gajda , MTA Bicycle Program Manager
A recognition of the important role and contribution Pete has made to safe, economic and fun bicycling in San Francisco in his fourteen years as the manager of the bicycling program.
RESOLUTION – Recognition to Peter Tannen, MTA Bicycle Program Manager
Whereas, Peter Tannen has served the bicycling community for fourteen years as the City’s and DPT’s first (and only) Bicycle Program Manager, and
Whereas, San Francisco had less than two miles of unconnected bike lanes at the time of his hire, and no overall plan or network, and
Whereas, Peter Tannen has been and effective leader in establishing a Bike Plan & budget for San Francisco bicyclists, with the following impressive metrics:
· 1500 bike racks for over 3000 bicycles;
· A 200 mile bike route network, with varying road facilities;
· 43 miles of bike lanes,
· Approximately 3000 bike route signs (the design of which was created in San Francisco );
· More than 1000 of 2500 shared roadway markings (conceived in San Francisco ), and now a standard traffic control device in California ahead of the rest of the nation, and
Whereas, Owing to his contributions, the number of bicyclists has more than doubled since Peter started the program, while the number of injury & fatality bicycle collisions has decreased by about 30%, and
Whereas, According to the last US Census, San Francisco has the highest percentage of commuters taking a bicycle to work in cities between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people, including such legendary bicycle-friendly cities as Seattle and Portland, and
Whereas, Peter Tannen has set a superior example as a leader in having bicycled every street in San Francisco, and can regularly be seen in just about any neighborhood. Among his observations and documentation is a detailed inventory of every deficient drainage grate in the City, and
Whereas, Peter Tannen has ensured his legacy through the building of a respected department and solid team of professionals, ensuring that the program will continue to improve bicycling in San Francisco for years to come.
Be it resolved that the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee wishes to recognize Peter Tannen for his considerable contribution to a healthy and livable City, and the tens of thousands of cyclists who are, or should be, deeply appreciative
Be it further resolved that the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee urges the City of San Francisco to declare a ‘Peter Tannen ‘ day in recognition of his ongoing efforts for our great city.
Submitted by: Bert Hill, District 7, Bicycle Advisory Committee
March 16, 2006
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