SAN RAMON TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
July 19, 2007
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Gordon Kimber, Steve Simmons, Jim McVay,
Robert Klingner, Harvey Riggs
Committee Members Absent: None
Council Members Attending: None
Planning Commission Liaison: Phil O’Loane
Guests Attending: None
Staff Members Attending: Lisa Bobadilla, PJ Sekhon, Leslie Chase, Jonathan Kui, Travis Yokoyama, Nat Rojanasathira, and Officer John Goyich
The meeting was called to order by Chair Harvey Riggs at 6:30 p.m.
2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
M/S/C/U (Kimber/Riggs) to approve the minutes of the April 26, 2007 meeting as written (5-0).
M/S/C/U (Kimber/Simmons) to approve the minutes of the May 19, 2007 meeting as written (5-0).
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
4.1 County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Status Report
Chair Riggs reported that the CAC July meeting was cancelled; however, at the TDM Advisory Committee meeting, he conveyed to the members that he will bring up any item or activities regarding County Connection on their behalf to the CAC.
4.2 Active Residential Traffic Calming Streets Status Report
Lisa Bobadilla provided the following update on active streets in PJ’s absence: (1) Norris Canyon Road has been restriped and observations will be conducted (2) Windemere Parkway – traffic counts and speed surveys have been completed. (3) Red Willow Road – observations and analysis are underway to address visibility issue (4) Alcosta Blvd @ Davona Drive – observations are underway and MUTCD yield signage has been installed.
Ms. Bobadilla also reported that staff received a verbal request from Rutland Court for 7-7-7 permit parking; however, there is no formal request submitted for the permit parking to date.
Harvey Riggs made a suggestion about establishing a resolution stating that the City does not have a 24-7 permit parking program. He added that 24-7 permit parking is essentially a private street. Jim McVay concurred with Harvey’s suggestion. Harvey requested staff to agendize this item at a future TAC meeting.
4.3 San Ramon Transit Shelter Program Phase III Status Report
Lisa Bobadilla reported that the City Council approved Resolution 2007-117 authorizing the Mayor to amend the contract with CBS Outdoor and implement Phase III of the transit shelter program. Ms. Bobadilla is meeting with Steve Shinn of CBS Outdoor to discuss contract issues. The plan is to install transit shelters in the Dougherty Valley area and other parts of the City. Site plans are being finalized. Travis will add the Bollinger Canyon and Dos Rios Drive where there is a high demand of transit riders. Robert Klingner also wanted Bollinger Canyon considered for transit shelter.
Harvey Riggs reminded staff about the bus benches throughout Dougherty Valley. Harvey would like to be informed of any change with the CBS Outdoor contract since it is important to the whole County Connection system.
5.1 Introduction of Two New Interns
Lisa Bobadilla introduced Travis Yokohama, a City-paid intern assigned to Transportation Division. Lisa stated that Travis is conducting research on cost recovery programs for speed humps, transit shelter site plans, and gathering information on shuttle service for the City Center Project. Travis will provide updates to the committee at future meetings.
Lisa Bobadilla also introduced Jonathan Kui, MTC intern for the Summer High School Internship Program. Jonathan is working on the Safe Routes to School maps, finalizing the Transit Ticket program survey, and is in the process of finalizing the "How to Kit’’ for the Bike to School program. Jonathan will also give an update to the committee.
The committee members introduced themselves for the benefit of the two interns.
5.2 San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Presentation
Lisa Bobadilla introduced Nat Rojanasathira, Streets Smarts Coordinator for the City of San Ramon and the Town of Danville. Nat gave a Power Point presentation on "It Happens" High School Campaign. He gave background information on the Street Smarts Program which is an educational campaign targeted toward changing driver, pedestrian and bicyclist behavior. In addition, Nat discussed its funding source, target markets, outreach efforts, and high school campaigns.
Nat Rojanasathira shared the success of the Street Smarts Poster contest, Bike Rodeos, and events throughout the San Ramon Valley. Nat elaborated on "It Happens" campaign which will be featured on the "It Happens" website (webisodes) along with the reward program where points could be earned for specific activities. The program implementation involves a casting call, drive traffic to view webisodes, and "treasure hunt" at participating businesses.
Finally, Nat discussed the Street Smarts implementation schedule and timelines as well as the sponsorship component of the Street Smarts program.
5.3 Regional Transportation Planning
Chair Riggs stated that discussion on regional transportation planning will be deferred until the August TAC meeting.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
Steve Simmons asked staff to clarify the location of the radar speed display sign for the eastbound direction of Norris Canyon Road. Steve indicated that there is a big tree that will block the radar speed display sign. Lisa responded that PJ has the map of all the radar speed sign locations and will follow up with her.
Jim McVay commented that the Cal High website does not have any information on alternate transportation for students. Lisa indicated that Cal High has an aggressive carpool and transit incentive program and that program information should be included. Lisa will bring this up at the school district liaison meeting and will also communicate this concern to Cal High staff.
6.2 City Council Liaison Items
6.3 Planning Commission Liaison Items
Phil O’Loane reported that an update on the City Center will be presented at the Planning Commission meeting on August 17, 2007. He stated that transportation is going to be an important component of the City Center project.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for August 16, 2007 at the Planning Conference Room.