SAN RAMON TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
August 16, 2007
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Gordon Kimber, Steve Simmons, Jim McVay,
Committee Members Absent: None
Council Members Attending: None
Planning Commission Liaison: None
Guests Attending: Marci McGuire
Staff Members Attending: Lisa Bobadilla, Leslie Chase, Jonathan Kui, Travis Yokoyama
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/Klingner) to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2007 meeting as written (5-0).
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4.1 County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Status Report
Harvey Riggs reported that the CAC meeting was cancelled again. Harvey said that the committee has been discussing budget funds through electronic and some written communication.
4.2 Active Residential Traffic Calming Streets Status Report
Lisa Bobadilla provided the following updates on active streets in PJ’s absence: (1) Bollinger Canyon Road Improvement Plan – Shapell is funding the interim improvement with anticipated completion on August 27, 2007. (2) Windemere Parkway – traffic counts and speed survey have been completed. PJ is working with County staff regarding the installation of traffic control along Windemere Parkway. (3) Red Willow Road – observations and analysis have been completed to address visibility issue. Staff is working with Peachtree Management and Police Services to address this issue. (4) Alcosta Boulevard at Davona Drive – congestion relating to left turn yield. PJ will give an update at the next TAC meeting.
4.3 San Ramon Transit Shelter Program Phase III Status Report
Lisa Bobadilla reported that staff is waiting for the final contract to be signed and delivered by CBS Outdoor.
Travis Yokoyama, City intern, put together a map with all the existing commercial and non-commercial shelters. Once the final contract is signed, staff will embark on Phase III of the program. Some of the future shelters are along Bollinger Canyon Road in the Dougherty Valley area. Construction will start as soon as permits have been approved. Travis will update the transit shelter map which will eventually be inputted into the City’s GIS system. In addition, there are plans to provide trash receptacles at transit shelter locations.
Ms. Bobadilla stated that the transit shelter map does not include the Bishop Ranch transit shelters as they are not part of the City’s Transit Shelter Program. The Bishop Ranch transit shelters are provided and funded by Sunset Development. Lisa indicated that the two old County Connection transit shelters along Village Parkway on Davona Drive will be removed and replaced with CBS Outdoor commercial shelters.
Harvey Riggs made a comment on the San Ramon Transit Shelter Program staff report on Page 4.3.2 which states "Businesses provide advertising on two panels of each commercial transit shelters". It should state "one panel with the message on each side" for clarity.
Harvey Riggs suggested that TAC look at the transit shelter sites. Lisa Bobadilla suggested that the committee take a tour of the shelter locations before the next TAC meeting.
5.1 Presentation of Bike to School "How to Kit"
Jonathan Kui, MTC intern, presented the Bike to School "How to Kit" for elementary schools. Bike to school events provide an opportunity to educate bicyclists about bike safety rules and safe riding habits.
Jonathan discussed in detail two components of the Bike to School Resource and Planning Guide which is Prior to Event Day and Event Day. The Prior to Event Day section includes the following: checklist, coordinate with volunteers for morning activities one month prior to the event, contact bicycle vendors, coordinate volunteers for afternoon activities, promotional activities and gather all necessary resource two weeks prior to the event.
Jonathan provided an event description from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 pm. Some of the activities of the Event Day section include set up breakfast and raffle table, bike safety assembly, bike safety obstacle course, bike safety clinic and free bike inspections.
Harvey Riggs made a comment that a lot of the problems have to do with adult drivers and adult bicyclists. Harvey suggested to create a handout for the parents asking them if they will ride with their children after school and on weekends and to make sure that parents teach their kids correct bike traffic safety. Harvey recommended a back up plan to train an adult to do with work in case Dublin Cyclery is not available.
5.2 Regional Transportation Planning
Lisa Bobadilla gave a Power Point presentation on Regional Transportation Planning. The presentation was presented by Councilmember Hudson and Lisa Bobadilla to the City Council and Planning Commission. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is the agency that oversees the local half cent sales tax program.
Ms. Bobadilla discussed background information, memberships, committees and their roles for CCTA, Southwest Area Transportation Committee (SWAT), Tri-Valley Transportation Council (TVTC), Metropolitan Transportation Council (MTC), County Connection (CCCTA), and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Ms. Bobadilla discussed Measure C, a half-cent sales tax which was passed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 and will expire in 2009. Measure J will replace Measure C and funds will become available in July 2009 and will be in place for the next 25 years.
Ms. Bobadilla elaborated on some of the capital projects that have been completed since 1988 and discussed the Measure J programs as follows:
Measure J programs:
Measure J projects:
oNorris Canyon on/off ramp – Project Study Report (PSR)underway
o I-680 Livorna – N. Main Street – PSR underway
Ms. Bobadilla presented regional transportation opportunities available to the City and other jurisdictions for transportation projects as follows:
5.3 San Ramon Transit Center
Travis Yokoyama gave a presentation on the status of the San Ramon Transit Center information wall. Travis reported that the City experience difficulties providing information to the general public. Therefore, the City researched options to protect transit information while using the existing informational wall. The following options have been analyzed:
Travis stated the problem with options 2 and 3 is the cost factor and recommends option 1 as the best choice.
In response to Jim McVay’s question, Travis indicated that there are seven County Connection transit routes that will be posted plus a variety of general information combined with contact information at the site.
Harvey Riggs suggested that staff contact CCCTA to get feedback on what’s going to be posted and where it will be posted. He also suggested using a high impact acrylic face which won’t scratch and something that can’t easily be broken. He also indicated that the restrooms need to be cleaned and the downspouts are peeling.
The committee decided to defer action on this item until feedback is received from County Connection.
5.4 Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee Representative Vacancy
Lisa Bobadilla reported that there is a vacancy for CCTA Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) representative. The CCTA CAC reviews the entire compliance checklist submitted by local jurisdictions and provides input to CCTA in all aspects of the Transportation Authority.
Harvey Riggs, a former CCTA CAC representative, commented that this is a real opportunity to learn about how transportation works. Harvey also stated that this is an opportunity to play a roleon some of the big Measure J projects that are going to be funded within the County.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
6.2Committee Member Items
6.2 City Council Liaison Items
6.3 Planning Commission Liaison Items
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2007 in the Planning Conference Room.