May 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, May 19, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project
  • 27th and Lakeside Streets Project
  • Martin Luther King Jr Way Paving Project

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update
  • Bike to Wherever Day (BTWD) 2022 is Friday, May 20th. The roll-out will begin at 3:30pm from the 81st Ave Library and festivities will take place at the Lake Merritt Pergola from 4-7pm.
  • City of Oakland Grant to Organize Festivals Application Available
  • Active Transportation Program Cycle 6 Grant Applications
  • One Bay Area Cycle 3 Grant Applications
  • Oakland 2022 Infrastructure Bond Community Engagement Sessions
  • Paint the Town Murals

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AB 2336 & Safe Oakland Streets

At the April 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor, Nicole Ferrara presented on AB 2336 and requested a motion of support for the bill.

Every week, two Oaklanders are killed or fatally injured by traffic violence. These crashes disproportionally impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, seniors, children, and people with disabilities.

Assembly Bill 2336 (Friedman): Speed Safety System Pilot Program is a proposed state law that would allow Oakland and 5 other cities to administer these speed safety systems as a pilot program. Oakland would be permitted a total 18 safety systems administered by the Department of Transportation.

The Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative aims to prevent severe and fatal traffic crashes, eliminate injury inequities, and carefully assess and mitigate any equity impacts resulting from safety measures. SOS found that, in addition to engineering, automated speed enforcement is highly effective at preventing traffic deaths, while also advancing Reimagining Public Safety Task Force goals of moving most traffic enforcement from the Oakland Police Department to the Department of Transportation.

The full presentation is below.

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May 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The BPAC Infrastructure Committee will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3:30-5:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:

  • Parklet Guidelines
  • Utility Projects – Bike/Walk Infrastructure Rehabilitation
  • Neighborhood Bike Route & Paving Plan Coordination
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April 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, April 21, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • California State Assembly Bill 2336 (Friedman): Speed Safety Systems Pilot Program
  • OakDOT Budget and Organizational Update
  • General Plan Update

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update
  • Telegraph Ave Complete Street Project – Construction
  • OakDOT Crossing Guard Recruitment
  • Oakland City Challenge
  • Power the People — East Oakland Mobility Action Plan
  • Paint the Town Murals

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2022 Bike to W(herever) Day Planning

At the March 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Chris Hwang, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) Board President, presented on the May 20th, 2022 Bike to Wherever Day and ways to get involved. WOBO invited partners who can and are interested in sharing resources that help Oaklanders experience the city by bicycle to email info@wobo.org if they’d like to participate in programming or to sponsor the event. Please stay tuned for additional details, go to bayareabiketowork.com and follow @walkoakbikeoak on social media for announcements and how to get involved.

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Parking Enforcement Update & Proposal to Add Parking Meters to Commercial Loading Zones

At the March 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Michael Ford (Manager of OakDOT’s Parking & Mobility Division), Quinn Wallace (Transportation Planner), Kerby Olsen (New Mobility Supervisor), and Ira Christian (Parking Enforcement Supervisor) provided an update on parking enforcement activities and policies at OakDOT in relation to bicycling and walking in the city. OakDOT New Mobility Supervisor Kerby Olsen sought support from the commission to add parking meters to commercial loading zones with the goal of reducing instances of commercial delivery drivers parking illegally in bike lanes and bus stops by making yellow loading zones more available to delivery drivers.

An excerpt from the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

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San Pablo Ave Corridor Plan

At the March 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC or Alameda CTC) planner Colin Dentel-Post presented on the San Pablo Avenue Corridor Project. The project has completed a long-term visioning phase and has now embarked on a near-term implementation phase aiming to improve safety, transit efficiency, and placemaking along the corridor within 3-5 years.

The proposed project concept in Oakland, Emeryville, and South Berkeley includes pedestrian safety enhancements, conversion of one traffic lane in each direction to a dedicated bus lane, and conversion of each curbside parking lane to a protected bike lane. The project concept will go to the Oakland Public Works Committee and City Council later this spring for action.

  • Bike lanes: 16th Street to Heinz Ave
  • Bus lanes: 20th Street to Ashby Ave

An excerpt from the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

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March 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, March 17, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • 2022 Bike to W(herever) Day Planning
  • Parking Enforcement Update & Proposal to Add Parking Meters to Commercial Loading Zones
  • San Pablo Ave Corridor Plan (Alameda County Transportation Commission)

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Clean CA International Pedestrian Lighting and Sidewalk Improvements Project
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update
  • Sideshow Prevention
  • Parking Revenue
  • Rapid Response Update
  • Grand Avenue Mobility Study
  • OakDOT Recruitment and Retention
  • BPAC Special Meeting on March 31, 2022

More details below.

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