OakDOT Grants Update: ATP, HSIP, Safe Routes to BART

At the June 18, 2020 BPAC meeting, Craig Raphael, Senior Transportation Planner in the Capital Finance Section, provided an update on upcoming competitive grant opportunities, including potential OakDOT project applications and the status of past grant awards. The full presentation is below, followed by the summary of discussion.

Projects Currently Being Considered for ATP Cycle 5

  • International Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements
    • Pedestrian scale lighting and sidewalk improvements in association with the BRT project
  • 7th Street Complete Streets Project
    • Cycletrack, pedestrian intersection safety improvements, wider sidewalks, pedestrian lighting improvements and transit only lanes from Adeline St to Market St, in conjunction with the paving project from Mandela Pkwy to Filbert St.
  • Bancroft Avenue Greenway (73rd – 106th)
    • Enhance the existing median to create a shared-use Class I multi-use trail along with additional recreational opportunities, street trees, pedestrian lighting, and landscaping. Pursuing design only. Seeking funds for design only.
  • Foothill/22nd traffic signal upgrade
    • Signal upgrade at site of recent pedestrian fatality
  • 73rd Avenue (McArthur/Foothill to International)
    • Improve signalized and unsignalized crossings, install bus boarding islands, and implement protected intersection treatments at priority locations along 73rd Ave. Upgrade 1.0 miles of Class II to Class IIb bike lanes.
  • East Oakland Neighborhood Bikeways
    • Install multi-lane arterial crossing improvements, traffic calming, signage and pavement markings along short-term priority projects identified in Let’s Bike Oakland

The full presentation is below:

Summary of discussion:

  • OakDOT would appreciate letters of support, with the Safe Routes to BART grant being the most time-sensitive with its 7/23/20 deadline.
  • The BPAC is familiar with the two projects under consideration for the Safe Routes to BART grant: E 12th St Bikeway and the 19th St BART ATP project on 20th St. There was past discussion with BPAC and the Infrastructure Committee regarding design issues with the 19th St ATP project.
  • HSIP has a kind of inherent contradiction, where the need is based on crash history and safety issues, but the timeframe is long to implement an HSIP project. OakDOT should make sure that the HSIP applications are addressing the locations and issues that are important, as these are time—consuming projects for staff to deliver.

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