March 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, March 18, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm
View and download the full agenda packet [9MB PDF].


Reginald K Burnette Jr, Andrew Campbell, Grey Gardner, Jesse Jones, Michael Lok, Phoenix Mangrum, David Ralston, Patricia Schader, Dianne Yee

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 [PDF], all participants will join the meeting via phone/video conference and no teleconference locations are required.


To join the meeting:

  • By video conference—please click on this link to download Zoom and open the meeting on a computer or smart phone at the noticed meeting time.
  • By phone—please dial at the noticed meeting time (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 (408) 638-0968 or +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (253) 215-8782 or +1 (346) 248-7799 or +1 (301) 715-8592 or +1 (312) 626-6799 or +1 (646) 876-9923
    Webinar ID: 983 1150 7451

To comment in the meeting:

  • In the Zoom video conference—click the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on an eligible agenda item. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted. Instructions on how to “Raise Your Hand” are here.
  • By phone—please call on one of the above listed phone numbers. You will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing *9 to speak when Public Comment is taken. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted. Please unmute yourself by pressing *6.

If you have any questions, please email Noel Pond-Danchik, staff liaison to the commission.


TimeItem #Topic
6:001Teleconference Protocol/Roll Call/Determination of Quorum/Introductions (10 minutes)
6:102Open Forum / Public Comment (10 minutes)
Members of the public may comment on any issue within BPAC’s subject matter jurisdiction. Comments on a scheduled agenda item will be heard with that item. The BPAC’s Open Forum Committee tracks Open Forum issues raised by the public. The Committee reviews the public comments on a periodic basis to identify policy issues for discussion by the Commission. To request City services, please contact the City of Oakland Call Center (311).
6:203Approval of meeting minutes (5 Minutes)
Seek motion to adopt the February 2021 BPAC minutes.
6:254Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes (10 minutes)
Vice Chair Schader will lead the commission in a discussion of recent bicyclist and pedestrian related crashes in Oakland.
6:355Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Traffic Safety Initiative (25 minutes)
Department of Transportation and Police Department staff will update the commission on progress on the Safe Oakland Streets Initiative, an interdepartmental coordinated initiative on comprehensive traffic safety strategies that effectively reduce injuries, advance equity, and address speeding, including infrastructure changes, enforcement strategies, policy changes, and programs in place or under consideration in Oakland.
7:006Reimagining Traffic Safety (25 minutes)
Bike East Bay Advocacy Director Dave Campbell will present a set of draft recommendations and policies from Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce related to moving traffic safety functions from the Oakland Police Department to the Department of Transportation.
7:207BPAC Strategic Plan Update (10 minutes)
BPAC Strategic Planning Committee member, Jesse Jones, will present the draft 2021 BPAC Strategic Plan for adoption.
7:308Committee Report Back (10 minutes)
Committees of the BPAC will provide brief updates to the Commission. A list of active committees and report backs from committees are here.
7:409Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead


  • Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Grant (AHSC) 2021 Applications and previous AHSC grant application updates
  • Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Projects
  • Bike to Work Day Planning
  • Police Relations Committee Update & Planned Bike Rides with the Oakland Police Department


  • Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan (tentative)
  • E-Scooter Update (tentative)
  • Annual Report from Strategic Planning including General Plan, Downtown Specific Plan, and East Oakland Neighborhood Initiative updates (tentative)


  • Bike to Work Day Report-Back (tentative)
  • Meeting with Warren Logan, Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)


  • Walk Oakland Bike Oakland will produce a Bike To Wherever Day program at Lake Merritt on the afternoon of Friday, May 21, a national day for celebrating the bicycling commute. Our 14-year old nonprofit is proud to produce a self-guided ride around the beautiful lake from 3pm to 6pm. We invite partners who are able to and interested in sharing resources that help Oaklanders experience the city by bicycle to email if you’d like to participate in programming the area along the walkway between the pergola and El Embarcadero Way, or to sponsor the event. Please stay tuned for additional details, and follow @walkoakbikeoak on social media for announcements and how to get involved.
  • The 28th edition of the bi-annual Bike Oakland newsletter, “We Bike Oakland” covering Bike Plan implementation progress between July and December 2020 is now available [5.6MB PDF]
  • OakDOT constructed a new raised concrete pedestrian safety island at Foothill Blvd and 26th Ave. The new permanent island replaces the K71 post and paint median that was installed as a Rapid Response. This work is funded by an Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) COVID-19 relief grant and designed by OakDOT’s Safe Streets Division’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program.
  • In response to the tragic death of Deontae Bush in 2018 and the advocacy of his family, OakDOT recently installed traffic safety improvements along 35th Avenue marking both significant steps forward in innovating safety solutions for a challenging roadway and delivering millions of dollars in improvements on a long-standing community and City priority street for improved safety. You can read more about it here. [Photo above: recently installed speed hump on 35th Avenue]

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