April 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, April 15, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm
View and download the full agenda packet [4.8MB 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 March 2021 BPAC minutes.
6:254Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes (5 minutes)
Vice Chair Schader will lead the commission in a discussion of recent bicyclist and pedestrian related crashes in Oakland.
6:305Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant New Projects and Update on Previous Projects (25 minutes)
Julieth Ortiz and Yvonne Chan, DOT Transportation Planners, will provide an update of existing AHSC projects and an overview of the proposed projects OakDOT is currently considering for Cycle 6. The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) is administered by the Strategic Growth Council and implemented by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. AHSC is one of the CA Climate Investments programs whose goal is to integrate affordable homes and sustainable transportation.
6.556Transportation Demand Article (TDA) Projects Grant Applications and Previous Awardees Update (20 minutes)
Julieth Ortiz, DOT Transportation Planner, will present an overview of existing Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 projects and a draft project list for fiscal year 2021-22. This year’s recommendation is to use funding for existing programs/projects, including the bicycle parking program, the stairs and path program and Foothill pedestrian safety improvements. Input from the Commission regarding priorities are is welcome.
7:157Bike to W(herever) Day Planning (10 minutes)
Chris Hwang, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) Board President, will present on Bike to W(herever) Day and ways to get involved. WOBO 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. The 14-year old nonprofit is proud to produce a self-guided ride around the beautiful lake from 3pm to 6pm. They invite partners who are able to and interested in sharing resources that help Oaklanders experience the city by bicycle to email WOBO if they’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.
7:258BPAC Bike Rides with the Oakland Police Department and Police Relations Committee (15 minutes)
Members of the Police Relations Committee will lead a discussion to propose community rides and walks with the Oakland Police Department.
7:409Committee 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.
7:5010Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead


  • 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)
  • Bay Bridge Bike Lane (tentative)


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


  • BPAC Commissioner Recruitment Outreach
  • Annual Paving Update (tentative)


  • OakDOT is seeking feedback on an upcoming project. The Foothill Pedestrian Improvement Project will install pedestrian crossing safety treatments to three intersections on Foothill Boulevard. This project was developed in 2019 in coordination with the community after a series of tragic collisions on Foothill Boulevard. The project builds on quick-build work already done on the corridor and installs the following treatments.
    • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at 26th Avenue
    • Traffic Signal at 27th Avenue
    • Concrete Median at Belvedere Street
      The project is currently under design and is expected to start construction in late 2021. The 65% design plans are attached to this agenda packet. Please provide any feedback to OakDOT Engineer Teresa Peterson on the preliminary design by Tuesday, April 20th.
  • The Crucible Job Opportunity: The Crucible in West Oakland is seeking a part-time bike educator to be a part of their Bike Shop Faculty, and their Co-Department Head, Programming. This is a part-time, hourly role, paying $26.50 an hour. More info on the role and how to apply is here.
  • OakDOT Design Details for Transportation Facilities: The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program completed a major update to OakDOT’s Design Details for Transportation Facilities. The design details are a resource for designers, project managers, and planners, memorializing Oakland design guidance and ensuring consistent application of complex design treatments and industry best practice.
  • Bikeways Timelapse Map: An online map showing the growth and change in Oakland’s bikeway network since 1976 has been updated to show bikeways constructed through December 2020. The map, first published in 2014, is now included as a tab in the Bicycle Facilities Story Map at oaklandbikes.info along with related charts and graphs highlighting changes in the quality and quantity of bikeways through time.
  • Flex Streets Map: An online map showing locations permitted for commercial use of the sidewalk or street through the Flex Streets Program is now available here.

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