June 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, June 17, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [8MB PDF].

Commissioners

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.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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.


AGENDA

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 May 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.
6:305Bike to Wherever Day Report-Back (10 minutes)
Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) will report on the outcome of the May 21, 2021 Bike to Wherever Day celebrations in Oakland. View the full gallery of photos of the event by Malcolm Wallace here.
6:406Annual Report from Strategic Planning (25 minutes)
Laura Kaminski, Acting Strategic Planning Manager, will give an update on existing and new projects including: The Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, an Impact Fee Update, and a General Plan Update.
7:057Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Project, 20th Street to 29th Street (30 minutes)
Ryan Russo, Director of the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT), will present a brief history of bike facilities on Telegraph Avenue in Koreatown Northgate (KONO); provide an overview of what we’ve learned since the installation of an interim project in 2016; and present an overview of the proposed recommendation to install enhanced buffered bike lanes with active curb management, which City Council will consider later this month. Finally, we’ll take comments and questions from BPAC Commissioners and the public, and share how the public can continue participating in the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Project. View a draft of the presentation and the draft City Council Agenda Report here [PDF].
7:358Oakland RAISE – I-880 Freeway Green Infrastructure Retrofit and Active Transit Corridor Planning (5 minutes)
BPAC Commissioner David Ralston will announce an upcoming Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) federal planning grant opportunity to support green infrastructure and active transit connections along the I-880 corridor in East Oakland. This plan would include potential freeway lid crossings to provide equitable access for East Oaklanders to the Bay Trail and waterfront as well as co-beneficial emission reduction and carbon capture opportunities. Ralston will be seeking a letter of support from the BPAC.
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

July

  • BPAC Commissioner Recruitment Outreach
  • Bike Plan Update (tentative)
  • Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan and Electric Bike Rental Announcement

August

  • Meeting with Warren Logan, Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)
  • Annual Paving Update (tentative)

September

  • BPAC New Commissioner Recommendations

Announcements

  • Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes:
    • Crash data is currently unavailable. Next month’s BPAC agenda will include information on this month’s crashes.
  • Neighborhood Bike Route Implementation Guide:
    A guide outlining how OakDOT will implement bike plan recommendations for “neighborhood bike routes” (also known as “bicycle boulevards”) has been published online here [PDF]. The guide was completed by the Bicycle & Pedestrian Program with input from the Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission’s Infrastructure Committee and other OakDOT sections including Traffic Engineering, Paving and Sidewalks, and Planning and Project Development. The Guide describes implementation in the following five subject areas: Scoping & Monitoring, Route Establishment, Traffic Calming, Traffic Control, and Public Notification & Comment.
  • Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program applications:
    Earlier this month, OakDOT successfully submitted two AHSC applications for Cycle 6—Longfellow and Lake Merritt Senior Center—for two existing projects with grant commitments—27th St Complete St and 14th St Safety Project (formerly known as Safe Routes in the City). If successful, the City will receive about $2.2M for both projects and support the construction of over 170 affordable housing units. Awards are expected late fall 2021. For any questions, contact Julieth Ortiz, Transportation Planner.

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