July 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, July 15, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [36.7MB 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 June 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.
6:305Electric Bike Library and Zero Emissions Vehicle Plan (25 minutes)
Kerby Olsen, New Mobility Supervisor at OakDOT, will introduce the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan and the upcoming Electric Bike Library. Topics explored in the ZEV Plan include the installation of electric vehicle chargers in the public right of way, increasing access to ebikes and e-scooters, and encouraging cargo bike delivery services. The Electric Bike Library is a grant-funded, $1,000,000 project to purchase 1,000 electric bicycles and make them available for medium- or long- term rental at low cost through existing bike shops and bike programs. Join the ZEV e-mail list here and learn more about the ZEV Action Plan here.
6:556Bike Plan Update (25 minutes)
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program staff Jennifer Stanley and Pierre Gerard will summarize progress implementing the projects and programs in “Let’s Bike Oakland,” the citywide bike plan adopted in July 2019.
7:207BPAC Commissioner Outreach (20 minutes)
BPAC Chair Andy Campbell will provide an overview of the BPAC recruitment process for 2022, lead a discussion on outreach, and seek volunteers and a motion to create a recruitment committee.
7:408Committee 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.
7:509Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead

August

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

September

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Library Shed Bike Activity Programming (tentative)
  • Safe Routes to School (tentative)
  • Flex Streets Program Extension (tentative)

October

  • BPAC New Commissioner Recommendations (tentative)
  • 14th St Active Transportation Project (tentative)
  • Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Recommendations to Move Some Traffic Enforcement Functions to OakDOT (tentative)

Announcements

  • Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes:
    • On Thursday, 5/27/21 at 1:00 pm, a 72-year old Asian female pedestrian was severely injured by a driver at 10th St and Harrison St while crossing the street in the crosswalk.
    • On Monday, 6/28/2021 at 10:16 pm, a 52-year-old Black female pedestrian was severely injured by a driver at Bancroft Ave and Church St while crossing the street in the crosswalk
  • Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes:
    The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday, 02 July 2021 to install concrete barriers to protect bicyclists on a 10-block stretch of Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate neighborhood near the city’s downtown.
  • OakDOT Received Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) 2022 CIP Grant Funding:
    OakDOT received grant funding from ACTC for three projects: West Oakland Transit Improvements, 14th Street Safe Routes in the City, and the East Bay Greenway.
    • West Oakland Transit Improvements: This project received $2M to build 14 bus stop access improvements to ensure West Oakland bus stops meet minimum standards and to pilot an expansion of the EasyPass Bus Program to provide transit access to low-income West Oaklanders.
    • 14th St Safe Routes in the City: This project received $1M to reduce travel lanes from four to two; add Class IV protected bicycle lanes separated from travel by curbs and parked cars; implement transit boarding islands; and improve pedestrian facilities including pedestrian refuges, marked crossings, retimed signals, and green stormwater infrastructure on 14th Street between Brush Street and Oak Street.
    • East Bay Greenway (Seminary Ave to 75th Ave): This project received $1M in matching funds to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians by designing and constructing over half a mile of the East Bay Greenway multi-use path, from Seminary Avenue to 69th Avenue. This project is also part of the Coliseum Place Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grant.
  • Paint the Town Mural painted at Mystic St and Rockwell St:
    On Friday, July 2, a mural of koi fish was painted on the street in the intersection of Mystic St and Rockwell St in the Claremont neighborhood as part of the Paint the Town Program’s “soft launch” phase. The mural was made in partnership with neighbors in that area and the artist, Jeremy Novy. The permanent Paint the Town program is scheduled to be relaunched late this summer. View a slideshow of all the Paint the Town murals.
  • New Traffic Safety 311/Seeclickfix Service Request Prioritization Model Completed:
    The updated prioritization model continues to adopt a data-driven approach utilizing three prioritization factors: collision history, land use, and equity. In addition to updated collision and equity data, one of the prioritization enhancements is an expanded list of land use types where vulnerable populations travel, providing more variation within this factor (expanding from schools to also include places like senior centers, libraries, health care facilities, early childhood centers, and major transit stops). A website describing this update and the traffic safety service request process is now live here.
  • City Council Accepts Transportation Grants:
    City Council accepted $31M of Active Transportation Program (ATP) grants for East Oakland Neighborhood Bike Routes and 7th Street on 15 June 2021. On 15 June 2021, City Council also accepted $6M in Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grants for three projects in Oakland: 98th Avenue, 14th Street (West Oakland), and a citywide systemic application addressing collision hot spots on minor arterials.
  • E-Scooter Permits:
    The City’s “E-scooter Permit Application” for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 was finalized and posted to the City’s website this week. Potential applicants were notified, and staff expect all three of the current operators (SPIN, LINK and VeoRide) to renew their permits. At present, there are approximately 500 permitted e-scooters operating in Oakland. This week, the City’s first “scooter” parking decals were installed at a series of abandoned bicycle parking corrals (no longer maintained by the abutting businesses), which scooter operators are adopting and helping to maintain.

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