At the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Julieth Ortiz presented an overview of existing Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 projects and a draft project list for fiscal year 2022-23. This year’s recommendation is to use funding for existing programs/projects, including the bicycle parking program, bike signage, and the stairs and path program. OakDOT is seeking BPAC approval for this TDA cycle. Allocations for this fiscal year have not been received yet.
At the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Julieth Ortiz presented on the proposed transportation projects for the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 6 and provide an update on the status of projects from previous ATP awards. ATP is a biannual competitive funding opportunity for projects that encourage increased bicycling and walking. The ATP is a state-administered program that distributes both state and federal funds. Applications for this year are due in June.
The projects currently under consideration are:
Bancroft Ave Greenway, Design (previously submitted, ATP Cycle 5)
73rd Ave – Active Connections to Transit, Construction
Coliseum Bay Trail Connector (66th Ave), Design & Construction (previously submitted, ATP Cycle 4)
At the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Charlie Ream presented on the 14th Street Safety Project. The project is proceeding toward 100% design in early 2022, with construction potentially beginning in early 2023. This roadway safety project will install protected bike lanes on 14th Street from Brush Street to Oak Street, take 14th Street from 4 to 2 vehicle lanes, shorten pedestrian crossings, and install new landscaping and sidewalk lighting. OakDOT is scheduled to bring the project to the Public Works Committee on 3/22/22 (date tentative).
A Rapid Response may be activated for traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian or bicyclist fatalities, or severe injuries to pedestrians or bicyclists who are youth or seniors. A Rapid Response may be activated for additional crashes based on the individual circumstances of a crash.
Engineering staff will conduct site visits and review already available data, plans, and policies to make recommendations in one or more of the following four categories: