February 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, February 17, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [10mb PDF].

Commissioners

Andrew Campbell, Alexander Frank, Grey Gardner, Michael Lok, Phoenix Mangrum, David Ralston, Patricia Schader (Chair), Nicholas Whipps, Dianne Yee (Vice-Chair)

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 (5 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 January 2022 BPAC minutes.
6:254Renewal of Resolution to Continue Teleconference Meetings (5 minutes)
The Commission will consider renewing a resolution determining that conducting in-person meetings of the Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission and its committees would present imminent risks to attendees’ health, and electing to continue conducting meetings using teleconferencing in accordance with California Government Code Section 54953(e), a provision of Assembly Bill 361 (AB-361).
6:305Recent Bicyclist- and Pedestrian-Related Crashes (5 minutes)
Chair Schader will lead the commission in a discussion of recent fatal and other high-profile traffic crashes in Oakland involving bicyclists and pedestrians.
· Around 8pm on Friday, January 21, 2022, a 31-year-old, male pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver while crossing Bancroft Ave midblock on the 6100 block of Bancroft Ave.
6:35614th Street Safety Project (20 minutes)
OakDOT Transportation Planner Charlie Ream will present 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).
6:557Committee Overviews, Report Backs, and New Assignments (15 minutes)
Committees of the BPAC will provide brief overviews and updates to the Commission. All commissioners will be given the opportunity to volunteer for, switch, or remove themselves from the Commission’s committees and liaison positions. A list of active committees is included in the agenda packet and here.
7:108Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Grant Applications (10 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 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. We are seeking BPAC approval for this TDA cycle. Allocations for this fiscal year have not been received yet.
7:209Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 6 Grant Applications (20 minutes)
Julieth Ortiz, DOT Transportation Planner, will present 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:
1. Bancroft Ave Greenway, Design (previously submitted, ATP Cycle 5)
2. 73rd Ave – Active Connections to Transit, Construction
3. Coliseum Bay Trail Connector (66th Ave), Design & Construction (previously submitted, ATP Cycle 4)
4. LAMMPS Phase 2, Design & Construction
5. 27th Street Complete Streets, Construction
6. Market Street Pedestrian Improvements
7:4010Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead

March

  • Bike to Work Day Planning
  • Safe Oakland Streets Initiative Update
  • San Pablo Ave Corridor Plan

April

  • General Plan Update (tentative)
  • Parking Enforcement Including Proposal to Add Parking Meters to Commercial Loading Zones (tentative)
  • One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) Grant Application (tentative)

May

  • School Safety Crossing Guards (tentative)
  • Meeting with the Mayor & Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)
  • Presentation from the Mayor’s Commission on Aging (tentative)
  • Annual Paving Update (tentative)
  • Grand Ave Mobility Plan (tentative)

Announcements

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List: Sign up to receive these BPAC agendas by email.
  • Form 700:
    All BPAC Commissioners must file their 2021-2022 Form 700 before April 1, 2022. You may file online or by mail filling out the pdf and printing, signing, and mailing it with a postmark no later than April 1, 2021 to the City of Oakland, Office of the City Clerk, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Room 201, Oakland, CA 94612.
  • 2022 5-Year Paving Plan Adopted:
    On December 21, 2021, City Council adopted the 2022 5-Year Paving Plan, representing more than $300M of paving construction and establishing a 350+ mile list of rehabilitation and preventative maintenance priorities. Read about the plan in detail on the 5-Year Plan website.
  • California Bicycle Summit in Oakland, April 6-9, 2022:
    The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike), a statewide advocacy organization, is planning its biennial summit to be held in downtown Oakland on April 6-9, 2022. Organizers are expecting 250-350 attendees who will be hosted at local venues including the California Ballroom and Oakstop. Telegraph Ave is proposed to be closed between 17th St and 18th St during the days of April 7 and 8 to provide an “outdoor lobby” for the Summit.
  • Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant Awarded:
    The City of Oakland was recommended for the AHSC Cycle 6 grant awards, which we applied for in June 2021! We want to recognize this tremendous team effort across OakDOT teams, City Departments, and external agencies to support more affordable, connected, and sustainable housing in Oakland. With this cycle, we are proud to bring almost $44 million in investments to Oakland where it’s needed critically— multigenerational, affordable, and secured housing for Oaklanders, caring for our seniors, and bettering the interconnection of our public transportation systems. OakDOT will receive $2.2 million to meet funding gaps in two existing projects—14th St Safety Project and 27th St Complete Streets.
  • Oakland’s Bicycle Network Recognized Nationally:
    On January 26, 2022, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) published a report titled “Benchmarking Bike Networks” on the importance of building bikeways as networks to increase bicycling rates and safety. Oakland is featured as one of five case study cities (along with Boston, Chicago, Austin, and Missoula).

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