March 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, March 17, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [13mb 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 February 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 2:15 am on Saturday, March 5, 2022, a 61-year-old, female pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle driver while crossing International Blvd between 98th Ave and 99th Ave. The driver fled the scene.
6:3562022 Bike to W(herever) Day Planning (10 minutes)
Chris Hwang, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) Board President, will present on the May 20th, 2022 Bike to Wherever Day and ways to get involved. WOBO invites partners who can and are interested in sharing resources that help Oaklanders experience the city by bicycle to email info@wobo.org if they’d like to participate in programming or to sponsor the event. Please stay tuned for additional details, go to bayareabiketowork.com and follow @walkoakbikeoak on social media for announcements and how to get involved.
6:457Parking Enforcement Update & Proposal to Add Parking Meters to Commercial Loading Zones (30 minutes)
City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) Transportation Planner Quinn Wallace will provide an update on parking enforcement activities and policies at OakDOT in relation to bicycling and walking in the city. OakDOT New Mobility Supervisor Kerby Olsen, will seek support from the commission to add parking meters to commercial loading zones with the goal of reducing instances of commercial delivery drivers parking illegally in bike lanes and bus stops by making yellow loading zones more available to delivery drivers.
7:158San Pablo Ave Corridor Plan (10 minutes)
Alameda County Transportation Commission planner Colin Dentel-Post will present on the San Pablo Avenue Corridor Project. The project has completed a long-term visioning phase and has now embarked on a near-term implementation phase aiming to improve safety, transit efficiency, and placemaking along the corridor within 3-5 years.
The proposed project concept in Oakland, Emeryville, and South Berkeley includes pedestrian safety enhancements, conversion of one traffic lane in each direction to a dedicated bus lane, and conversion of each curbside parking lane to a protected bike lane. The project concept will go to the Public Works Committee and City Council later this spring for action.
7:359Committee Report-Back (20 minutes)
Committees of the BPAC will provide brief updates to the Commission. A list of active committees is included in the agenda packet and on the BPAC webpage.
7:4510Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead

March 31 Special Meeting

  • BPAC 2022 Strategic Planning
  • BPAC Commissioner Expectations

April

  • Safe Oakland Streets Initiative Update
  • General Plan Update (tentative)
  • BPAC 2022 Strategic Plan Approval
  • One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) Grant Application (tentative)

May

  • OakDOT Organizational Update (tentative)
  • 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)

June

  • Bike to Wherever/Work Day Report-Back
  • 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.
  • Clean CA International Pedestrian Lighting and Sidewalk Improvements Project:
    The City is receiving $9.9M in Clean California Funds from Caltrans for the construction of the International Pedestrian Lighting and Sidewalk Improvements Project to help deliver commitments made to the community during the International Bus Rapid Transit project development.
    The project will install pedestrian lights, conduits, pull boxes, and solar-powered trash compactors, and repair sidewalks on International Blvd between 45th and 107th Ave.
    The project will be delivered with another Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grant project which extends the improvements to 36th Ave. To receive Clean CA funds, the project must be completed by June 30, 2023.
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update:
    OakDOT’s bicycle facilities webmap (bikeway network, signage, parking and projects, has been updated.
  • Sideshow Prevention:
    Visit the Pilot Project website to see how OakDOT has been addressing sideshow prevention.
  • Parking Revenue:
    While on-street meter revenue continues a gradual recovery and citation revenues are at pre-pandemic levels, off-street revenues are slowly recovering but still at only 50% (annualized: $6 million instead $12 million gross revenues).
  • Rapid Response Update:
    The quick-build project in response to the severe pedestrian injuries at 23rd Ave and E 27th St is now complete.
    OakDOT is currently working on four Rapid Responses—one for the two motorist fatalities on Frontage Rd and (in process bidding out for construction), one for a pedestrian fatality on Park Boulevard near East 38th Avenue (finalizing design for an expanded improvement), one for a pedestrian fatality on MacArthur Blvd near Chetwood St (installation pending repair of the OakDOT’s maintenance thermoplastic applicator), and one for the pedestrian fatality at Bancroft Ave and 61st Ave (analysis is underway).
  • Grand Avenue Mobility Study:
    The Grand Avenue Mobility Plan has been posted online.
  • OakDOT Recruitment and Retention:
    93 out of 336 (27%) of OakDOT permanent positions are currently vacant. Multiple position hiring processes are underway.
  • BPAC 2021 Annual Report to Public Works Committee:
    The 2021 BPAC Annual Report is scheduled to be heard at the April 26, 2022, 10:30 am Public Works Committee meeting.
  • BPAC Special Meeting:
    There is a Special BPAC Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 6-8pm to discuss the BBPAC strategic planning and BPAC commissioner expectations. More information is here.

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