May 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, May 19, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [19mb 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 April 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 7:00 am on Friday, April 22, 2022, a 91-year-old, male, Asian, Oakland resident was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing 20th St at Telegraph Ave in a marked crosswalk. The vehicle driver was turning left from Telegraph Ave onto 20th St.
6:356Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project (25 minutes)
OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Josie Ahrens will present on the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project, OakDOT’s next step towards realizing the vision laid out in the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan. Grand Avenue from Broadway to Elwood Avenue is on the City’s 5-year Paving Plan. Along with this planned repaving, OakDOT is conducting community outreach and design related to safety improvements and mobility enhancements for people walking, biking, and taking the bus on this important connection. This presentation will be an opportunity for BPAC commissioners and members of the public to provide input on safety issues they see on Grand, or provide guidance to OakDOT as we begin to develop project alternatives.
7:00727th and Lakeside Streets Project &
Martin Luther King Jr Way Paving Project (30 minutes)
OakDOT Transportation Planner Colin Piethe will present on two upcoming streetscape projects: the 27th and Lakeside Streets Project and the Martin Luther King Jr Way Paving Project and will seek a motion of support for the 27th and Lakeside Streets Project.
7:308Commissioner Outreach Report Backs (10 minutes)
BPAC Chair Schader will lead a discussion on BPAC commissioner outreach to date.
7:409Committee Report-Back (below) (10 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.
7:5010Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Committee Updates

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee met on May 2, 2022. Committee members reviewed the relevant BPAC strategic priorities and discussed future projects for the committee. Meetings for the committee are now held monthly on the first Monday at 5pm. The next committee meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2022 at 5pm. Email Commissioner Gardner to attend the meeting.

Additionally, on May 5, Commissioner Gardner provided public comments at the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission in favor of the Automatic Speed Enforcement Pilot Legislation, AB 2336, which the Privacy Commission reviewed to provide information to the City Council about the privacy protections in the bill. The Privacy Commission voted in favor of sending a resolution to the Council expressing in part that “the proposed AB 2336, as amended on April 21, 2022, has sufficient guardrails in place to adequately protect the privacy interests of Oaklanders should the bill become law; and … (the privacy commission) is not endorsing or opposing AB 2336 as a whole due to its status as a proposal subject to future amendments which prohibits the PAC from completing a thorough review.” (Resolution available in the Privacy Advisory Commission’s meeting agenda.)

The City Council will further consider issues relating to Traffic Calming during the
upcoming meeting of the City Council on May 17th (meeting beginning at 1pm.) The item is scheduled as a continuation of the discussion held on April 19th, during which the Council requested additional information on efforts to resolve high vacancy rates within the Department of Transportation and responses to other questions about traffic calming. The item appears as number 12 in the May 17th agenda packet.

Three-month agenda look-ahead

June

  • Bike to Wherever Day Report Back, Chris Hwang
  • Safe Oakland Streets Initiative Update including Assembly Bill 43 Implementation, Megan Wier
  • Coliseum BART to Bay Trail Project, Celina Chan and Charlie Ream
  • Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park, & Seminary (LAMMPS) Phase 2, Celina Chan and Charlie Ream

July

  • BPAC 2023 New Commissioner Outreach & Outreach Process Updates
  • School Safety Crossing Guards, Lucas Woodward (tentative)
  • Paving Plan Update, Josie Ahrens (tentative)

August

  • Mayor & Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)
  • Commission on Aging (tentative)
  • Strategic Planning Projects Update (tentative)
  • Major Development Projects Update (tentative)

Announcements

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List:
    Sign up to receive these BPAC agendas by email.
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update:
    OakDOT’s bicycle facilities webmap (bikeway network, signage, parking and projects, has been updated through the end of 2021.
  • Bike to W(herever) Day 2022:
    Bike to Wherever Day (BTWD) 2022 is Friday, May 20th. The roll-out will begin at 3:30pm from the 81st Ave Library and festivities will take place at the Lake Merritt Pergola from 4-7pm.
  • 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.
  • Paint the Town Murals:
    Join the Paint the Town Program for two upcoming mural painting events! To explore the locations of Paint the Town street murals please view our map.
    • KIPP Bridge Academy Elementary School has organized with neighbors to paint a mural honoring Black history from coast to coast on 17th St at West St on Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th.
    • Esperanza at Stonehurst Elementary School has organized to paint a mural at the entrance to the school at 10315 E St, Oakland, CA 94603 on Wednesday, May 18th.
  • City of Oakland Grant to Organize Festivals Application Available:
    Oakland-based nonprofits interested in organizing festivals are encouraged to apply for up to $20,000 through the Neighborhood Voices for Festivals program grant by Thursday, July 7, 2022. The goal of the grant program is to bring Oaklanders together to create and support a sense of belonging within a community, foster social connections that lift our spirits, feed our community well-being, and offer visions for our collective future.
  • Active Transportation Program Cycle 6 Grant:
    At the March 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Julieth Ortiz, OakDOT Transportation Planner, presented on the proposed transportation projects for the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 6. After receiving feedback from the BPAC, OakDOT will be moving forward with submitting grant applications for
    1) Bancroft Ave Greenway – Design (previously submitted, ATP Cycle 5) and Construction, and
    2) 73rd Ave Active Routes to Transit.
    In response to BPAC’s feedback on the Market Street Pedestrian Improvements project proposal, OakDOT will not continue pursuing grant funding for this project and will instead move forward with lower cost improvements that will be funded and implemented through the paving program. Applications for the ATP Cycle 6 grant program are due on June 15, 2022.
  • One Bay Area Grant Cycle 3:
    The One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program is a regional grant program administered by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The grant program distributes federal transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration to projects that improve safety, encourage economic development, and help the Bay Area meet climate change and air quality improvement goals. The OBAG Cycle 3 grant applications are due June 30, 2022. OakDOT is working to submit applications for the following projects:
    1) 27th Street Complete Street – Construction,
    2) Coliseum Bay Trail Connector (66th Ave) – Design & Construction (previously submitted, ATP Cycle 4 and a voiced priority for BPAC), and
    3) LAMMPS Phase 2 – Design & Construction.
  • Oakland 2022 Infrastructure Bond Community Engagement Sessions:
    The Finance Department is hosting three, in-person community engagement sessions to get feedback on the needs and goals for Oakland and what Oaklanders would like to see in a new infrastructure bond measure. Meetings are Monday, May 16 – 1-2:30 PM, Friday, May 20 – 1-2:30 PM, and Wednesday, May 25 – 1-2:30 PM. Email Noel to register.

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