June 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, June 16, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [27mb 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.
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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 May 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.
• On Sunday, 5/21/22 at 10:33pm, a 63-year-old Black female Oakland resident was struck by multiple vehicle drivers and on Bancroft Ave between 62nd Ave and 63rd Ave.
• On Friday, 5/27/22 at 10:38pm, a 60-year-old male bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle driver at Shattuck Ave and 55th St.
• On Tuesday, 5/31/22 at 5:33pm, a 78-year-old Hispanic female pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk by a driver at 16th Ave and International Blvd. The vehicle driver fled the scene.
6:356Remarks from OakDOT Director Ryan Russo (10 minutes)
Outgoing OakDOT Director Ryan Russo will share about his experience in OakDOT and with the BPAC.
6:457Bike to Wherever Day Report-Back (10 minutes)
Chris Hwang from Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) will report on the outcome of the May 20, 2022 Bike To Wherever Day celebrations in Oakland. View the full gallery of photos of the event by Malcolm Wallace.
6:558One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) Grant Application Projects (30 minutes)
OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Celina Chan will present on two projects, the 66th Ave Coliseum BART to Bay Trail project and the Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project. These projects and the 27th St Bay Pl Project which was heard at the May BPAC meeting are being submitted as One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) applications for the June 30, 2022 deadline. Staff is requesting the commission review the checklists attached to this agenda for each of the three projects and share comments back to Charlie Ream by June 23, 2022.
The 66th Avenue Coliseum BART to Bay Trail project seeks to re-establish the connection between East Oakland and the San Leandro Bay waterfront by installing a Class 1 off-street multi-use pathway along 66th Avenue between San Leandro Street and Oakport Street. This will involve realignment of the freeway on and off-ramps on both sides of the I-880 freeway to allow for a continuous Class 1 pathway on the south side of 66th Avenue, with full signal separation at all intersection crossings. This project will tie directly into the upcoming East Bay Greenway Phase 2 pathway being constructed on San Leandro Street.
The Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project will build on a community-based transportation planning effort, LAMMPS Phase 1, which resulted in several transportation improvements along MacArthur Boulevard, including an off-street shared-use pathway from Green Acre Road to Richards Road. The LAMMPS Phase 2 project proposes to extend this off-street shared-use pathway on MacArthur Boulevard from Richards Road to Seminary Avenue. There will also be other safety improvements, including upgraded transit stops, pedestrian refuge islands, and closure of the slip lanes at 55th Avenue and Seminary Avenue.
7:259Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative Update including AB 43 Implementation (25 minutes)
OakDOT Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor Nicole Ferrara will present updates on the Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative. SOS was launched in 2021 with the primary goal of preventing severe and fatal crashes and related disparities impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, persons with disabilities, seniors, children, and low-income populations. This presentation will provide an overview of the initiative, progress made in 2021, and focal points for work in 2022 and beyond.
7:5010Commissioner Outreach Report Backs (10 minutes)
BPAC Chair Schader will lead a discussion on BPAC commissioner outreach to date.
7:5511Committee 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.
8:0512Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Committee Updates

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee met on June 6, 2022. Committee members discussed several committee projects, including how to facilitate regular reporting to BPAC of detailed and comprehensive collision data in real time, investigating policies related to the use of pedestrian “beg buttons,” and gathering additional information about traffic calming techniques.

The City Council will again consider issues relating to Traffic Calming during the upcoming meeting of the City Council on June 21st (meeting beginning at 1pm.) The item is scheduled as a continuation of the discussions held on April 19th and May 17th. Reports provided at past hearings are available here.

The committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. For additional information, contact Commissioner Grey Gardner.

Three-month agenda look-ahead

July

CITY OF OAKLAND

  • BPAC 2023 New Commissioner Outreach & Outreach Process Updates
  • 73rd Ave Project Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Application, Manuel Corona, Charlie Ream)
  • Bancroft Ave Project Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Application, Manuel Corona, Julieth Ortiz
  • School Safety Crossing Guards, Paul Cirolia (tentative)
  • BART’s One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) applications for transit-oriented development (TOD) at the West Oakland and Lake Merritt Stations (tentative)

August

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

September

  • BPAC Commissioner Appointment Recommendations
  • Strategic Planning Projects Update (tentative)
  • Paving Plan Update (tentative)

Announcements

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List:
    Sign up to receive these BPAC agendas by email.
  • Bike Safety Education Videos Feature Oakland Bikeways:
    Check out the 13 short videos on basic bicyclist safety education topics such as the ABC Quick Check, common crash types, dooring and the Dutch Reach, lane positioning, signaling and scanning, and more made by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) in November 2021. The videos are under 4 minutes each, include English and Spanish versions, and were filmed using bikeways around Lake Merritt and in downtown. They were filmed in coordination with Bike East Bay, DoorDash, and the City’s Film Office. Please see the LAB blog post and their YouTube channel.
  • Park Blvd Rapid Response:
    Starting June 8th, OakDOT staff began reducing lanes between Dolores Ave and Wellington Street. The result will be one travel lane per direction on Park Blvd at its intersections with Everett and El Centro avenues where there is a concentration of pedestrian crossings.
  • Closure of El Embarcadero during Lake Merritt Events:
    The Lake Merritt Working Group is working to close El Embarcadero for crowd control and to assist with public vending. El Embarcadero between Grand and Lakeshore avenues will be closed during all events the Lake Merritt Working Group designates necessary to maintain public safety. Locking, foldable signs have been designed and manufactured that can be opened during times El Embarcadero is closed to through traffic.
  • California Assembly Bill 43:
    Speed Limit Setting is a bill passed in 2021 that allows cities to lower speed limits in several technical ways.
  • East Oakland Futures Festival:
    OakDOT will be providing $12,500 to sponsor the inaugural East Oakland Futures Festival on 90th Ave led by Walk Oakland Bike Oakland. The event is scheduled for the weekend of Juneteenth.
  • Paint the Town Murals:
    The Paint the Town Program recently completed three murals and has three upcoming mural painting events. To explore the locations of Paint the Town street murals please view our map. OakDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program staff facilitate the mural events in coordination with partner organizations EastSide Arts Alliance and Safe Passages, the OakDOT Permit Counter, and the OakDOT Traffic Maintenance Section.
    • KIPP Bridge Academy Elementary School organized with neighbors to paint a mural honoring Black history from coast to coast on 17th St at West St on May 13-15, 2022.
    • Esperanza at Stonehurst Charter Elementary School painted a mural at the entrance to the school at 10315 E St on May 17-18, 2022.
    • Laurel Elementary School and Safe Passages painted a mural in front of the entrance to the school at 3750 Brown Ave on June 3-5, 2022.
    • Oakland Trybe, the District 2 Council Office, and Roosevelt Middle School plan to paint a mural at the intersection of 18th Ave and E 19th St on June 21-24, 2022.
    • Keisha Henderson is organizing with neighbors to paint the town on Scoville St at 55th Ave on June 23, 2022.
    • Greenleaf Elementary School and Safe Passages plan to paint a mural in front of the school at 6328 E 17th St on July 13-15.

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