At the August 18, 2022 BPAC meeting, Julieth Ortiz, OakDOT Transportation Planner, shared an overview of the crash data-driven HSIP grant program and the current proposals to request funds to implement HSIP-eligible countermeasures that focus on intersection safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The applications are due September 12th. Following the overview of the grant program, Dean Hsiao, OakDOT Supervising Transportation Engineer, shared an overview of pedestrian signals and leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs).
HSIP Cycle 11 Applications
Safe Oakland Streets Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) Timing
Safe Oakland Streets Major Bike and Pedestrian Crossings
At the August 18, 2022 BPAC meeting, Kerby Olsen, New Mobility Supervisor at OakDOT, presented on the department’s draft proposal to address sidewalk parking through a combination of community outreach and education, street modifications and parking enforcement.
An excerpt is below, followed by the full presentation.
At the July 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Manuel Corona, presented on two projects, the Bancroft Avenue Greenway project and the 73rd Avenue Active Routes to Transit project. These projects were heard at the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting and have been submitted as Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant applications for the June 15th deadline. Staff requested the commission review the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Complete Streets Checklists for each project and share comments back to Manuel Corona by July 28th, 2022.
The Bancroft Ave Greenway project seeks to provide a low-stress Class I multi-use path on the existing Bancroft Avenue median from 73rd Avenue to 103rd Avenue. This will involve dedicated bicycle signals at all intersections and new pedestrian-scale lighting. In addition, this project will install new wayfinding signage, benches, landscaping and spaces for people to meet or picnic. This project is a result of community engagement for multiple planning efforts and was previously submitted to the ATP Cycle 5 grant.
The 73rd Ave Active Routes to Transit project will connect three transit hubs by upgrading existing Class II bike lanes to Class II Buffered bike lanes. This will provide more separation from motor vehicles. This project will also install two concrete protected intersections at International Blvd and Bancroft to provide spaces for bicyclist and pedestrians to wait and shorten their crossing distance. In addition, there will be a new direct connection to Coliseum BART by linking the bikes lanes to a Neighborhood Bike route south of International Blvd.
At the July 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Michael Randolph and GRID Alternatives Micromobility Program Manager Edgar Arellano provided an update on the Oakland Electric Bike Library. This project will provide communities with access to affordable medium and long-term rentals with approximately 500 e-bikes, cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes, while supporting community-run bike shops to perform maintenance and educate users. Staff are seeking input on bike types, rental periods, and other program aspects. This five-year project is funded by $1,000,000, grant from the Clean Mobility Options Voucher (CMO) program.