OakDOT Applications to Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 11

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).

OakDOT has received $27 million in HSIP funding to-date.

  • HSIP 5: Market Street between 45th & Arlington (Completed)
  • HSIP 6: Grand Ave Ped Safety (Completed)
  • HSIP 7: Lake Merritt BART Area Ped Safety (Completed)
  • HSIP 7: Market Street Improvements (4th-21st) (Completed)
  • HSIP 7: Downtown Intersection Improvements (Completed)
  • HSIP 7: Telegraph Ave Bike/Ped Improvements 29th to 45th (Expected completion date: Fall 2022)
  • HSIP 7: Shattuck and Claremont Ave. Bike/Ped Improvements (Spring 2023)
  • HSIP 8: Bancroft (Winter 2023)
  • HSIP 8: Fruitvale Ave Road Diet (Winter 2023)
  • HSIP 8: 35th Avenue (Completed)
  • HSIP 8: High Street Improvements (Winter 2023)
  • HSIP 8: Downtown Safety Improvements (Winter 2023)
  • HSIP 8: Guardrails Oakland Hills (Winter 2023)
  • HSIP 9: Foothill Blvd (Winter 2023)
  • HSIP 9: RRFB / Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements (Winter 2024)
  • HSIP 10: Systemic Crossing Improvements on Local Streets (Winter 2026)
  • HSIP 10: 98th Avenue Crossing Improvements (Winter 2026)
  • HSIP 10: 14th Street Pedestrian Crossing Improvements (Winter 2026)

HSIP Cycle 11 Applications

  • Safe Oakland Streets Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) Timing
    • Add a 3 second head start for pedestrians and accessible pedestrian signals at existing signalized intersections:
      • With LPI-compatible signal controllers
      • With signal controllers to be upgraded to LPI-compatible
    • Locations will be chosen based on HSIP criteria (benefit-cost ratio) in addition to OakDOT’s equity priority neighborhoods
  • Safe Oakland Streets Major Bike and Pedestrian Crossings
    • Add rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) to uncontrolled intersections where neighborhood bike routes cross Collector and Arterial Streets
    • Locations will be chosen based on HSIP criteria (benefit-cost ratio) in addition to OakDOT’s equity priority neighborhoods and nexus with 5-year paving plan


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