Thursday, September 15, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm
View and download the full agenda packet [21mb PDF].
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.
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If you have any questions, please email Noel Pond-Danchik, staff liaison to the commission.
|6:00||1||Teleconference Protocol/Roll Call/Determination of Quorum/Introductions (10 minutes)|
|6:10||2||Open 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).
|6:20||3||Approval of meeting minutes (5 Minutes)|
Seek motion to adopt the August 2022 BPAC minutes.
|6:25||4||Renewal 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).
|6:30||5||Recent Bicyclist- and Pedestrian-Related Crashes (10 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 Thursday, 8/25/2022 at 4:02 pm, a 35-year-old white male pedestrian was fatally hit by a driver at the intersection of West MacArthur Blvd and Piedmont Ave while crossing in the marked crosswalk.
|6:40||6||OakDOT Director Fred Kelley and Assistant Director Ariel Espiritu Santo (20 minutes)|
New Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) Director, Fred Kelley, will share his vision for OakDOT. Kelley and Assistant Director, Ariel Espiritu Santo will answer questions from the BPAC.
|7:00||7||East Bay Greenway Updated Design (30 minutes)|
Matthew Bomberg, Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) Senior Transportation Engineer, will provide a presentation on the East Bay Greenway project, a regional active transportation project being planned and implemented by Alameda CTC in partnership with the City of Oakland. The project is identified in local and regional plans, including the City’s Bike Master Plan and Measure BB Transportation Expenditure Plan. Alameda CTC is currently developing conceptual plans and conducting community engagement and environmental studies for an East Bay Greenway project which can be implemented in a near-term (3-5 year) timeframe.
|7:30||8||2023 BPAC Commissioner Recommendations (10 minutes)|
The Recruitment Committee will report back with recommendations from its review of applications of people seeking to be appointed to the BPAC for 2023-2025 terms. The Committee is recommending reappointing Grey Gardner, Patricia Schader, and Dianne Yee. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. A summary applicants and applications are included as attachments.
|7:40||9||Committee Report-Back (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.
|7:50||10||Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)|
Three-month agenda look-ahead
- Rapid Responses to Fatal Traffic Crashes
- Power the People Project Update (tentative)
- Paint the Town Update (tentative)
- School Safety: School Crossing Guard Program, School Safety Patrol, and Traffic Safety Design Elements
- BART Projects (tentative)
- Paving Plan Update (tentative)
- BPAC Chair’s Report to Public Works Committee
- Annual Major Development Projects (tentative)
- Annual Strategic Planning Projects Development Projects (tentative)
- West Oakland LINK (tentative)
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- Paint the Town Murals:
The Paint the Town Program has one upcoming mural painting event. 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.
- Seyed Alavi and neighbors are organizing a mural painting event on September 11th and 12th, 2022 in the intersection of Dover St and 56th St.
- Virtual Meeting for Caltrans I-580 Pedestrian Overcrossing Project — Release of Draft Environmental Document:
Caltrans released a Draft Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment for the “I-580 Bridge Rehabilitation Project” which would “restore and preserve the structural integrity of the Broadway-Richmond Boulevard, Webster Street, and Fruitvale Avenue Undercrossing (UC) structures as well as the Van Buren Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue pedestrian overcrossings (POCs).” The POCs connect the Grand Lake and Adams Point neighborhoods just north of Grand Ave. Due to challenges with building a replacement POC, the project includes an alternative that would instead make pedestrian/bicyclist access improvements to portions of MacArthur Blvd, Grand Ave, and Santa Clara Ave that connect the two ends of the existing POCs. The project web page includes a link to the draft environmental document and information on a virtual public meeting that will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Comments on the draft environmental document are due October 5.
- Park Boulevard Complete Streets Project:
Construction is substantively finished on the Lower Park Blvd Complete Streets Project. The 1.4-mile project on E 18th St, 3rd Ave, and Park Blvd between Lakeshore Ave and Chatham Rd delivered paving, curb ramp upgrades, a 4-to-2 lane road diet with left turn pockets at select locations, buffered bicycle lanes, six corner radius reductions to calm high-speed right turns from Park Blvd onto side-streets, nine pedestrian safety islands, intersection reconfigurations at Park Blvd/5th Ave/Ivy Drive, updated pavement markings and signage throughout, and reconfigurations to bus stops to improve safety and AC Transit service reliability.
- West Street Road Diet Project:
Construction is substantively complete on the West Street Road Diet Project. The 1.7-mile project on West St between W Grand Ave and 52nd St delivered paving, curb ramp upgrades, a 3-to-2 lane road diet with left turn pockets at select locations, buffered bicycle lanes, two protected intersections, six pedestrian safety islands, a bicycle crossing safety improvement at San Pablo Ave, and updated pavement markings and signage throughout. In response to community requests for additional traffic calming, the project installed two raised intersection speed tables, six sets of speed cushions, and one speed hump.
- We [bike] Oakland Newsletter, Summer 2022 (31st Edition):
The 31st edition of the twice-annual Bike Oakland newsletter, covering Bike Plan implementation progress between January and July 2022 is now available here in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The newsletter includes articles on the Lower Park Blvd, Bancroft Ave, and Telegraph Ave paving projects, a Slow Streets – Essential Places update, City-funded and -administered bicycle education, bicycle wayfinding sign projects, and more.
- West Oakland Bay Trail Realignment:
As part of the 8th St West Oakland Traffic Calming Project, OakDOT staff are implementing a realignment to the San Francisco Bay Trail in West Oakland. Due to Port operations on the waterfront, the Bay Trail in this area is located inland on surface streets. The routing was changed from 8th St to 7th St between Wood St and Mandela Pkwy. The change was made to support commercial activity on 7th St, West Oakland’s “main street”, and provide more direct connections to West Oakland BART, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, and Mandela Pkwy. The realignment was approved on 7/28/22 by the San Francisco Bay Trail Steering Committee, a public body of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) that oversees the Bay Trail.
- Safe Oakland Streets (SOS):
OakDOT staff worked with OPD to produce SOS info cards for OPD officers to hand out to drivers as an educational tool when pulling people over for traffic violations that will be in use soon.
- Rapid Response: Pedestrian fatality on Park Blvd near East 38th Ave:
Park Blvd lane drops were installed in July 2022 near East 38th Ave. Striping of additional lane drops between Hollywood and Wellington avenues was completed in the week of August 15th with delineators to be added in upcoming weeks pending delivery of material shipment.