Thursday, October 20, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm
View and download the full agenda packet [18mb 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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|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 September 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||Recognizing Dave Campbell (5 minutes) |
The Commission will recognize and thank outgoing Bike East Bay Advocacy Director Dave Campbell for his work in this role promoting better bicycling in Oakland. Dave’s contributions to bicycling and safe streets advocacy in the East Bay over the years are incalculable, but here are just a few:
• Successful campaigns to win bike access on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and on the Bay Bridge East Span path, and for the Berkeley bike/walk bridges at University Ave and Gilman Street
• Successful campaigns for local bike/walk/transit infrastructure and programs funding including Measure B/BB (Alameda County), Measure J (Contra Costa County), Measure RR (BART), and Measure KK (Oakland)
• Successful campaigns to win bicycle access on East Bay transit systems, including full access on BART as well as secure bike parking facilities in and around East Bay stations
• Development and oversight of local funding programs such as Safe Routes to Transit
• Pop-up bikeway pilot projects throughout the East Bay, many of which have since been built as
permanent projects including Telegraph Ave in Oakland, as well as Hearst Ave and Milvia Street in Berkeley
• Successful campaigns to develop trails and protected bikeway projects throughout the East Bay,
and protected intersections now on the ground in Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, and Pleasanton (more on the way!).
|6:35||6||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.
• Around 9:49 pm on Monday, October 3, 2022, a Black, female, approximately 30 to 40-year-old pedestrian was killed by a vehicle driver while crossing Hegenberger Rd near Hamilton St. The driver fled the scene.
|6:40||7||OakDOT Rapid Responses to Fatal Crashes (30 minutes)|
OakDOT’s Safe Streets Division Manager Megan Wier, Supervising Transportation Engineer Joe Wang, and Transportation Engineers Mandana Ashti and Brian Sukkar will provide an overview of OakDOT’s Rapid Response to fatal traffic crashes.
Oakland Police Department’s Lieutenant Fleming and Sergeant Bellusa will also share information regarding OPD’s crash investigations, which inform OakDOT rapid responses.
OakDOT staff will also share two case studies of rapid responses to recent crashes involving people walking and biking.
|7:10||8||Transforming Oakland’s Waterfront Neighborhoods (TOWN) Project (30 minutes)|
OakDOT Senior Transportation Planner, Audrey Harris, will provide an overview of the TOWN projects, a suite of infrastructure improvements that will provide safer, more sustainable and more equitable access between Downtown, Chinatown, and West Oakland and the waterfront while protecting and enhancing goods movement in and out of the nearby Port of Oakland. The TOWN projects have also been designed to facilitate access to and from the proposed Waterfront Ballpark District at Howard Terminal which if approved, would deliver an urban infill project that proposes to build a new ballpark, up to 3,000 new housing units, 1.7 million square feet of commercial space, a 400-room hotel, a 3,500-seat performance venue, and 18 acres of open space, including an extension to the Bay Trail.
|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
- School Safety: School Crossing Guard Program, School Safety Patrol, and Traffic Safety Design Elements
- Power the People Project
- Reduced Speed Limits in Business Districts
- BPAC Chair’s Report to Public Works Committee
- Annual Strategic Planning Projects Development Projects (tentative)
- West Oakland LINK (tentative)
- BPAC Officer Elections
- Annual Major Development Projects (tentative)
- BART Projects (tentative)
- Paving Plan Update (tentative)
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- Paint the Town Murals:
A Paint the Town mural was painted by Seyed Alavi and neighbors on September 11th and 12th, 2022, in the intersection of Dover St and 56th St.
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.
- Survey on Oakland as a Bicycle Friendly Community:
The League of American Bicyclists is interested in learning about your experience bicycling in Oakland. Please complete this survey by Sunday, November 6. The survey is also available in Spanish. Oakland recently applied to the League of American Bicyclists to renew its status as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Oakland has applied every four years since 2010 for the purposes of assessing how Oakland is doing in improving conditions for bicyclists. While the City of Oakland has been the lead on these applications, the application process evaluates the Oakland community as a whole with detailed questions on education, encouragement, engineering, equity & accessibility, and evaluation & planning.
- Citywide Bikeways 2021:
Construction of the Citywide Bikeways 2021 Project has been completed. Work consisted of the installation of striped buffer enhancements and green conflict markings along selected bike lanes, installation of new bike lanes, and restriping of existing bike lanes. The locations are on 16th Ave, 35th Ave, E 12th St, MacArthur Blvd, Market St, W MacArthur Blvd, and Washington St.
- AB 43 Implementation:
OakDOT staff will be presenting on the Assembly Bill 43 Implementation Plan And Ordinance Related To Business Activity District Speed Limit Lowering at the October 25, 2022 Oakland City Council Public Works Committee at 10:30am. Councilmembers will be hearing the recommendation to Adopt An Ordinance Amending Oakland Municipal Code Chapter 10.20 (“Speed Limits”) To Establish 20 MPH And 25 MPH Speed Limits In Business Activity Districts As Defined In Assembly Bill 43. OakDOT has identified 57 corridors totaling 26.5 miles that are recommended for speed limit lowering, with the aim of implementing 10 business activity districts by Summer 2023 and the remaining corridors by the end of 2025, prioritizing implementation based on location on the high injury network and in higher priority equity areas. More information including the report and ordinance will be posted here when available.
- Traffic Fatalities Tracking:
This month, OakDOT and OPD launched a webpage dedicated to reporting on traffic deaths on Oakland streets. This webpage advances the transparent monitoring of traffic deaths on Oakland streets in support of the Safe Oakland Streets initiative and its goals of preventing serious and fatal traffic crashes and eliminating crash inequities on Oakland’s streets. This page includes data and a map of traffic fatalities in Oakland.
- Street Furniture Program:
The City’s 20-year contract with Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) to maintain and advertise on Oakland bus shelters expired earlier this year and was replaced with a 1-year contract extension with CCO, with an option for a second year. Staff are developing a request for proposals (RFP) for a long-term Coordinated Street Furniture Program to manage bus shelters, benches, trash bins, public toilets, etc. and other street furniture.
Additionally, Council instructed staff to enter into a franchise agreement with IKE Smart City, a purveyor of digital informational kiosks. The intention of the Coordinated Street Furniture RFP is to allow respondents to pursue up to three kinds of contracts (manufacturing assets, maintenance, and advertising) and submit innovative proposals for street furniture. Staff anticipates that the RFP will be released in November.
On October 25th at the Public Works Committee, there will be a resolution to appropriate staff costs to develop and manage a Coordinated Street Furniture Program, beginning with the management of IKE Smart City. Staff aims to present to BPAC about the Coordinated Street Furniture Program before the end of the year.
- OakDOT Major Projects Map Updates:
The OakDOT Major Projects Map was updated with ten new projects. The map landing page is here.
- Bicycle Facilities Data Update:
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Program updated OakDOT’s bicycle facilities web map (bikeways, bike parking, bike signage, and bikeway projects) with data through June 2022.