December 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, December 15, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm
View and download the full agenda packet [26mb 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.


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.


TimeItem #Topic
6:001Teleconference Protocol/Roll Call/Determination of Quorum/Introductions (10 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 November 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 Wednesday, 11/30/22 at 10:49pm, a 40-year-old male bicyclist was severely injured by a driver in a crash on the Embarcadero near 16th Ave.
Summary of Discussion:
• This area is dark at night, and there is high speed traffic with people getting on and off the freeway. The area is not designed for bicyclists and pedestrians.
• The driver was traveling southeast on Embarcadero and the bicyclist was coming from the 16th Ave overpass towards Embarcadero.
6:3562022 Chair’s Report (15 minutes)
BPAC Chair Patricia Schader will lead the commission in a discussion on developing the BPAC Chair’s Report to the Oakland City Council which will summarize the Commission’s work during 2022 and identify key policy issues.
Summary of Discussion:
• For key policy issues, Chair Schader would like to address grant proposals coming to BPAC early in the application development process allowing time for BPAC input to be addressed and incorporated. She is also interested in speaking to the ongoing issue of vacancies at OakDOT.
• The report’s recommendations should seek more opportunities for BPAC input on unfunded grant applications to help those applications become successful. This suggestion is in reference to the recently unsuccessful applications to the State’s Active Transportation Program for two East Oakland projects: 73rd Ave and Bancroft Ave.
• Address what the Commission has done with the public comments it has received. Examine how the BPAC has been responsive to public input.
• Highlight how much public comment the Commission received in 2022 on pursuing more aggressive traffic calming measures and short-term fixes on high-speed corridors. These topics have come up repeatedly at Open Forum and there is a feeling of frustration regarding the rate of progress.
6:507West Oakland Link & Bay Skyway: Update (25 minutes)
Gavin Lohry, Project Manager for the Bay Area Toll Authority of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, will provide an overview of the Bay Skyway and the current projects that are under development and will provide an active transportation connection between San Francisco, Treasure Island, and the East Bay. A more in-depth update will be provided on West Oakland Link section of the Bay Skyway which will provide a safe connection for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel between West Oakland, the Port of Oakland, and the Bay Bridge Trail. The West Oakland Link is currently finishing environmental review and plans on beginning detailed design (PS&E) in early 2023.
7:158Policy Amendments to the City of Oakland’s Fire Code (25 minutes)
Commissioner Alex Frank will facilitate a discussion on a series of policy recommendations that aim to balance safe street designs with fire safety for Oakland residents. The discussion will include a summary of the City’s Fire Code Appendix D (minimum clear lane requirements), its relationship to roadway design, and bicyclist, pedestrian, and motorist safety.
7:409Committee 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.
7:5010Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead


  • BPAC Officer Elections
  • Committee Assignments
  • Annual Strategic Planning Projects Development Projects (tentative)
  • Annual Major Development Projects (tentative)
  • BART Projects (tentative)


  • Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Recommended Projects and Updates (tentative)
  • Pedestrian Push Buttons (tentative)
  • Oakland Police Department and Resident Rides (tentative)
  • Annual Paving Plan Update (tentative)


  • Bike to Wherever/Work Day Planning (tentative)
  • Annual BPAC Strategic Planning
  • Commissioner Expectations


  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List:
    Sign up to receive these BPAC agendas by email.
  • Oakland School Crossing Guard Location Web Map:
    The Safe Streets Division updated the web map of Oakland school crossing guard locations showing the placement locations of the crossing guards at schools.
  • Sideshow Prevention Projects Map Updates:
    The Safe Streets Division updated the Sideshow Prevention map with current data to support the program’s interactive web map.
  • Paint the Town Update

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