Thursday, February 16, 2023; 6:00-8:00 pm
View and download the full agenda packet [6.8mb PDF].
Andrew Campbell, Alexander Frank, Grey Gardner (Vice Chair), Michael Lok, Phoenix Mangrum, David Ralston, Patricia Schader, Nicholas Whipps, Dianne Yee (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 January 2023 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).
• After February 28, 2023, when Governor Newsom rescinds California’s declaration of a COVID-19 emergency, the Oakland City Council and all City boards and commissions subject to the Brown Act will no longer be able to invoke AB 361 to allow members of the bodies to participate in meetings via Zoom or other teleconference technology. To that end, effective March 1, 2023, pursuant to the Brown Act’s pre-existing, default requirements, all public meetings including those of our boards and commissions must be held in person and sitting board or commission members will be required to attend their meetings in person for meetings scheduled March 1 or later.
• Initially, remote participation by members of the public (hybrid meetings) will not be permitted. Hybrid meetings will commence once the commissions have established meeting procedures for hybrid meetings and resources are in place to provide equitable access to meeting participation.
|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, 1/26/23 at 6:49pm, a 46-year-old male bicyclist was killed in a possible hit-and-run crash with a driver on the westbound I-580 on-ramp at High Street.
|6:40||6||IKE Smart City Kiosk and Coordinated Street Furniture Program (25 minutes) |
Michael Randolph, Transportation Planner II, and Kerby Olsen, Transportation Planner III, will present exciting news regarding the City’s street furniture. The City’s contract with Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) to maintain and advertise on Oakland bus shelters will end this April. 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. Staff anticipates that the RFP will be released in Spring. Additionally, Council instructed staff to enter into a franchise agreement with IKE Smart City, a purveyor of digital informational kiosks.
|7:05||7||Slow Streets Update (35 minutes)|
Jason Patton, Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Supervisor in OakDOT’s Safe Streets Division, will provide an update on developing permanent Slow Streets based on lessons learned from the temporary street closures during the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Slow Streets are envisioned to support travel at human-powered speeds and provide public spaces as community resources in Oakland’s neighborhoods.
|7:40||8||BPAC Strategic Planning Check-In (5 minutes) |
The Commission will discuss whether to set aside time at a future BPAC meeting to update the Strategic Plan, last updated at a special meeting of the BPAC in March 2022.
|7:45||9||Committee Overviews, Report Backs, and New Assignments (25 minutes)|
Committees of the BPAC will provide brief overviews and updates to the Commission. All commissioners will be given the opportunity to volunteer for, switch, or remove themselves from the Commission’s committees and liaison positions. 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) (35 minutes)|
Three-month agenda look-ahead
- Bike to Wherever/Work Day Planning (tentative)
- Annual BPAC Strategic Planning (tentative)
- Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Recommended Projects and Updates
- Paving Plan Update (tentative)
- Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)
- BART Projects (tentative)
- Meeting with the Mayor (tentative)
- Chinatown Caltrans Trransportation Grant (tentative)
- Annual Major Development Projects
- Bike to Work Day Report Back (tentative)
- Annual Strategic Planning Projects
- DOT Organizational Update (tentative)
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- East 12th Street Bikeway Project Update:
OakDOT is planning to apply to the Safe Routes to BART program, Cycle 2, to support the E. 12th Street bike project. OakDOT applied for this project in Cycle 1 with a BPAC letter of support but was not awarded funding. We believe we have a greater chance of success this round given that the project is almost ready to begin construction. We appreciate BPAC’s ongoing support of this project. If BPAC members have any questions or concerns regarding this approach please contact Craig Raphael, Funding Program Manager.
- 8th Street West Oakland Traffic Calming Project Interviews:
Bicyclist and Pedestrian Program staff conducted interviews with seventeen residents of 8th Street to engage more deeply with residents about the neighborhood and project outcomes. The interviews prioritized participation by demographic groups underrepresented in a previously conducted neighborhood-wide survey. Interviewees were provided $25 gift cards as appreciation for their involvement and expertise.
- Return to In-Person Commission Meetings:
The City knows that virtual meetings have offered means of community participation that some community members will want to preserve or restore when in-person meetings take effect. The City is committed to providing the most equitable, compliant, and convenient access possible to board and commission meetings. However, we are in new circumstances—best practices for hybrid community participation are still emerging, and existing equipment, facilities, and staffing cannot accommodate hybrid meetings across the board at this time. The City will be developing solutions and welcomes input and ideas from board and commission members, constituents, and staff liaisons.