March 2023 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, March 16, 2023; 6:00-8:00 pm
In-person meeting at City Hall, Hearing Room 4, viewable online
View and download the full agenda packet [600kb 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.


This is an in-person meeting. People participating in the meeting must attend in-person. People may be able to observe this meeting remotely. This is the first in-person meeting of the BPAC since February 2020. City of Oakland staff to the Commission are striving to provide the following options for people to observe BPAC meetings remotely.

To view the meeting online:

  • 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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    Webinar ID: 831 8685 8264

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If you have any questions, please email Pierre Gerard, 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 February 2023 BPAC minutes.
6:254Recent Bicyclist- and Pedestrian-Related Crashes (10 minutes)
Commissioner Schader will lead the commission in a discussion of recent fatal and other high-profile traffic crashes in Oakland involving bicyclists and pedestrians.
• On Sunday, 2/19/23 at 7:08am, a 100-year-old Asian male pedestrian was fatally struck by a driver on 19th St at Harrison St.
6:355Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Grant Application (25 minutes)
Julieth Ortiz, Transportation Planner III in OakDOT’s Capital Finance Section, will provide an overview of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Program, followed by an update of existing TDA-funded projects and a draft project list for fiscal year 2023-24. This year’s recommendation is to fund the design of two stairs and paths projects, including the Comstock stairs (#103) and stairs #206 (Trestle Glen). This item needs BPAC review for this TDA cycle. OakDOT is still ensuring that there is staff and contracting capacity to implement the proposed projects before committing to requesting funds this cycle.
7:006Bike to Work Day 2023 Planning (15 minutes)
Chris Hwang from Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) will share plans for and ways to get involved in Bike To Work Day 2023, Thursday May 18, 2023. This year’s Oakland BTWD celebrations in Oakland will include programming in partnership with Bike East Bay, The Crucible, and Oakland Central Business Improvement District; and bicycle rides with Councilmembers and Mayor Thao on BTWD and throughout the month of May.
7:157Paving Plan Update (25 minutes)
Sarah Fine, Paving Program Manager, will present a final update on the 2019 3-Year Paving Plan and provide a status report on the adopted 2022 5-Year Paving Plan (5YP). Additional information about the 2022 5YP, including a map of streets and schedule, can be reviewed here.
7:408Committee Report-Backs (10 minutes)
Committees of the BPAC will provide brief overviews and updates to the Commission. City staff to the BPAC will provide an update on the format of committee meetings. A list of active committees is included in the agenda packet and on the BPAC webpage.
7:509Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

Three-month agenda look-ahead

March Special Meeting (tentative for Thursday, March 23, 2023)

  • BPAC Annual strategic planning
  • Committee planning


  • Annual Major Development Projects
  • BART Projects (tentative)
  • Chinatown Caltrans Transportation Grant (tentative)


  • Bike to Work Day Report Back (tentative)
  • Annual Strategic Planning Projects
  • DOT Organizational Update (tentative)


  • Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)
  • Meeting with the Mayor (tentative)


  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List:
    Sign up to receive these BPAC agendas by email.
  • Open Meeting Requirements and Committees of the BPAC:
    In consultation with the City Administrator’s Office and the City Attorney’s Office, OakDOT staff canceled the March 2 meeting of the Infrastructure Committee of the Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC). The meeting was canceled due to questions regarding compliance with the State’s requirements for meetings of a local jurisdiction’s legislative bodies. OakDOT staff has asked BPAC Commissioners to defer all committee meetings until the matter is resolved. The meetings of the Commission itself are not in question.
  • Oakland Traffic Fatality Web Map:
    The Safe Streets Division updated the Traffic Fatality Map with the latest available fatality data. The map now features traffic fatality data for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 on victim counts by year, by modes (Pedestrian, Bicyclist, Driver, Passenger, Motorcyclist, other Motorized User, Other non-motorized User) based on data collected by OPD and OakDOT’s Rapid Response Program.

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