Thursday, May 25, 2023; 6:00-8:00 pm
In-person meeting at City Hall, Hearing Room 4, viewable online
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Andrew Campbell, Alexander Frank, Grey Gardner (Vice Chair), Michael Lok, Phoenix Mangrum, David Ralston, Patricia Schader, Nicholas Whipps, Dianne Yee (Chair)
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|6:00||1||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 March 2023 BPAC Special Meeting and April 2023 BPAC meeting minutes.
|6:25||4||Recent 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 Thursday 5/4/23 just after 5:30pm, a 32-year-old male pedestrian was severely injured by a driver near “23rd Avenue, East 11th Street, and Interstate 880” during a Homeland Security vehicle pursuit.
• On Wednesday 5/17/23 at approximately 9:19pm, a 50-year-old male bicyclist was killed by a driver in a hit-and-run crash at 98th Avenue and D Street.
|6:35||5||Supporting the East Bay Greenway: Recent Work by the Bay Area Trails Collaborative (25 minutes) |
Laura Cohen, Western Region Director for the Rails to Trails Conservancy, will present results of recent work related to the EB Greenway: a Multi-jurisdictional Maintenance Strategy Report and a Low-Stress Connectivity Analysis.
|7:00||6||Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Annual Report (25 minutes)|
OakDOT Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Senior Advisor, Tony Dang, will provide the second annual update of the SOS initiative. The SOS Initiative was launched in 2021 with the primary goal of preventing severe and fatal crashes and related disparities impacting Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, persons with disabilities, seniors, children, and low-income populations. This presentation will focus on reporting on progress made in 2022.
|7:25||7||Grand Avenue Repaving Project (25 minutes)|
OakDOT Planning and Project Development Supervisor, Charlie Ream, will present an update on the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Repaving Project, which will reconfigure Grand Avenue between Broadway to Elwood Avenue along with a planned repaving of the roadway. With Measure KK/U funding, OakDOT will conduct outreach and include bicycle, pedestrian, and transit improvements in the design. The project kicked off in late 2021, and OakDOT staff engaged the community and key stakeholders living near the corridor in Spring 2022. OakDOT worked with a consultant team and completed draft conceptual designs (15% plans) for the corridor in Fall/Winter 2022, which staff shared with the community, including a presentation to the BPAC at the November 2022 meeting. Since circulating those designs, OakDOT incorporated community and stakeholder feedback, and developed an updated design (35% plans) to share with BPAC and others for a final round of design iteration before handing the project over to the OakDOT Paving Program for detailed design and engineering. OakDOT staff look forward to sharing this project with the Commission and hearing their thoughts on how to best improve Grand Avenue for all roadway users.
|7:50||8||Three-month agenda look-ahead (below), suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)|
Three-month agenda look-ahead
- Bike to Work Day Report-Back (tentative)
- Fire Code Update (tentative)
- Annual Strategic Planning Projects
- Chinatown Caltrans Transportation Grant (tentative)
- Estuary Bridge (tentative)
- BPAC Commissioner Recruitment Outreach (tentative)
- BART Projects (topics to be confirmed)
- Speed Humps Program Update (tentative)
- E-Bike Library Update (tentative)
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- 2023 Bikeways Map:
Just in time for Bike Month, bundles of the 2023 Bikeways Map were delivered to Oakland bike shops and other locations (Main Library, Bike East Bay, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland) in early May. Now in its fourteenth edition, there are nearly 200,000 copies of the map in print. Maps were also distributed in the bags given to Bike to Wherever Day participants in Oakland. Find the digital version of the print map at the City of Oakland Bicycle Related Maps and Data webpage.
- Rapid Response (Phase II) to the Shattuck Ave/55th St Bicyclist Fatality:
In April 2023, OakDOT installed two-stage left-turn queue boxes for bicyclists on both the north and southbound approaches of Shattuck Ave at the intersection as Phase II of the Rapid Response to a bicyclist fatality due to a car crash on May 27th, 2022 at the intersection of Shattuck Ave/55th St. The bicyclist was traveling southbound on Shattuck Ave and turning left onto 55th St when the bicyclist collided with a northbound driver on Shattuck Ave who was proceeding straight through the intersection. These green queue boxes allow cyclists wanting to turn left from Shattuck onto 55th to cross 55th on a green light and wait in a designated spot to cross Shattuck when the light turns green. Phase I of the Rapid Response included OakDOT-installed signs and pavement markings in September 2022 to heighten driver awareness of the presence of bicyclists. Additionally, OakDOT installed “hardened centerline” materials to slow left-turning drivers. The hardened centerlines consist of flex posts with connecting base plates installed on top of the existing double yellow lines on both Shattuck Ave approaches (these traffic safety improvements were also installed at the Shattuck Ave/56th St intersection).