2021-2023 BPAC Commissioner Appointment Recommendations

At the October 15, 2020 BPAC meeting, the 2021 Recruitment Committee reported back with recommendations from its review of applications of people seeking to be appointed to the BPAC. The committee is recommending Michael Lok, David Ralston, and Jeremiah Maller (alternate) be appointed for the 2021-2023 term. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.

View the list of applicants and the statements from the recommended candidates below.

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October 2020 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, October 15, 2020; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • BPAC Commissioner Appointment Recommendations
  • Shared Mobility Accessibility Study
  • San Leandro Creek Urban Greenway
  • Bicyclist/Pedestrian & Police Relations Committee Report Back
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Oakland Inner Harbor Pipeline Crossing – Traffic Control Plan

At the October 01, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Raffi Moughamian, Associate Civil Engineer gave a presentation on the traffic control plan for East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)’s Oakland Inner Harbor Pipeline Crossing.

  • EBMUD is replacing a 1940s pipeline in the Oakland-Alameda estuary and on surrounding streets in Oakland and Alameda. The pipeline is currently seismically unsound.
  • Construction cost is $28M.
  • Oakland streets affected: Madison (8th to 4th Streets), Jackson (5th to 4th), 4th St (Jackson to Fallon), Fallon St (4th to end)

Notes from the presentation, discussion, and the presentation are below.

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Citywide Active Transportation Enhancement Project

At the October 01, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, David Pene and Jason Cook gave a presentation on OakDOT’s Active Transportation Enhancement Project.

  • Objectives
    • Add physical separation to existing curbside buffered bike lanes with known issues.
    • Provide safer pedestrian access to key locations.
    • Implement the toolkit that was developed as part of the Curbside Class IV Bikeway Analysis and evaluate the effectiveness of these tools.

The full presentation, notes, and discussion are below.

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HSIP Cycle 9: Foothill & MacArthur – Preliminary Plans

At the October 01, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Beaver Boonsook, Transportation Engineer in the OakDOT Great Streets Division, will provide an update on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 9 Foothill & MacArthur project.

The plans propose installing high-visibility crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands, advance yield markings, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) at multiple intersections on Foothill Blvd and on MacArthur Blvd.

Notes from the meeting and preliminary conceptual plans are below.

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Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 10 Applications

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Staff Teresa Peterson and Charlie Ream presented the one systemic project and two corridor specific projects selected for HSIP Cycle 10 grant applications and solicit feedback on the project design. They requested letters of support from BPAC for each of the projects.

The three proposed projects that OakDOT will submit to HSIP are:

  1. 14th Street (Mandela Parkway to Adeline Street)
  2. 98th Avenue (Edes Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard)
  3. Systemic application – 2-lane unsignalized intersections with pedestrian collisions

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Oakland 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, City of Oakland Acting Sustainability Program Manager Shayna Hirshfield-Gold provided an overview of the adopted 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP), with a focus on the transportation-related elements of the plan. Jump to the presentation.

The ECAP’s vision for Transportation & Land Use is:

Integrated land use and access to safe, reliable, low-cost, high-quality mobility options for every Oaklander enable an equitable transition away from cars. Auto use is minimized, and all remaining vehicles on Oakland roads are electric.

The ECAP puts forth 40 actions across seven sectors. The main action for the Transportation & Land Use sector is to “Reduce VMT through active mobility & public transit; electrify the rest.”

Download and view the full 2030 ECAP [PDF]. Here are a few excerpts from the Transportation & Land Use section…

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BPAC Blog Presentation

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, Commissioner Dianne Yee will give an overview of the goals and features of the BPAC Blog, and will present ideas for discussion.

Goals of this blog

  • Make it easy to find and share things without a lot of clicks and scrolling through pages of PDFs
  • One-stop resource to find other City resources on transportation
  • Increase public access.

Additional features and info?

  • OakDOT staff — brief bio and contact info
  • BPAC commissioners — brief bios, include present and past commissioners
  • Add all Committees and Liaisons
  • “Deep dive” focused posts — introduce a topic/project and go into the history of it, beyond the agenda presentation materials
  • Past commissioners are welcome to contribute
  • “What it’s like to be a commissioner” posts — commissioners share their experience on BPAC. This can be helpful to recruit new commissioners.
  • Share events

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