Transport Oakland Happy Hour

Transport Oakland is hosting their September Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Double Standard (2424 Telegraph Ave).

“Come mingle with fellow transporters and help us welcome Oakland’s new Director of Transportation Fred Kelley.”

RSVP here.

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September 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, September 15, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • OakDOT Director Fred Kelley and Assistant Director Ariel Espiritu Santo
  • East Bay Greenway Updated Design​

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Virtual Meeting on 09/21/22 for Caltrans I-580 Pedestrian Overcrossing Project — Release of Draft Environmental Document. Comments on the draft environmental document are due October 5.
  • Park Boulevard Complete Streets Project – Construction substantially complete
  • West Street Road Diet Project – Construction substantially complete
  • We [bike] Oakland Newsletter, Summer 2022 (31st Edition)
  • Paint the Town Murals: 1 upcoming mural on Dover/56th St
  • West Oakland Bay Trail Realignment
  • Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) info cards
  • Park Blvd at E 38th Ave Rapid Response

More details below.

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September 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, 3:30-4:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:

  • HSIP applications support/discussion
  • Slow Streets/Neighborhood Bike Routes (NBRs)
  • Relations of Bike/Ped Plan to EJ and Safety Elements in the General Plan Update
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OakDOT Applications to Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 11

At the August 18, 2022 BPAC meeting, Julieth Ortiz, OakDOT Transportation Planner, shared an overview of the crash data-driven HSIP grant program and the current proposals to request funds to implement HSIP-eligible countermeasures that focus on intersection safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The applications are due September 12th. Following the overview of the grant program, Dean Hsiao, OakDOT Supervising Transportation Engineer, shared an overview of pedestrian signals and leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs).

HSIP Cycle 11 Applications

  1. Safe Oakland Streets Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) Timing
  2. Safe Oakland Streets Major Bike and Pedestrian Crossings

The full presentation is below.

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Sidewalk Parking

At the August 18, 2022 BPAC meeting, Kerby Olsen, New Mobility Supervisor at OakDOT, presented on the department’s draft proposal to address sidewalk parking through a combination of community outreach and education, street modifications and parking enforcement.

An excerpt is below, followed by the full presentation.

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August 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, August 18, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • Sidewalk Blocking
  • OakDOT Applications to Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 11​

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • 11th Ave/E 19th St Diagonal Diverter Bicycle Passageway
  • Paint the Town Murals: 1 upcoming mural on 18th St between San Pablo Ave and Telegraph Ave on August 27th and 28th
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP 8) Fruitvale Ave Project
  • Sideshow Prevention Pilot – 42nd Avenue/I-880 On-Ramp (The Pit)
  • International Boulevard and 16th Ave Rapid Response
  • 15 MPH Signage at Schools

More details below.

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Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 6 Grants

At the July 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Manuel Corona, presented on two projects, the Bancroft Avenue Greenway project and the 73rd Avenue Active Routes to Transit project. These projects were heard at the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting and have been submitted as Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant applications for the June 15th deadline. Staff requested the commission review the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Complete Streets Checklists for each project and share comments back to Manuel Corona by July 28th, 2022.

The Bancroft Ave Greenway project seeks to provide a low-stress Class I multi-use path on the existing Bancroft Avenue median from 73rd Avenue to 103rd Avenue. This will involve dedicated bicycle signals at all intersections and new pedestrian-scale lighting. In addition, this project will install new wayfinding signage, benches, landscaping and spaces for people to meet or picnic. This project is a result of community engagement for multiple planning efforts and was previously submitted to the ATP Cycle 5 grant.

The 73rd Ave Active Routes to Transit project will connect three transit hubs by upgrading existing Class II bike lanes to Class II Buffered bike lanes. This will provide more separation from motor vehicles. This project will also install two concrete protected intersections at International Blvd and Bancroft to provide spaces for bicyclist and pedestrians to wait and shorten their crossing distance. In addition, there will be a new direct connection to Coliseum BART by linking the bikes lanes to a Neighborhood Bike route south of International Blvd.

The presentation is below.

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Oakland Electric Bike Library

At the July 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Michael Randolph and GRID Alternatives Micromobility Program Manager Edgar Arellano provided an update on the Oakland Electric Bike Library. This project will provide communities with access to affordable medium and long-term rentals with approximately 500 e-bikes, cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes, while supporting community-run bike shops to perform maintenance and educate users. Staff are seeking input on bike types, rental periods, and other program aspects. This five-year project is funded by $1,000,000, grant from the Clean Mobility Options Voucher (CMO) program.

Please take 5 minutes to complete a survey about the program.

An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

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July 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, July 21, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • Oakland Electric Bike Library
  • Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 6 Grants:
    The Bancroft Ave Greenway project

    The 73rd Ave Active Routes to Transit project
  • BPAC Commissioner Recruitment Outreach ​

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Measure KK Update – Transportation Funding and Expenditures as of June 2022, and upcoming Nov 2022 ballot measure
  • Paint the Town Murals: 3 new murals

More details below.

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Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative Update

At the June 16, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor Nicole Ferrara presented updates on the Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative. SOS 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. The presentation includes an overview of the initiative, progress made in 2021, and focal points for work in 2022 and beyond.

An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

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