January 2023 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, January 19, 2023; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • BPAC Chair’s Annual Report
  • Nominations & Elections for BPAC Chair and Vice Chair
  • Committee Overviews, Report Backs, and New Assignments

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Completed Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Medians on Bancroft Ave at 61st and 62nd Avenues
  • Completed Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements at 7th/Filbert Streets

More details below.

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Oakland Fire Code Discussion

At the December 15, 2022 BPAC meeting, Commissioner Alex Frank facilitated a discussion on a series of policy recommendations that aim to balance safe street designs with fire safety for Oakland residents. The discussion will include a summary of the City’s Fire Code Appendix D (minimum clear lane requirements), its relationship to roadway design, and bicyclist, pedestrian, and motorist safety.

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Paint the Town update

At the December 15, 2022 BPAC meeting during the announcements section, Noel Pond-Danchik, OakDOT staff, shared an overview and a slideshow of the Paint the Town Program which in 2022 facilitated the painting of nine community-led street murals across Oakland. Mural applicants have included elementary and middle schools, neighborhood groups, community-based organizations, and neighborhood leaders. The program is still taking applications.

View the map of the Paint the Town locations here and see the photos from the slideshow below.

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West Oakland Link & Bay Skyway: Update

At the December 15, 2022 BPAC meeting, Gavin Lohry, Project Manager for the Bay Area Toll Authority of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, will provide an overview of the Bay Skyway and the current projects that are under development and will provide an active transportation connection between San Francisco, Treasure Island, and the East Bay.

A more in-depth update will be provided on West Oakland Link section of the Bay Skyway which will provide a safe connection for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel between West Oakland, the Port of Oakland, and the Bay Bridge Trail. The West Oakland Link is currently finishing environmental review and plans on beginning detailed design (PS&E) in early 2023.

An excerpt is below, followed by the full presentation.

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December 2022 BPAC Agenda

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

Agenda topics include:

  • BPAC Chair’s Annual Report
  • West Oakland Link & Bay Skyway: Update
  • Policy Amendments to the City of Oakland’s Fire Code

Announcements:

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Grand Avenue Complete Streets Project – Draft 15% Plans

At the November 3, 2022 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting, Celina Chan and Charlie Ream of OakDOT presented the draft 15% design plans [PDF] of the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Project.

The survey is currently available in multiple languages. Postcards will also be sent to addresses on the corridor through December.

Notes from the presentation and discussion are below.

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Power the People Project – Update

At the November 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Danielle Dynes and Citlalli Herrera, Community Planning Organizers at the East Oakland Collective (EOC), shared the Power the People: MLK Jr. Shoreline Access Study one-year recap since their last presentation in October 2021. This project aims to explore feasible clean mobility options that can connect East Oakland residents to the MLK Jr. Shoreline.

View the project StoryMap here.

An excerpt is below, followed by the full presentation.

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School Safety: School Crossing Guard Program, School Safety Patrol, and Traffic Safety Design Elements

At the November 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Assistant Engineer II Lucas Woodward provided an update on how the Safe Streets Traffic Engineering Team works to address school traffic safety in Oakland. This includes a discussion of 311 requests, citywide programs, and capital projects.

OakDOT School Traffic Safety Supervisor Paul Cirolia then provided an overview of the School Crossing Guard and Safety Patrol programs, which moved to OakDOT’s Safe Streets Division from OPD as part of the Reimagining Public Safety efforts in 2021.

An excerpt is below, followed by the full presentations.

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