BPAC 2022 Strategic Plan Update

At the April 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, BPAC Strategic Planning Taskforce member, Commissioner Campbell, presented the draft 2022 BPAC Strategic Plan for adoption.

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

Purposes of the Strategic Plan

  • Focus BPAC members to discuss priorities and, hopefully, arrive at consensus
  • Communicate BPAC’s goals to community, council and city staff
  • Guide agenda development
  • Enable advocacy outside of BPAC meetings
  • Familiarize new BPAC members with the commission’s goals

Goals

  • Goal 1: Be strong advocates for bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Goal 2: Be a conduit for information on bicycle and pedestrian projects.
  • Goal 3: Encourage equity driven investments and policies and advocate for the bicycle and pedestrian community.
  • Goal 4: Build relationships with policymakers and provide feedback on pedestrian and bicycle policy.
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General Plan Update

At the April 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, Strategic Planning Manager for the City of Oakland Planning Department, Laura Kaminski, presented on the upcoming General Plan update. The presentation and summary of discussion are below.

The City of Oakland is undertaking a comprehensive General Plan Update process in two phases. Phase I includes the update of the Housing and Safety Elements of the General Plan; creation of the City’s first Environmental Justice Element; associated amendments to other Elements of the General Plan, along with Zoning Code and map updates; Racial Equity Impact Analysis, and an Industrial Land Use Study. Phase I is anticipated to be completed by early 2023.

Phase II includes the update of the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE); Open Space, Conservation, and Recreation Element (OSCAR); Noise Element; and the development of a new Infrastructure and Facilities Element. Phase II work also includes zoning updates and CEQA review. The Phase I process will help inform the components of Phase II. Phase II is anticipated to be completed by mid-2025.

The Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element is currently open for public review from May 12, 2022 to June 13, 2022.

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May 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, May 19, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project
  • 27th and Lakeside Streets Project
  • Martin Luther King Jr Way Paving Project

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update
  • Bike to Wherever Day (BTWD) 2022 is Friday, May 20th. The roll-out will begin at 3:30pm from the 81st Ave Library and festivities will take place at the Lake Merritt Pergola from 4-7pm.
  • City of Oakland Grant to Organize Festivals Application Available
  • Active Transportation Program Cycle 6 Grant Applications
  • One Bay Area Cycle 3 Grant Applications
  • Oakland 2022 Infrastructure Bond Community Engagement Sessions
  • Paint the Town Murals

More details below.

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AB 2336 & Safe Oakland Streets

At the April 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor, Nicole Ferrara presented on AB 2336 and requested a motion of support for the bill.

Every week, two Oaklanders are killed or fatally injured by traffic violence. These crashes disproportionally impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, seniors, children, and people with disabilities.

Assembly Bill 2336 (Friedman): Speed Safety System Pilot Program is a proposed state law that would allow Oakland and 5 other cities to administer these speed safety systems as a pilot program. Oakland would be permitted a total 18 safety systems administered by the Department of Transportation.

The Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative aims to prevent severe and fatal traffic crashes, eliminate injury inequities, and carefully assess and mitigate any equity impacts resulting from safety measures. SOS found that, in addition to engineering, automated speed enforcement is highly effective at preventing traffic deaths, while also advancing Reimagining Public Safety Task Force goals of moving most traffic enforcement from the Oakland Police Department to the Department of Transportation.

The full presentation is below.

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May 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The BPAC Infrastructure Committee will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3:30-5:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:

  • Parklet Guidelines
  • Utility Projects – Bike/Walk Infrastructure Rehabilitation
  • Neighborhood Bike Route & Paving Plan Coordination
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April 2022 BPAC Agenda

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

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • California State Assembly Bill 2336 (Friedman): Speed Safety Systems Pilot Program
  • OakDOT Budget and Organizational Update
  • General Plan Update

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Bicycle Facilities Map Update
  • Telegraph Ave Complete Street Project – Construction
  • OakDOT Crossing Guard Recruitment
  • Oakland City Challenge
  • Power the People — East Oakland Mobility Action Plan
  • Paint the Town Murals

More details below.

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2022 Bike to W(herever) Day Planning

At the March 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Chris Hwang, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) Board President, presented on the May 20th, 2022 Bike to Wherever Day and ways to get involved. WOBO invited partners who can and are interested in sharing resources that help Oaklanders experience the city by bicycle to email info@wobo.org if they’d like to participate in programming or to sponsor the event. Please stay tuned for additional details, go to bayareabiketowork.com and follow @walkoakbikeoak on social media for announcements and how to get involved.

The presentation is below.

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Parking Enforcement Update & Proposal to Add Parking Meters to Commercial Loading Zones

At the March 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, Michael Ford (Manager of OakDOT’s Parking & Mobility Division), Quinn Wallace (Transportation Planner), Kerby Olsen (New Mobility Supervisor), and Ira Christian (Parking Enforcement Supervisor) provided an update on parking enforcement activities and policies at OakDOT in relation to bicycling and walking in the city. OakDOT New Mobility Supervisor Kerby Olsen sought support from the commission to add parking meters to commercial loading zones with the goal of reducing instances of commercial delivery drivers parking illegally in bike lanes and bus stops by making yellow loading zones more available to delivery drivers.

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

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