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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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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6/21/22 City Council Vote on 14th Street Safety Project

After many years of community engagement and design and a unanimous vote of approval at the March 22, 2022 Public Works Committee Meeting, OakDOT will bring the 14th Street Safety Project to City Council for a VOTE OF APPROVAL on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:30am

Join the meeting on Zoom on June 16, 2022 at 10:30am, raise your hand when you enter the meeting to be added to the public comment queue, where you will have 2 minutes to provide a comment. 

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please use this e-comment link to provide a written comment on the project.

The 14th Street Safety Project was previously presented at the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, and the 65% design plans were previously reviewed and discussed at the Jan. 27, 2022 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting

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6/20/22 SOS Update at MCPD

At the Monday, June 20, 2022 Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) meeting at 6pm, Megan Weir, Maya Amichai, Ofurhe Igbinedion, and Nicole Ferrara from OakDOT with the first annual update of SOS. The Safe Oakland Streets (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 provide an overview of the initiative, progress made in 2021, and focal points for work in 2022 and beyond.

View the full meeting agenda [PDF].

Join the meeting on Zoom (5:30pm-7:30pm).

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Open Postions on BPAC 01/2022

The City of Oakland is accepting applications to fill two seats on the Oakland Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) for three-year terms starting in January 2022.

The purpose of the BPAC is to advise City Council and City of Oakland staff on bicyclist and pedestrian-specific policies, projects, and programs, and to advocate for safe, effective and equitable bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs throughout Oakland. The minimum qualifications for membership are that an individual must live in Oakland and have a demonstrated history of professional and/or community involvement with bicyclist and/or pedestrian issues. In selecting commissioners, the Mayor will strive for equity and geographic representation of Oakland’s neighborhoods.

To apply, please submit an application by 5 pm Thursday, September 9, 2021.

To learn more, come to our BPAC Virtual Open House / Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 6-7pm online: zoom link or by phone at +1(669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 876 3360 1508 Passcode: 278322

If you have any questions, reach out to Midori Tabata (former BPAC commissioner, on the recruitment committee).

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Grand Avenue – West Oakland Focus Group Round 2

The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) & West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) would like to gather the West Oakland community again for further input on the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan!

The Grand Avenue Mobility Plan is a comprehensive plan for a more inclusive, safer and sustainable transportation network on Grand Avenue between Mandela Parkway to MacArthur Boulevard.

Register here if you would like to be a part of the focus group sessions:

  • Tuesday June 29th, 6-7:30pm, OR
  • Wednesday June 30th, 6-7:30pm

An update on the Grand Avenue Mobility Project was last presented to the BPAC Infrastructure Committee on February 4th, 2021.

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February 2021 BPAC Announcements

Below are the announcements that were included in the February 18, 2021 BPAC meeting agenda packet.

OakDOT projects are recommended for Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 5 statewide funding

  • 7th St Connection Project
  • East Oakland Neighborhood Bike Routes

OakDOT Bicycle Facilities Map updated

OakDOT submits grant applications for county Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding

  • East Bay Greenway
  • 14th Street Project
  • West Oakland Transit Improvements
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Recommendations for ACTC COVID-19 Rapid Response Program

In late July, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) announced “the availability of $1.125 million in local Bicycle and Pedestrian Measure B sales tax funds for the deployment of a COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program (RRGP) to support Alameda County’s economic recovery and regrowth from the impacts of COVID-19.

The City of Oakland applied to the grant program and its application was recommended to the Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee on 29 October 2020.

Oakland’s project is for “Citywide Bicycle/Pedestrian Rapid Response Enhancements“: Enhance existing, temporary safety installations with more durable improvements, including signage, striping, markers and modular curb to build on Oakland’s Slow Streets “Essential Places” and “Rapid Response” programs.

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Scraper Bike Halloween Ride

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
Meet up at 5:30pm
@85th Mini Park (1712 85th Ave. Oakland 94621)
Ride out at 7:00pm

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Oakland Bike To W(herever) Day 2020

Bike to Work Day this year is now renamed to Bike to Wherever Day, and will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The entire week of September 20-26, 2020 is Bike to Wherever Week.

Ways to volunteer:

  • Commissioner Rides with Councilmembers, Mayor, Electeds
  • Bike Bag and Bikeway Maps distribution
  • Bike Route Suggestions – Online Maps
  • Put up signs on Slow Streets barricades
  • Media – Digital Storytelling

If you are interested in volunteering with WOBO for BTWD, please fill out this form.

Bike Bingo, info on BTWD tote bags, and the full presentation by Chris Hwang are below.

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