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.
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.
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.
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).
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.