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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Coliseum Transit Village

At the December 03, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Jay Zhang gave a presentation on the Intermodal Terminal Coliseum BART/Transit Village Area Improvements.


Project background


Project limits & scope

  • 71st Ave – Snell St to Hawley St
    • Pedestrian scale lighting
    • Widen sidewalk (south)
    • Plant trees
    • Repaving
    • Update curb ramps
  • Hawley St – 71st Ave to 72nd Ave
    • Pedestrian Scale lighting
    • Repair sidewalk, curb & gutter (west)
    • Repaving
    • Update curb ramps

View the full presentation below or download it here [PDF].

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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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Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 10 Applications

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Staff Teresa Peterson and Charlie Ream presented the one systemic project and two corridor specific projects selected for HSIP Cycle 10 grant applications and solicit feedback on the project design. They requested letters of support from BPAC for each of the projects.

The three proposed projects that OakDOT will submit to HSIP are:

  1. 14th Street (Mandela Parkway to Adeline Street)
  2. 98th Avenue (Edes Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard)
  3. Systemic application – 2-lane unsignalized intersections with pedestrian collisions

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Foothill/22nd St Project

At the August 6, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Lucas Woodward, OakDOT staff presented on the Foothill Blvd/22nd Street Project, that the City is preparing an Active Transportation Program (ATP) application for. There were no plans/documents shared at this time.

  • Garfield Elementary Safe Routes to School — There was a fatal crash here in 2019, which resulted in rapid response project around the school.
  • This application builds on top of the rapid response project with more expensive upgrades like signals—mast arm, left turn phase, pedestrian leading phase
  • $650-815k budget total
  • ATP application deadline: Sept. 15, 2020

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7th Street Connection Project

At the August 6, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Charles Ream, OakDOT staff presented on the 7th Street Connection Project, that the City is preparing an Active Transportation Program (ATP) application for.

About the Project

7th Street from Mandela Parkway to Market Street is set to be repaved in 2022/23. As part of this paving project, the City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) will remove one lane of vehicle travel and install buffered bike lanes as called for by the West Oakland Specific Plan and the 2019 Bike Plan Update.

The 7th Street Connection Project is an effort by the City to target State or Local Grant funding to go above and beyond what is planned as part of repaving. OakDOT is conducting outreach to the West Oakland community to gather input on potential improvements to the full 7th Street Corridor from Mandela Pkwy to MLK Jr. Way, including sidewalk widening, new trees and lighting, and safety improvements for people walking and biking. These improvements would only be possible through a State or Local transportation grant application.

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Safe Routes to BART

At the July 16, 2020 BPAC meeting, Craig Raphael, Senior Transportation Planner in the Capital Finance Section, requested letters of support for two grant applications that are being prepared for the Safe Routes to BART Grant Program: the 19th Street BART to Lake Merritt Urban Greenway ATP project and the E 12th Street Bikeway project.

19th Street BART to Lake Merritt Urban Greenway ATP project

This project proposes upgrading the existing bike lanes on 20th Street (Thomas L. Berkley Way) from Broadway to Harrison Street—Lake Merritt. The upgrades include separating the bike lanes with barriers and adding dashed markings in the intersections.

On the north side of 20th Street at 19th Street BART station between Broadway and Franklin Street, the bike lane would be raised at sidewalk level (aka a cycle track) and painted green. At that section, there is no car parking except an accessible loading zone, which includes a curb ramp at the middle of the block. The bike lane would have dashed green “conflict zone” markings there, as well as at driveways.

E 12th Street Bikeway project

This project proposes a bikeway on E 12th Street from 35th Avenue at Fruitvale BART station to 54th Avenue. The bikeway includes different bikeway designs depending on the street context. The concept plans are below.

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OakDOT Grants Update: ATP, HSIP, Safe Routes to BART

At the June 18, 2020 BPAC meeting, Craig Raphael, Senior Transportation Planner in the Capital Finance Section, will provide an update on upcoming competitive grant opportunities, including potential OakDOT project applications and the status of past grant awards.

Projects Currently Being Considered for ATP Cycle 5:

  • International Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements
  • 7th Street Complete Streets Project
  • Bancroft Avenue Greenway (73rd – 106th)
  • Foothill/22nd traffic signal upgrade
  • 73rd Avenue (McArthur/Foothill to International)
  • East Oakland Neighborhood Bikeways


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