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:
- 14th Street (Mandela Parkway to Adeline Street)
- 98th Avenue (Edes Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard)
- Systemic application – 2-lane unsignalized intersections with pedestrian collisions
At the August 20, 2020 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Planning & Project Development Manager Emily Ehlers will review upcoming Active Transportation Program (ATP), Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP), and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant candidates and request letters of support.
Excerpts from the presentation…
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
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.
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.
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
View the full presentation…