At the January 12, 2023 BPAC Infrastructure Meeting, Robert Prinz, committee co-chair, presented this project for discussion.
Robert noticed extensive utility work on Adeline Street in West Oakland which resulted in repaving for a long segment that was recommended for bike lanes in the bike plan.
Followed up with bike program staff to ask if coordination with the utility on re-striping with bike lanes was possible, instead up just re-striping to previous configuration.
Also followed up with some West Oakland resident contacts and a bike shop owner, who in turn followed up with Councilmember Fife, who in turn followed up with the DOT to express support for the effort.
Robert checked in a few times with staff for updates, but for the most part stayed out of their way from that point on.
Several months later, the new striping was installed, including a road diet with buffered bike lanes from 35th St to 18th St, and new high-visibility crosswalks at multiple locations.
At the January 12, 2023 BPAC Infrastructure Meeting, OakDOT staff Jason Patton to presented an update on Slow Streets before publicizing it in late January. An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation [PDF] and presentation notes and discussion notes.
The BPAC Infrastructure Committee will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022, 3:30-4:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:
Developing a Slow Streets Network:
OakDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program staff will share initial thinking on reframing Neighborhood Bike Routes (NBRs) as Slow Streets and updating the NBR Implementation Guide to be a Slow Streets Implementation Guide.