May 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The BPAC Infrastructure Committee will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3:30-5:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:

  • Parklet Guidelines
  • Utility Projects – Bike/Walk Infrastructure Rehabilitation
  • Neighborhood Bike Route & Paving Plan Coordination
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Rapid Response Program update

At the January 27, 2022 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Joe Wang, Megan Weir, Brian Sukkar, and Mandana Ashti gave an update on the Rapid Response program. The presentation [PDF] is below, followed by notes.

Activation:
A Rapid Response may be activated for traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian or bicyclist fatalities, or severe injuries to pedestrians or bicyclists who are youth or seniors. A Rapid Response may be activated for additional crashes based on the individual circumstances of a crash.

Investigation:

Engineering staff will conduct site visits and review already available data, plans, and policies to make recommendations in one or more of the following four categories:

  1. Maintenance Treatment
  2. Quick-Build Improvement
  3. Current Capital Project to coordinate with
  4. New Capital Improvement
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February 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The BPAC Infrastructure Committee will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 3:30-5:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:

  • 17th Street Bikeway, West Street to MLK Jr Way, concept design
  • TOWN for All, waterfront connection project
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January 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The January 6, 2022 BPAC Infrastructure Committee has been rescheduled toThursday, January 26, 2022, 3:30-5:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:

  • 14th Street Safety Project – 65% design review
  • Rapid Response Program update
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Leading Pedestrian Interval Downtown Project

At the December 2, 2021 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Dean Hsiao gave a presentation [PDF] on the Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) project in Downtown Oakland. The red dots on map are traffic signals that are going to updated with LPI, and green dots are ones that can not be updated due to older technology. Notes from the presentation and discussion are below.

  • “Leading pedestrian interval” (LPI) — a walk light is provided a few seconds in advance of the green light for cars
    • Studies show it can reduce car/pedestrian collisions up to 60%.
  • 85 signals in the Downtown area being updated.
    • 36 signals completed (northern half of Downtown)
    • 49 remaining, to start in December (southern half of Downtown)
  • Other locations in Downtown need to have signal controller tech updates to allow for retiming, or to add pedestrian walk signal heads.
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Sideshow Prevention Pilot Project

At the December 2, 2021 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Joe Wang and Brian Sukkar gave a presentation [PDF] on the Sideshow Prevention Pilot Project.

The program started in late spring-early summer. Sideshow activities increased by a lot during pandemic.
Oakland PD reached out to OakDOT for help, and OakDOT reached out to other jurisdictions to learn from their experiences.

Notes from the presentation and discussion are below.

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Oakland CityRacks Bicycle Parking Program

At the December 2, 2021 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Pierre Gerard gave a presentation on the CityRacks Bicycle Parking Program. Notes from the presentation and discussion are below.

  • The City bike rack map is currently up to date through July 2021.
  • 1290 racks installed Jul 2019-Dec 2021 (1060 by city, 230 other)
  • 96 new racks were installed in East Oakland—specific focus is to increase the number of racks in commercial zones in this part of the city.
  • There is a new online rack request form, which has better integration of Spanish and Chinese text.
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