Infrastructure Committee

The Oakland Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) infrastructure committee is composed of bike/pedestrian commissioners and other volunteer members of the public. This group examines Oakland street and sidewalk plans and provides detailed feedback to staff. Infrastructure Committee meetings are held every other month, or as needed, with reports back to the full BPAC.

Agenda materials, presentations and schematics are distributed in advance of meetings when possible, to assist committee members with formulating questions and ideas.

Projects are prioritized and selected for review by the committee using a number of factors. These include but are not limited to:

  • Urgency: How soon a project is likely to be implemented
  • Geography: Where projects are located
  • Level of design: How easily committee input can be incorporated into a project during the current design phase
  • Public interest: As expressed at BPAC meetings or via requests from the public to commissioners, staff, or elected officials
  • Safety: Whether there is a history of injuries or fatalities at a location or corridor 
  • Opportunity: Whether project upgrades or changes can increase bicyclist and pedestrian access and safety
  • Outreach: Whether a project already has an existing or planned robust public input process, or whether it would be better heard by the full BPAC, possibly as an action item. Presentations to this committee should not be considered an alternative to other public outreach, and the committee may choose not to review items for which there is already a robust public input process

Current Committee Members

  • Midori Tabata (committee co-chair)
  • Robert Prinz (committee co-chair)
  • Dianne Yee (BPAC representative)
  • Fred Phoenix Mangrum (BPAC representative) 
  • Reginald Burnette Jr. (BPAC representative)
  • Patricia Schader (BPAC representative)
  • Mariana Parreiras (BPAC representative alternate)
  • Dave Campbell
  • Brendan Pittman

Meeting Archive

Meeting DateProjects ReviewedCouncil DistrictComments
August 16, 2017Shafter Ave (51st St to Forest St)1Notes and comments here
August 16, 2017Market Street (Grand Ave to Berkeley border)1, 3Notes and comments here
August 16, 2017Webster St (34th to 36th St)3Notes and comments here
November 10, 201769th Ave (International Blvd to San Leandro St)6, 7Notes and comments here
November 10, 201790th Ave (International Blvd to MacArthur Blvd)7Notes and comments here
November 10, 2017Bancroft Ave (Vicksburg Ave to 67th Ave)4, 6Notes and comments here
November 10, 2017Oakland – Alameda Access Project (OAAP)2, 3Notes and comments here
April 30, 2018Franklin Elementary (Foothill and E 15th St)2Notes and comments here
April 30, 20182nd St (Brush to Jefferson)3Notes and comments here
April 30, 201835th Ave (San Leandro St to Harper St)5Notes and comments here
April 30, 2018Clay St (Water St to 4th St)3Notes and comments here
April 30, 2018Mandana Blvd (Lakeshore to Ashmount)2Notes and comments here
June 22, 2018Market Street (18th St to W Grand Ave)3Notes and comments here
June 22, 2018W MacArthur Blvd (MLK Jr Way to Manila Ave)1, 3Notes and comments here
November 1, 2018Fruitvale Ave pedestrian refuge conflicts5Notes and comments here
November 1, 20182019 paving plancitywideNotes and comments here
February 7, 2019Fruitvale Ave refuges, staff report back5Notes and comments here
February 7, 201920th Street protected bikeway design3Notes and comments here
February 7, 201935th Ave street safety4, 5Notes and comments here
April 4, 2019Discussion of pavement repair on concretecitywideNotes and comments here
April 4, 2019San Pablo Ave Corridor Plans1, 3Notes and comments here
April 4, 2019Update on HSIP approved projectscitywideNotes and comments here
April 4, 2019Planning Department & Conditions of ApprovalcitywideNotes and comments here
June 6, 2019Discussion of Market/Adeline HSIP response1Notes and comments here
June 6, 2019Fruitvale Ave pedestrian signs, current status5Notes and comments here
June 6, 2019Design standards for curbside buffered bike lanescitywideNotes and comments here
October 3, 2019Update on current HSIP projectscitywideNotes and comments here
October 3, 2019Discussion of field visit to Market/Adeline1Notes and comments here
October 3, 201920th St. Complete Street and BART entrance3Notes and comments here
October 3, 2019Broadway bus lanes and pedestrian infrastructure improvements2, 3Notes and comments here
October 3, 2019West St (W Grand Ave to 52nd St) pedestrian and bicyclist improvements1, 3Notes and comments here
December 5, 2019Update on pedestrian signs on Fruitvale Ave5Notes and comments here
December 5, 2019Traffic circles on Shafter Ave1Notes and comments here
December 5, 2019Howard Terminal: review of bike and pedestrian access3Notes and comments here
February 6, 2020Bike boulevard design guidelinescitywideNotes and comments here
February 6, 202090th Ave bikeway update7Notes and comments here
February 6, 2020Meeting with Planning Dept on Valdez St 3Notes and comments here
April 30, 2020TDA Article 3: Stairpath funding2, 4, 5, 6Notes and comments here
April 30, 20202020 paving update: E 15th/Foothill, 52nd St1, 2Notes and comments here
April 30, 2020Rapid response program updatecitywideNotes and comments here
June 4, 2020Bike boulevard design guidelinescitywideNotes and comments here
June 4, 2020East Oakland neighborhood bikeway concept plans6, 7Notes and comments here
August 6, 2020Bike boulevard design guidelinescitywideNotes and comments here
August 6, 2020E 15th/Foothill paving project2Notes and comments here
August 6, 20207th St Streetscape improvements3Notes and comments here
August 6, 2020Foothill and 22nd St intersection2Notes and comments here
August 6, 2020Telegraph KONO Rapid Response3Notes and comments here

Ongoing Project Tracking

Paving & Bikeways Coordination

HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program) Project Tracking:

Future Agenda Items Requested

Development of Design Guidelines

  • Oakland complete streets guidelines
    • Bike boulevard guidelines
    • Bike-friendly speed hump design
  • Buffered bike lane to protected bikeway guidelines
  • Crosswalk lighting design inquiry – Foothill study

Project Design Review

  • Tunnel Rd Caldecott Tunnel 4th bore project review

Project Status Updates

  • 14th Street ATP project follow up
  • Lakeside Green Street project follow up

Ongoing

  • TDA (Transportation Development Act) Article 3 funding projects as a category
  • HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program grant funding) projects as a category
  • ATP (Active Transportation Program grant funding) projects as a category
  • Paving plans design review

Additional

  • Coliseum BART station access plan
  • MacArthur bus project
  • Brooklyn Basin bike/walk infrastructure