Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) Phase 2 Project

At the June 16, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Celina Chan presented on two projects, the 66th Ave Coliseum BART to Bay Trail project and the Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project (this post).

These projects and the 27th St Bay Pl Project which was heard at the May BPAC meeting was submitted as One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) applications for the June 30, 2022 deadline. Staff requested the commission review the checklists attached for each of the three projects and share comments back to Charlie Ream by June 23, 2022.

Project goals

  • Extend the off-street biking and walking path to Seminary Avenue to provide a safe bicycling and walking connection between Millsmont/Frick and the Laurel
  • Slow vehicle speeds and curb unsafe driving
  • Reduce vehicle collisions
  • Improve safety and comfort for people walking and biking, especially crossing at major intersections

The full presentation is below.

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66th Avenue Coliseum BART to Bay Trail Project

At the June 16, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Celina Chan presented on two projects, the 66th Ave Coliseum BART to Bay Trail project (this post) and the Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project.

These projects and the 27th St Bay Pl Project which was heard at the May BPAC meeting was submitted as One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) applications for the June 30, 2022 deadline. Staff requested the commission review the checklists attached for each of the three projects and share comments back to Charlie Ream by June 23, 2022.

Project goals

  • Create an off-street biking and walking pathway connecting the East Bay Greenway (San Leandro Street) with the MLK Jr Regional Shoreline
  • Realign Caltrans freeway ramps to create space for pathway
  • Work with Union Pacific Railroad on safe crossing treatments
  • Add AC Transit bus stops to the Dil Damon Slough trailhead

The full presentation is below.

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July 2022 Infrastructure Committee Meeting

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.
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West Oakland Link – Public Meeting 6/29/22

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding an online public meeting about the West Oakland Link Project on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6-7:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted by the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). The online meeting will enable participants to learn more about the proposed project, including the planning timeline, funding, and future opportunities for public input.

Register for the Zoom meeting here.

The project recently released its draft environmental document. The adoption of this report after public review will pave the way to begin detailed design of the 1.1-mile-long Class 1 elevated multi-use path plus an additional 1.5 miles of connecting on-street bike lanes.

Read more about it on MTC’s blog.

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6/21/22 City Council Vote on 14th Street Safety Project

After many years of community engagement and design and a unanimous vote of approval at the March 22, 2022 Public Works Committee Meeting, OakDOT will bring the 14th Street Safety Project to City Council for a VOTE OF APPROVAL on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:30am

Join the meeting on Zoom on June 16, 2022 at 10:30am, raise your hand when you enter the meeting to be added to the public comment queue, where you will have 2 minutes to provide a comment. 

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please use this e-comment link to provide a written comment on the project.

The 14th Street Safety Project was previously presented at the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, and the 65% design plans were previously reviewed and discussed at the Jan. 27, 2022 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting

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6/20/22 SOS Update at MCPD

At the Monday, June 20, 2022 Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) meeting at 6pm, Megan Weir, Maya Amichai, Ofurhe Igbinedion, and Nicole Ferrara from OakDOT with the first annual update of SOS. The Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative was launched in 2021 with the primary goal of preventing severe and fatal crashes and related disparities impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, persons with disabilities, seniors, children, and low-income populations. This presentation will provide an overview of the initiative, progress made in 2021, and focal points for work in 2022 and beyond.

View the full meeting agenda [PDF].

Join the meeting on Zoom (5:30pm-7:30pm).

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June 2022 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, June 16, 2022; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • Remarks from departing OakDOT Director Ryan Russo
  • Bike to Wherever Day Report-Back
  • One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) Grant Application Projects:
    The 66th Avenue Coliseum BART to Bay Trail project

    The Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project
  • Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative Update including AB 43 Implementation ​

Announcements:

  • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List
  • Park Blvd Rapid Response implementation begins June 8, 2022
  • League of American Bicyclists education videos feature Oakland bikeways
  • Closure of El Embarcadero during Lake Merritt Events
  • California Assembly Bill 43 (speed limit setting)
  • East Oakland Futures Festival
  • Paint the Town Murals: 3 upcoming mural events

More details below.

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27th and Lakeside Streets Project

At the May 19, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Colin Piethe presented on the 27th and Lakeside Streets Project. An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation [PDF], and summary of discussion.

The project includes:

  • Protected bike lanes on 27th Street
  • Buffered bike lanes on Bay Place
  • Two-way cycle track on Grand Avenue from Bay Place to Harrison Street

  • Simplified driving lanes and shorter crossing distances at the intersections of Grand Ave and Bay Place, Grand Ave and Harrison Street, and 27th Street and Harrison Street
  • Planted medians along 27th Street and Bay Place
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Martin Luther King Jr Way Paving Project

At the May 19, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Colin Piethe presented on the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr Way Paving Project. An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

“There were 65 collisions on MLK Jr Way from 47th Street to 61st Street from 2015-2020 including one fatality in 2015 at 60th Street.


Relevant Repaving Dates:

  • MLK Jr Way – 2024
  • 55th Street – 2026
  • 52nd Street – 2026
  • Dover Street – 2026
  • Genoa Street – 2026″

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Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project

At the May 19, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Josie Ahrens presented on the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project, OakDOT’s next step towards realizing the vision laid out in the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan.

Grand Avenue from Broadway to Elwood Avenue is on the City’s 5-year Paving Plan. Along with this planned repaving, OakDOT is conducting community outreach and design related to safety improvements and mobility enhancements for people walking, biking, and taking the bus on this important connection. This presentation is an opportunity for BPAC commissioners and members of the public to provide input on safety issues they see on Grand, or provide guidance to OakDOT as staff begin to develop project alternatives.

An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

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