November 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, November 18, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Crashes
  • School Traffic Safety
  • Ney Avenue Traffic Calming
  • Walk This Way Toolkit
  • Committee Report-Back

Announcements:

  • Traffic Fatalities and Rapid Responses – CY 2021 to date
  • OakDOT Major Projects Map Updates
  • Universal Basic Mobility Pilot – OakDOT distributing 500 “Mobility Wallets”
  • Sideshow Prevention Pilot installation completed
  • School Safety Press Release and Crossing Guard Web Page
  • E-Scooter Parking
  • Before/After Evaluation on Telegraph Avenue
  • Installation of Stop Signs and Red Flashing Beacons on Northgate Avenue at Sycamore Street

More details below.

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Power the People: Martin Luther King Jr Shoreline Access Study

At the October 21, 2021 BPAC meeting, Marquita Price, Director of Urban & Regional Planning at the East Oakland Collective (EOC), gave a presentation describing EOC’s focus on shoreline access by highlighting the new Power the People: MLK Jr. Shoreline Access Study, which aims to explore feasible clean mobility options that can connect East Oakland residents to the MLK Jr. Shoreline.

About the study

Power the People: Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Access Study, is a project that will explore the feasibility of creating a new Non-Fare zero emissions bus route along 73rd Ave and other clean mobility options that will bring East Oakland residents from 94603, 94605 and 94621 zip codes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline park. In the belief that the same neighbors of East Oakland deserve better neighborhoods, this project aims to model how community can plan for improvements without displacing existing low-moderate income BIPOC residents.

The full presentation is below.

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Recommendations for 2022 BPAC Commissioners

At the October 21, 2021 BPAC meeting, the BPAC Recruitment Committee reported back with recommendations from its review of applications of people seeking to be appointed to the BPAC for 2022-2024 terms. The Committee is recommending Phoenix Mangrum (reappointment), Alex Frank, and Nick Whipps. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. […]

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October 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, October 21, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Martin Luther King Jr Shoreline Access Study
  • 3-Year Paving Plan Update + Next Paving Plan
  • BPAC 2022 Commissioners Recommendation
  • Committee Report-Back

Announcements:

  • Traffic Fatalities and Rapid Responses – CY 2021 to date
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry – Lower Fares and More Service
  • Universal Basic Mobility Pilot – OakDOT distributing 500 “Mobility Wallets”

More details below.

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October 2021 Infrastructure Committee Meeting Rescheduled to November

The October BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 4, 2021, 3:30-5:30pm. The Infrastructure Committee meets every other month. Update: The November Infrastructure Committee meeting has been cancelled and will resume normally on Thursday, December 2, 2021, 3:30-5:30pm.

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Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) Library Bike Programming

At the September 16, 2021 BPAC meeting, Commissioner and Oakland Public Library staff RB led a discussion on bicyclist programming efforts happening at the MLK Library located at 6833 International Blvd. Anthony Propernick and Manuel Hernandez, staff with the Oakland Public Library, provided an overview of the library’s bicycle services at the 81st Ave Library, Martin Luther King Jr Library, and other locations in partnership with the Scraper Bike Team and EBALDC.

Jason Cook, OakDOT staff, provided an update on capital improvements being made to support such programming. Modified shipping containers will be installed to create a workshop, storage, and space for programming. OakDOT is partnering with the Oakland Public Library on these improvements, funded primarily by the Transformative Climate Communities grant. OakDOT is helping with the design, construction, and additional funding to prepare the site for the new repurposed shipping containers. This item was introduced by Commissioner Lok.

The presentation and summary of discussion are below.

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Flex Streets Update

At the September 16, 2021 BPAC meeting, Greg Minor, Assistant to the City Administrator in the Economic & Workforce Development Department, provided an update on the city’s Flex Streets program, Oakland’s program for outdoor merchant activity including café seating, parklets and street closures. This presentation also provides details about the scope of the program evaluation currently underway, including administrative review, fiscal analysis, and design standards.

OakDOT staff is seeking to finalize recommendations for City Council by March 2022. The public is encouraged to submit comments in the next couple of months.

The previous presentation at BPAC was at the July 16, 2020 meeting.

Meeting minutes will be added after approval.

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