Strategic Plan Goals

City of Oakland Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Strategic Plan Goals for 2020

Goal 1: Provide legislative and policy recommendations to City Council.

Specific tasks:

1.1: Review the 2021 Council Legislative agenda and determine items relevant to BPAC.
Review OakDOT specific legislative agenda that OakDOT Intergovernmental Affairs and Policy Director (Nicole Ferrara) is working on.

1.2: Prepare and present an “Introduction to BPAC” including a review of Strategic Goals to Public Works Committee.

1.3: Finalize safety prioritization legislation for Council.

1.4: Draft proposed legislation on school zone speed limit authority.

1.5: Review and make recommendations regarding city schedule for parking and moving violations.

1.6: Analyze stop and detention data involving cyclists and discuss with stakeholders such as OPD, Department of Race and Equity, and relevant community organizations.

1.7: Advocate with OPD to use alternative parking rather than 90th Ave Scraper Bike path.

1.8: Draft proposed policy to include evaluation in project delivery for streets projects.

Ongoing tasks:

1.a: Share BPAC Strategic Goals and provide updates on specific BPAC efforts with Councilmembers.

1.b: Monitor statewide legislation and ballot measures impacting biking and walking and make recommendations for City support or opposition.

Goal 2: Ensure meaningful input on OakDOT project development with clear avenues for follow-up review and implementation evaluation.

Specific tasks:

2.1: BPAC Commissioners would like OakDOT to create tools to evaluate the success of implemented projects as a means of gathering data to improve streetscape design and communicate effectiveness to the public. To facilitate this, BPAC will:

  • Invite project managers to present on projects post-construction. Select two projects to have a presentation on before June (potentially Telegraph Avenue and Foothill Avenue rapid response fix).
  • Discuss the need for evaluation in conversation with OakDOT staff.
  • Infrastructure committee to add project tracking status updates to their meeting minutes to create a method for following a project’s status over time. This may help to alleviate some issues with turnover at OakDOT and new project managers not having previous input.

2.2: Follow up with project manager for each OakDOT project that is presented to BPAC within 3 months of presentation to determined if feedback was incorporated.

2.3: Prioritize safety needs in East Oakland.

2.4: Develop guidelines for building out bike plan.

2.5: Follow up with Planning staff and Planning Commission on BPAC Downtown Specific Plan input.

Ongoing tasks:

2.a: Get status update on Bike Plan and Pedestrian Plan every three months.

2.b: Work with OakDOT staff and other departments for BPAC to have opportunity to review and provide input to key projects before they are 35% designed.

2.c: Create a chart of projects including grant-funded projects.

2.d: Invite outside agencies with expertise in transportation project implementation to BPAC meetings.

2.e: BPAC as a whole prioritize policy and programmatic discussions. Infrastructure Committee to focus on project input and project delivery.

2.f: Get biennial updates on Major Development Project from Planning and highlight the most bike/ped relevant projects for Infrastructure Committee to review and provide comments.

Goal 3: Prioritize community engagement and BPAC’s role as a liaison between the public and the City.

Specific tasks:

3.1: Review community engagement protocols used by OakDOT and other transportation agencies.

3.2: Schedule bike ride(s) with OPD and other city of Oakland officials and residents to spotlight biking and walking is valued in Oakland along with safe riding practices.

3.3: Hold at least one BPAC meeting outside of City Hall.

3.4: Request compensation for BPAC Commissioners to attend public events to cover travel and meals.

3.5: Create a BPAC Blog.

Ongoing tasks:

3.a: Every commissioner will attend a minimum of two community events (such as bicycle tours, public safety event related to a specific issue or location, neighborhood councils), one in their district, one outside of their district, to promote BPAC or discuss topics related to bicycle and pedestrian issues.

3.b: Attend public event for specific project or planning effort related to bicycle and pedestrian issue. At event, initiate conversations with stakeholders and and report back to larger Commission or OakDOT if topic is presented at BPAC meeting.

3.c: Monitor OakDOT progress in making information available to the public on current project information and community engagement opportunities / events.

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