At the May 20, 2021 BPAC meeting, Nicole Ferrara, OakDOT’s Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor, presented on and shared ways the BPAC can support two bills aimed at reducing dangerous speeding on California roadways that the State Legislature is considering: Assembly Bill AB 43 (Friedman): Speed Limit Setting, and AB 550 (Chiu): Speed Safety Systems. Both bills would implement Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) strategies, and the bills have been supported by City Council and the Mayor.
Safe Oakland Streets: Goals
- Prevent severe and fatal crashes and related disparities impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, seniors, people with disabilities and low-income populations
- Eliminate severe and fatal injury inequities including racial disparities impacting BIPOC communities that exist today in Oakland
- Inform effective and equitable safety strategies that prevent injury and injury inequities, and do not have adverse equity impacts on BIPOC communities, seniors, and low-income populations
Current status of state legislation
- AB 43 passed out of the Assembly and heads to the Senate.
- AB 550 was held in Assembly Appropriations today (May 20, 2021) and won’t advance this year.
- BPAC can submit a letter of support for AB 43
The full presentation is below.Read More