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February 2023 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Virtual Meeting

This meeting of the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was held on February 16, 2023 at 6:00pm

Minutes

Recordings

Meeting recording of February 2023 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Virtual Meeting on February 16, 2023

Agenda

Topics

  1. Renewal of Resolution to Continue Teleconference Meetings

    The Commission renewed a resolution determining that conducting in-person meetings of the Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission and its committees would present imminent risks to attendees’ health, and electing to continue conducting meetings using teleconferencing in accordance with California Government Code Section 54953(e), a provision of Assembly Bill 361 (AB-361).

    • After February 28, 2023, when Governor Newsom rescinds California’s declaration of a COVID-19 emergency, the Oakland City Council and all City boards and commissions subject to the Brown Act will no longer be able to invoke AB 361 to allow members of the bodies to participate in meetings via Zoom or other teleconference technology. To that end, effective March 1, 2023, pursuant to the Brown Act’s pre-existing, default requirements, all public meetings including those of our boards and commissions must be held in person and sitting board or commission members will be required to attend their meetings in person for meetings scheduled March 1 or later.

    • Initially, remote participation by members of the public (hybrid meetings) will not be permitted. Hybrid meetings will commence once the commissions have established meeting procedures for hybrid meetings and resources are in place to provide equitable access to meeting participation.

  2. Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crashes

    Chair Schader (patricias.oakland@gmail.com) led the commission in a discussion of recent fatal and other high-profile traffic crashes in Oakland involving bicyclists and pedestrians.

  3. IKE Smart City Kiosk and Coordinated Street Furniture Program

    Michael Randolph (mrandolph@oaklandca.gov), Transportation Planner II, and Kerby Olsen (kolsen@oaklandca.gov), Transportation Planner III, presented exciting news regarding the City’s street furniture. The City's contract with Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) to maintain and advertise on Oakland bus shelters will end this April. Staff are developing a request for proposals (RFP) for a long- term Coordinated Street Furniture Program to manage bus shelters, benches, trash bins, public toilets, etc. and other street furniture. Staff anticipates that the RFP will be released in Spring. Additionally, Council instructed staff to enter into a franchise agreement with IKE Smart City (https://www.ikesmartcity.com/), a purveyor of digital informational kiosks.

  4. Slow Streets Update

    Jason Patton (jpatton@oaklandca.gov), Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Supervisor in OakDOT’s Safe Streets Division, provided an update on developing permanent Slow Streets based on lessons learned from the temporary street closures during the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Slow Streets are envisioned to support travel at human-powered speeds and provide public spaces as community resources in Oakland’s neighborhoods. For additional information – including the presentation in this agenda packet – see www.oaklandca.gov/projects/oakland-slow-streets.

  5. BPAC Strategic Planning Check-In

    The Commission set aside time at a future BPAC meeting to update the Strategic Plan, last updated at a special meeting of the BPAC in March 2022.

  6. Committee Report Backs

    Committees of the BPAC provided brief updates to the Commission. A list of active committees are included in the agenda packet and at https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/bicyclist-and-pedestrian-advisory-commission-bpac-committees-and-liaisons.


Accessibility and interpretation requests

Contact us to request disability-related accommodations, American Sign Language (ASL), Mandarin, Spanish or another language interpreter at least five (5) business days before the event.

All meetings held in-person are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products as a courtesy to attendees with chemical sensitivities.

To make a request contact pgerard@oaklandca.gov


Date and Time

Thursday, February 16, 2023
6:00pm to 8:00pm


Contact

Pierre Gerard


Posted: February 9, 2023 12:00pm

Last Updated: July 22, 2023 12:23am

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