March 2024 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Meeting

This meeting of the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was held on March 21, 2024 at 6:00pm

The agenda for this meeting will be posted virtually to this webpage and physically inside City Hall once available.

How to Participate in this Public Meeting:

  • Enter City Hall at the entrance on 14th Street.
  • After receiving a security check, proceed to the stairs farthest from the 14th Street entrance, on the left.
  • Hearing Room 4 is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall on the side of the building farthest from 14th Street. There will be a sign-in sheet and paper agenda packets for participants.

People may be able to observe this meeting remotely. City of Oakland staff to the Commission are striving to provide the following options for people to observe BPAC meetings remotely.

  • To view the meeting by video, click on this link to download Zoom and open the meeting on a computer or smart phone: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88149695280 at the noticed meeting time.
  • To listen to the meeting by phone, dial at the noticed meeting time (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 444 9171 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 253 205 0468 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 719 359 4580. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kdL53fOc3B Webinar ID: 881 4969 5280

Remote participation including public comment via teleconferencing is not available at this time. Hybrid meetings may commence once the City of Oakland has established meeting procedures and allocated resources for simultaneously supporting in-person and remote participation. All Commission meetings will include procedures to comply with the open meeting requirements of the City’s Sunshine Ordinance and the State’s Brown Act.

Public Survey on Return to In-Person Meetings: A survey has been created to gather feedback from the public regarding board and commission meetings in the City of Oakland: https://us.openforms.com/Form/d98a20d5-72e7-4d23-8fc3-be13f6cd32bb.

Recordings

Meeting recording of March 2024 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Meeting on March 21, 2024

Agenda

Topics

  1. Roll Call, Determination of Quorum, Introductions, and Acknowledgement of Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crashes

    Chair Gardner will take roll call, determine quorum, and facilitate introductions. Commissioner Schader (patricias.oakland@gmail.com) will lead the commission in an acknowledgement of recent fatal and other high-profile traffic crashes in Oakland involving bicyclists and pedestrians; for more information visit: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/traffic-fatality-tracking.

    • On February 5th, 2024, at approximately 12:49 PM, a 73-year-old male pedestrian using the crosswalk on northbound 95th Avenue at International Boulevard was killed in a hit-and-run crash with a motor vehicle traveling eastbound on International Boulevard.
    • On February 27th, 2024, at approximately 9:47 PM, a 60-year-old male bicyclist traveling southbound on Madison Street was killed in a crash with an AC Transit bus traveling westbound on 12th Street.
  2. Update on Commissioner Appointments

    OakDOT staff and members of the former BPAC 2023 Ad-Hoc Recruitment Committee will welcome Commissioner Jessup and request a motion for the BPAC to recommend an applicant to fill the remaining Commissioner vacancy.

  3. Bike to Wherever Day 2024

    Chris Hwang (chris@wobo.org) from Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) will share plans for and ways to get involved in Bike To Work Day (BTWD) 2024, Thursday May 16, 2024. For more information visit https://wobo.org/.

  4. TDA Project Recommendations, ATP, Safe Streets for All (LAMMPS Phase 2&3), Other Grants

    Craig Raphael (Craphael@oaklandca.gov) from OakDOT's Capital Finance and Planning team and Charlie Ream (cream@oaklandca.gov) from OakDOT’s Project Development team will present on the Department’s plans for Spring/Summer 2024 Grant Applications including the Transportation Development Act Article 3 (TDA), Active Transportation Program (ATP), and Safe Streets 4 All (SS4A) grant applications.

  5. BPAC Strategic Planning Review & Look Ahead for 2024

    BPAC Chair Gardner and Vice Chair Ralston will lead the Commission in updating the 2023 Strategic Plan by reviewing past achievements, goal-setting for 2024, and planning with an eye towards equity, relationship building/community engagement, and alignment with the needs of Oakland’s diverse communities. This discussion may include BPAC commissioner expectations and how Commissioners can engage with their Council Districts and Neighborhood Councils.

  6. Announcements
    • BPAC Agenda Sign-Up List: To receive these BPAC agendas by email when available, sign up at https://oaklandca19202.activehosted.com/f/20.
    • Final Notification to File Form 700: All BPAC Commissioners must file their 2023-2024 Form 700 before April 1, 2024. You may file online (preferred) at https://netfile.com/filer or by mail filling out the pdf attached/available at https://netfile.com/Filer/Content/SEI/docs/v2024/FPPC_700_2023-2024.pdf and printing, signing, and mailing it with a postmark no later than April 1, 2024 to the City of Oakland, Office of the City Clerk, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Room 201, Oakland, CA 94612.
    • Bike to Wherever Day 2024: May 16th, 2024 is Bike to Wherever Day, a part of Bike Month (the month of May). Each year, we celebrate the entire month of May as Bike Month with a special day during the month designated as Bike to Work Day. Pre-pandemic, Bike to Work Day (BTWD) was a celebration of bicycles as a fun and healthy way to get to work, as well as an opportunity for those who don’t usually bike commute to try it out. It’s also a time to advocate for improved bicycle infrastructure and safety. During the pandemic and over the last couple of years, the event evolved into Bike to Wherever Days to encourage riders to get out and pedal to do errands, meet friends outdoors, and for some to get to work safely and easily. Now in 2024, we embrace both events and encourage the community to pedal to do errands, visit friends and family, commute to work, and ride recreationally. Pledge to ride, host an energizer station, nominate a bike champion of the year, and take a free bike class with Bike East Bay: https://bikeeastbay.org/btwd/. For more information about Bike to Wherever Day, visit https://wobo.org/.
    • “[BIKE] OAKLAND” Newsletter, 34th Edition: The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is pleased to share the 34th edition of the "[BIKE] OAKLAND" newsletter. This bi-annual newsletter provides an overview of the City's progress implementing Oakland's Bicycle Plan over the last six months (July-December 2023). The newsletter is currently available in English, will be available in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese soon, and is posted at www.oaklandca.gov/resources/i-bike-oakland-newsletter.
    • 73rd Avenue Active Routes to Transit Project: go online to bit.ly/73rdSurvey by April 1st, 2024, to take a 10-minute survey about design options for the 73rd Avenue Active Routes to Transit project. To learn more, visit us online at oaklandca.gov/projects/73rd-avenueactive-routes-to-transit.
    • Sideshow Prevention Projects Map Updates: The Sideshow Prevention map and the City’s web page have been updated with current data to support the program. Link to the web map: https://oakgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/mapviewer/index.html?webmap=da60f969af7c49abb5811dc8e529e6b7. The City program web page is at: www.oaklandca.gov/topics/sideshow-prevention-efforts.
    • Oakland Traffic Fatality Web Map Updates: The Traffic Fatality Map and the corresponding web page has been updated with the latest fatality through January 2024. The web map features traffic fatality victim counts from years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 by modes (Pedestrian, Bicyclist, Driver, Passenger, Motorcyclist, Other motorized User, Other non-motorized User). This is under the collaboration of OPD, OakDOT’s Rapid Response Program, and the Bicycle & Pedestrian Program. Link to the web map: https://oakgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/mapviewer/index.html?webmap=2b5d94fa6f774f578a022046692e0f84. The City program web page is at: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/traffic-fatality-tracking.

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 bikeped@oaklandca.gov


Date and Time

Thursday, March 21, 2024
6:00pm to 8:00pm


Contact

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program


Posted: February 13, 2024 12:00am

Last Updated: March 25, 2024 5:22pm

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