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Special Meeting - May 2023 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Special Meeting

This meeting of the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was held on May 25, 2023 at 6:00pm

This is a special meeting of the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING. The May 18th BPAC meeting was rescheduled to this Special Meeting on May 25th due to a conflict with planned 2023 Bike to Work Day festivities.

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/83186858264 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: 831 8685 8264

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.



Meeting recording of May 2023 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Special Meeting on May 25, 2023



  1. Supporting the East Bay Greenway: Recent Work by the Bay Area Trails Collaborative

    Laura Cohen, Western Region Director for the Rails to Trails Conservancy (laura@railstotrails.org), presented results of recent work related to the EB Greenway: a Multi-jurisdictional Maintenance Strategy Report and a Low-Stress Connectivity Analysis.

  2. Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Annual Report

    OakDOT Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Senior Advisor, Tony Dang (tdang@oaklandca.gov), provided the second annual update of the SOS initiative. The SOS Initiative was launched in 2021 with the primary goal of preventing severe and fatal crashes and related disparities impacting Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, persons with disabilities, seniors, children, and low-income populations. This presentation focused on reporting on progress made in 2022.

  3. Grand Avenue Repaving Project

    OakDOT Planning and Project Development Supervisor, Charlie Ream (cream@oaklandca.gov), presented an update on the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Repaving Project, which will reconfigure Grand Avenue between Broadway to Elwood Avenue along with a planned repaving of the roadway. With Measure KK/U funding, OakDOT will conduct outreach and include bicycle, pedestrian, and transit improvements in the design. The project kicked off in late 2021, and OakDOT staff engaged the community and key stakeholders living near the corridor in Spring 2022. OakDOT worked with a consultant team and completed draft conceptual designs (15% plans) for the corridor in Fall/Winter 2022, which staff shared with the community, including a presentation to the BPAC at the November 2022 meeting. Since circulating those designs, OakDOT incorporated community and stakeholder feedback, and developed an updated design (35% plans) to share with BPAC and others for a final round of design iteration before handing the project over to the OakDOT Paving Program for detailed design and engineering. OakDOT staff heard Commissioners' thoughts on how to best improve Grand Avenue for all roadway users.

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, May 25, 2023
6:00pm to 8:00pm


Pierre Gerard

Posted: April 12, 2023 4:00pm

Last Updated: July 22, 2023 12:20am

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