November 2022 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Virtual Meeting

This meeting of the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was held on November 17, 2022 at 6:00pm



Meeting recording of November 2022 Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Virtual Meeting on November 17, 2022



  1. Recent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crashes

    Chair Schader ( will lead the commission in a discussion of recent fatal and other high-profile traffic crashes in Oakland involving bicyclists and pedestrians.

  2. School Safety: School Crossing Guard Program, School Safety Patrol, and Traffic Safety Design Elements

    OakDOT Assistant Engineer II Lucas Woodward ( will provide an update on how the Safe Streets Traffic Engineering Team works to address school traffic safety in Oakland. This includes a discussion of 311 requests, citywide programs, and capital projects. OakDOT School Traffic Safety Supervisor Paul Cirolia ( will then provide an overview of the School Crossing Guard and Safety Patrol programs, which moved to OakDOT’s Safe Streets Division from OPD as part of the Reimagining Public Safety efforts in 2021.

  3. Reduced Speed Limits in Business Activity Districts

    OakDOT Assistant Director, Megan Wier (, will provide an overview of OakDOT’s citywide analysis to identify eligible Business Activity Districts, OakDOT’s prioritization approach, and timeline for implementation. Slowing Speeds in Business Activity Districts: Assembly Bill 43, Friedman: Traffic Safety (AB 43) was signed into law in late 2021 by California’s Governor. Under AB 43, local governments may, by ordinance, set a prima facie speed limit of 20 mph or 25 mph on streets contiguous to a “business activity district” (a new designation authorized by AB 43). The ordinance amending Oakland Municipal Code Chapter 10.20 (Speed Limits) to establish 20 mile per hour (MPH) and 25 MPH speed limits in Business Activity Districts informed by this analysis was approved by City Council on November 1, 2022 and is scheduled for final passage at City Council on December 6, 2022.

  4. Power the People Project

    Danielle Dynes ( and Citlalli Herrera (, Community Planning Organizers at the East Oakland Collective (EOC), will lead the Commission in a discussion on EOC’s focus on shoreline access by sharing the Power the People: MLK Jr. Shoreline Access Study one-year recap since their presentation in October 2021. This project aims to explore feasible clean mobility options that can connect East Oakland residents to the MLK Jr. Shoreline. See

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Date and Time

Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:00pm to 8:00pm


Pierre Gerard

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