Oakland’s Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was established to advise the City Council on programs and projects related to walking and bicycling.
On the agenda:
- Open Forum / Public Comment —Members of the public may raise or comment on an issue within BPAC’s subject matter jurisdiction (other than what is on the agenda). For a list of previously discussed items and their status, go to http://tinyurl.com/Oakland-BPAC-OpenForumTracking.
- BPAC staffing changes —Jason Patton, Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager, will describe the new staffing arrangement for BPAC.
- Temporary Traffic Control Guidance Update —In January, OakDOT issued new guidance for pedestrian, bike & transit accommodation in construction zones (document available here). This guidance stipulates new requirements for construction projects seeking approval to obstruct paths of travel. Sarah Fine and Kerby Olsen, OakDOT, will provide an explanation of the new guidance.
- East Bay Greenway —Sarah Fine and Menaka Mohan from Oakland Department of Transportation will review the East Bay Greenway (EBG), a regional trail facility from Lake Merritt BART Station to South Hayward BART station. Led by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the EBG seeks to increase bicycle and pedestrian options, improve safety and connectivity, improve access to schools, downtown areas, and other destinations, and promote transportation and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The project is currently in the environmental phase and different conceptual and design alternatives are being reviewed during this phase. Oakland DOT staff will present the different design alternatives and how the EBG aligns with the OakDOT’s strategic plan. Project website: http://www.alamedactc.org/eastbaygreenway.
- 2017 bikeway/paving projects: Clay St & Fruitvale Ave —Jason Patton will give an overview of paving work to be initiated in 2017 on citywide resurfacing contract C427720. In response to BPAC requests, he will share the designs of bikeway projects on Clay St and Fruitvale Ave, and take comments from the commission.
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