Bicycle Master Plan Implementation
There are various ways the public can participate in the implementation of Oakland’s Bicycle Master Plan:
- The City of Oakland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee provides a monthly forum for public participation in the planning, design, and implementation of bicycle facilities. The BPAC also reviews plans and projects that are not specifically bicycle-related for their effects on cyclists. Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program provide support for the committee by coordinating agenda development, scheduling presentations as needed, and posting agendas, minutes, and other relevant documents on this website.
- The plan requires the notification of nearby residents, merchants, and property owners prior to the implementation of new bikeway projects. Merchants and property owners are also notified of any requested or planned bicycle parking installations on the City-owned sidewalk in front of their properties. Mailers for current projects are posted on the Projects Under Development page.
- Bikeway projects must be approved by the City Council if the project would require the conversion of travel lanes or the removal of 10% or more of the parking spaces in the project area. These projects are thus subject to the public notification, review, and comment that accompanies all City Council actions.
- Since Summer 2007, the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program has published the twice-annual “I [BIKE] OAKLAND” newsletter updating the public on the progress implementing the Bicycle Master Plan. To join the contact list, contact the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Coordinator.
- The Walk Oakland! Map & Guide published by Rufus Graphics includes existing and recommended bikeways. City staff review each edition of the map to ensure that information about the bikeway network is current. If you have comments on the map contents, contact the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Coordinator.
- The City sponsors an “Energizer Station” at City Hall as part of the annual Bike to Work Dayevent (which began in Oakland in 1994 before going statewide the next year). The event, which features a pancake breakfast, draws hundreds of bicyclists, downtown workers, and public officials.