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BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
VTA Conference Room B-104
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA
3331 North First Street ∙ San Jose, CA 95134-1927 ∙ Administration 408.321.5555 ∙ Customer Service 408.321.2300
COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT:
The VTA BPAC provides expertise and guidance to the Board of Directors on promoting
and enhancing non-motorized transportation opportunities throughout Santa Clara
County and serves as liaison between VTA and the Member Agency bicycle and
pedestrian advisory committees.
CALL TO ORDER
1. ROLL CALL
2. ORDERS OF THE DAY
3. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:
This portion of the agenda is reserved for persons desiring to address the Committee on
any matter not on the agenda. Speakers are limited to 2 minutes. The law does not
permit Committee action or extended discussion on any item not on the agenda except
under special circumstances. If Committee action is requested, the matter can be placed
on a subsequent agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred to staff
for reply in writing.
4. Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of August 10, 2016.
5. INFORMATION ITEM -Receive information from the 2016 Transportation Systems
6. INFORMATION ITEM -Review and discuss the development of VTA's Complete
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee September 7, 2016
7. INFORMATION ITEM -Receive an update on the Page Mill/I-280 Interim Bicycle
Improvements Project (County Item)
8. Receive Committee Staff Report. (Verbal Report) (Ledbetter)
9. Receive Santa Clara County Staff Report. (Verbal Report) (Cameron)
10. Receive Chairperson's Report. (Verbal Report) (Caidoy)
11. Receive Reports from BPAC subcommittees. (Verbal Report)
12. Receive Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Citizens Watchdog
Committee (CWC) Report. (Verbal Report) (Wadler)
13. Review BPAC Work Plan. (Ledbetter/Cameron)
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All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board
Secretary’s Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on VTA’s website
at http://www.vta.org/ and also at the meeting.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
3331 North First Street · San Jose, CA 95134-1927 · Administration 408.321.5555 · Customer Service 408.321.2300
CALL TO ORDER
The Regular Meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was called to order at 6:33 p.m. by Vice Chairperson Hertan in Conference Room B-104, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), 3331 North First Street, San José, California.
1. ROLL CALL
Attendee Name Title Status Wes Brinsfield Member Present Kristal Caidoy Chairperson Present Barry Chaffin Member Present Jaime Fearer Member Present Paul Goldstein Member Present Peter Hertan Vice Chairperson Absent Gary Jones Member Present Breene Kerr Member Absent Sarah Peters Member Present Mary Seehafer Member Absent David Simons Member Present Jim Stallman Member Present Greg Unangst Member Present Herman Wadler Member Present Mila Zelkha Member Absent Colin Heyne Ex-Officio Member Present
A quorum was present.
Member Peters arrived at the meeting and took her seat at 6:34 p.m.
Lauren Ledbetter, Senior Transportation Planner and BPAC Staff Liaison, introduced new Members Jaime Fearer, representing the City of San José; Gary Jones, representing the City of Cupertino; and Sarah Peters, representing the City of Santa Clara.
2. ORDERS OF THE DAY
There were no Orders of the Day.
3. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:
Betsy Megas, Interested Citizen, made the following comments: 1) thanked Santa Clara County for quickly repairing a deep groove at San Tomas Expressway and Monroe Street;
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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Minutes Page 2 of 5 August 10, 2016
and 2) thanked San José Parks for cleaning up illegal dumping on the Highway 237 bikeway.
Member Goldstein noted the County Roads and Airports’ quick response to a hazard he reported on Arastradero Road in the City of Palo Alto.
Ms. Ledbetter requested the following correction to the May 11, 2016, Regular Meeting Minutes. She referenced Agenda Item #18: Announcements, and noted Members Unangst and Wadler's announcements about Bike Day should be reflected as Silicon Valley Bike Fest.
4. Regular Meeting Minutes of May 11, 2016
M/S/C (Stallman/Wadler) to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of May 11, 2016, as amended.
RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Jim Stallman, Member SECONDER: Herman Wadler, Member AYES: Brinsfield, Caidoy, Chaffin, Fearer, Goldstein, Jones, Peters, Simons,
Stallman, Unangst, Wadler NOES: None ABSENT: Hertan, Kerr, Seehafer, Zelkha
5. OBAG 2 Project Scoring Criterion - Displacement Policies
Marcella Rensi, Transportation Planning Manager - Planning and Grants, provided an overview of the staff report.
Chairperson Caidoy arrived and took her seat at 6:40 p.m. and presided over the remainder of the meeting.
Members of the Committee and staff discussed the following: 1) anti-displacement; 2) questioned what would happen if the Board does not approve the new One Bay Area Grant scoring criterion; 3) scoring for different categories; and 4) a letter received from Greenbelt Alliance.
M/S/C (Wadler/Goldstein) on a vote of 11 ayes to 1 no to recommend that: 1) the VTA Board of Directors adopt two additional One Bay Area Grant 2 criteria to comply with Metropolitan Transportation Commission's requirements for compliance with the California Surplus Lands Act and rewarding jurisdictions with adopted anti-displacement policies; and 2) add Sunnyvale to the list of charter cities on the staff report. Member Brinsfield opposed.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Minutes Page 3 of 5 August 10, 2016
RESULT: ADOPTED MOVER: Jim Stallman, Member SECONDER: Herman Wadler, Member AYES: Brinsfield, Caidoy, Chaffin, Fearer, Goldstein, Jones, Peters, Simons,
Stallman, Unangst, Wadler NOES: Brinsfield ABSENT: Hertan, Kerr, Seehafer, Zelkha
6. Development Review Quarterly Report for April-June 2016
Rob Cunningham, Transportation Planner, provided an overview of the staff report.
Discussion ensued regarding past, present, and future projects.
On order of Chairperson Caidoy and there being no objection the Committee received the Development Review Quarterly Report for April to June 2016.
7. Review of Complete Streets Checklists for Candidate OBAG Projects
Ms. Ledbetter provided an overview of the staff report.
Members of the Committee and staff discussed: 1) the OBAG process; and 2) only BPAC’s in Campbell, Los Altos, Mountain View, San José, and Sunnyvale had seen the projects submitted by their city before the VTA BPAC meeting.
Doug Muirhead, Interested Citizen, made the following comments: 1) expressed gratitude for this level of detail; and 2) provided comments specific to the project submitted by Morgan Hill.
Members of the Committee discussed the following: 1) submitted projects and critiqued the questions asked for the quality of answers they received; 2) all of the project forms are on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) website except for those submitted by Milpitas; and 3) comments can be submitted to VTA in the next two weeks.
On order of Chairperson Caidoy and there being no objection the Committee reviewed Complete Streets Checklists submitted with One Bay Area Grant applications.
8. Committee Staff Report
Ms. Ledbetter provided a report, highlighting the following: 1) Complete Streets Policy development; 2) Operations notice sent out to bus operators reminding them to leave three and a half feet space when passing, at least four se