Meeting Archive:
Transportation Policy in Oakland as It Is and as It Should Be


Meeting Description:
SafeTREC-UCTC Brown Bag Research Seminar
Presented by Jamie Parks, Complete Streets Program Manager, City of Oakland
Oakland has more BART stations than any other Bay Area jurisdiction, numerous mixed-use neighborhoods, and one of the highest bike-to-work mode shares in the country. Yet, the City has failed to fully take advantage of these natural advantages, partially due to the lack of a cohesive vision for the role transportation should play in the lives of Oaklanders. Oakland passed a Complete Streets Policy in 2013 that will allow the City to consider transportation decisions from a broader perspective. The presentation will share updates on several on-going complete streets initiatives, including analysis of crash trends Citywide, data management, CEQA reform, and experiments with green paint and temporary spaces. The presentation will also identify key knowledge gaps as suggested topics for future urban transportation research.
To attend in person, please come to the 2nd Floor conference room at SafeTREC, 2614 Dwight Way #7374, Berkeley, CA 94720-7374 (map) 
Date: Fri, Nov 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Phyllis Orrick
 Presenter Information
Jamie Parks
Speaker Photo

Jamie Parks is a Senior Transportation Planner with the City of Oakland, and works on a range of City-wide transportation policy, planning, and implementation issues. Current projects include establishing traffic signal timing policy to accommodate all modes, bikeway corridor planning, and development review policy reform. While the topics are diverse, a common thread through Jamie's work is the desire to rationalize bureaucratic decision-making to make it more responsive to real-world needs.

Prior to joining the City of Oakland, Jamie worked as a consultant on
numerous transportation planning, engineering, and research projects
throughout the country. Jamie has a Bachelor’s degrees in History and
Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s degree in
Transportation Engineering from Northwestern University. He is engaged
with several Transportation Research Board committees, including serving
as Vice-Chair of the TRB Bicycle Committee.