CITY OF PLEASANTON
BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Council Chambers Conference Room
200 Old Bernal Avenue
Monday, February 4, 2008
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Mr. Tassano at 6:30 pm
Committee Members in Attendance
City Staff Members in Attendance
Mike Tassano, Deputy Director of Public Works / Transportation
Janis Stephen, Traffic Engineering
The draft minutes from the meeting of January 14, 2008 were approved with no changes.
MATTERS INITIATED BY AUDIENCE MEMBERS:
Greg Visscher, a Pleasanton resident, urged the committee to consider improvements to
the Arroyo Mocho trail. Mr. Visscher believes that improvements to the trail width and
surface, along with amenities such as lighting and benches would increase the usage of
the trail. Mr. Visscher proposed that the new developments at the eastern end of
Stoneridge Drive provide funding for these improvements and that the upgraded trail
could serve as a link between Pleasanton and Livermore.
Mr. Tassano thanked Mr. Visscher for his comments and discussed some of the
challenges such as obtaining approval from Zone 7 Water Agency for installation of
access points and working with affected neighborhoods to address security concerns.
MATTERS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE:
Consultant Presentations for Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan
A presentation was made by the Fehr & Peers team composed of:
Matthew Ridgway – Fehr & Peers
Timothy Bustos – Fehr & Peers
Emily Johnson – Fehr & Peers
Nathan Lozier – Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey (RHAA)
A second presentation was made by the Alta Planning + Design team composed of:
Michael Jones – Alta Planning + Design
Lauren Buckland – Alta Planning + Design
Niko Letunic – Eisen / Letunic
Chris Kinzel – TJKM Transportation Consultants
Consultant Selection for Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan
Committee members and staff briefly discussed the presentations by Fehr & Peers and
Alta Planning + Design. A motion was made to select Fehr & Peers as the consultant to
perform the Pleasanton Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan. The motion was passed
Election of Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson
Staff reviewed the procedure for selection of the chairperson and vice chairperson,
including the nomination of candidates and the need for a motion with subsequent vote.
Ms. Pearce was nominated as chairperson of the committee and the motion passed by
unanimous vote. Mr. Pentin was nominated as vice chairperson and the motion passed by
MATTERS INITIATED BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF:
Mr. Pentin recommended that City staff consider repaving the portion of Sunol
Boulevard that is under the I-680 freeway. Staff in attendance will relay this request to
the appropriate member of the Engineering Division staff.
The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for April 21, 2008. In the interim, staff
will be working to finalize a contract agreement with Fehr & Peers for the preparation of
the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, and it is anticipated that staff will seek City
Council approval of the contract in late March 2008.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm.