Word on the Street: August 2016 - Love Oakland, Go Walk and Bike about Oakland, Not too soon to learn about November campaigns
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Every 2nd Saturday & the following Sunday of the month! 

SATURDAY! August 13th, WOBO takes a gander to explore Oakland's Cultural Heritage and Arts

We're hitting downtown, Uptown, West Oakland and parts of Chinatown.  This is a flat walk of about 3.8 miles.

Meet up: Latham Square - 1600 Telegraph (at the fountain where Telegraph converges with Broadway) at 10 am.  As always, wear good walking shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen as needed, and bring drinking water.

Check the OUP website for updates on future walks. (hint: we're going hiking through Redwood Regional Park with the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council in September)

SUNDAY! August 14th, Oakland Museum of CA and WOBO Collaborate to roll through places of African American historical significance.

This will be our second collaboration ride with OMCA this year. This special bike trip—OMCA's first to focus on the history of the African-American community and landmarks in Oakland—will be led by volunteer History Docents, put together with input from OMCA curatorial and educational staff. 

You'll need to register for this popular ride. $10 for general public, OMCA and WOBO members ride free. Register here. Details of the 7.5 mile ride found here. Ride starts at 10am in front of the museum (1000 Oak) and will run about 2.5 hours.

Oakland's Infrastructure Bond Goes to the Ballots

This November's ballot will be busting open with a ton of choices to vote on. One such measure is a $600M bond measure to shape up Oakland's streets, municipal buildings and parks and recreation and library resources. $350M will be dedicated to street infrastructure. 

We're supporting the campaign to make sure the bond measure passes.  We're lining up a few folks to share information about the bond measure at upcoming tabling events, including Oaktoberfest on October 1.

You should join us in spreading the word.  We'll set you up with a mini outreach and campaign training ahead of the festival.  Email Liza if you want in!

Time to Stock Up on our new Membership T

Not only do these come in soft 50/50 blend American Apparel shirts, they're in a pretty red "heather".

I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "How can I get my hands on one of these puppies?"  

1. Become a WOBO member!  We just give these away to our members who join at the $50 level.  
2. Buy yourself (and your bestie or cute little niece/nephew) one! We have big human sizes and little human sizes. Go Online, or whenever you see us with our WOBO flags flying from the edge of the tent chances are we've got some WOBO T-shirts for sale.
3. Volunteer with us! Folks who volunteer with us eventually end up with a WOBO T-shirt on their backs, just works like that.  So sign up and start earning that shirt.

Women Bike Happy Hour. Next up: Thursday August 25th @ Rosamunde Telegraph

We set out to have a fun happy hour for ladies who bike, but we've started a thing.  

Pencil us in, usually the 4th Thursday of the month. This month, we will host our Women Bike Happy Hour at Rosamunde Telegraph (4659 Telegraph Ave), from 5:30 to 7:30.  We're thrilled to converge at the Temescal branch of Rosamunde as it coincides with Temescal's brand spankin' new Off The Grid program.
Join us for light tipple and great conversations.

Showing your Love for Love Our Neighborhood Day is all the BUZZ!  

Did you know that our annual Love Our Neighborhood Day produced on June 4 this year is the only Oaklavia event this year? That means there will be NO Love Our Lake Day.  Why? With limited resources, we decided it would serve us best to focus on creating temporary car-free streets in walking and biking deserts like San Pablo Avenue.  

There's nothing quite like working hand in hand with a terrific community. They are throwing a party at Novel Brewing to share with you some beautiful images and videos from the event. All beer tips and any donations go directly to funding Love Our Neighborhood Day.

Where: Newest brewery on the block, Novel Brewing (6510 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608)
When: 6pm - 10pm
Get your Starting at $15, you'll enjoy bites from Namaste Pizza and Chile Jalapenos. Live music by Honey of the Heart.

Temescal Business Improvement District Lights It Up!

The Temescal BID recently completed the majority of a pedestrian lighting project by installing 83 new lights on the sidewalks to enhance safety and to improve the evening experience for the community. This will add to the 70 existing pedestrian lights that were installed by the BID on Telegraph Ave from 40th St to 49th St in phases ending in 2014. Since completing the installations they've received overwhelming positive feedback from businesses and pedestrians alike. 

The last of the lights will be turned on along Shattuck once a PG&E connection can be completed. In late summer or early fall we hope to celebrate with them when they take to the streets to revel in the glowy new ambiance! For now, the area will be re-energized with Off The Grid every Thursday. Go check it out.

WOBO Wants You!  

WOBO is Seeking Board members: How could you resist? Be a part of this amazing team of public health, urban planning, advocacy and policy, landscape architects and marketing specialists.

We're looking for another talented, self-motivated individual to take us through our adventures in 2016.  Love working with community members? Got some organizing chops for events like Love Our Neighborhood Day and WOBO Weekends? Have some mad people skills and are comfortable using contact and donor management databases? Learn more on our VolunteerMatch posting.

We'll See Ya There!

8/13: WOBO Downtown Walk
8/14: Ride with OMCA & WOBO
8/21: Novel Brewing Fundraiser

8/25: Women Bike Happy Hour (Rosamunde Telegraph)
Let's Get Together! Sign up!

09/16: Park(ing) Day 
10/1: Oaktoberfest
10/27: WOBO End of the Year Fundraiser + Costume Party
Ongoing: 2016 Quick Wins Campaigns. Email us where you'd like to see a campaign.
Become a WOBO Member today with just the click of a button! Starting at $35 per year, you get a team of policy, community and advocacy champions who will stump for safe and accessible walking and bicycling in Oakland for all.
The Membership Button!
Bike Decorating is Serious Business!
We think the kids were way more serious about decking out their scoots and bikes than we were. Standing room only at Pedalfest. 
Facebook Highlight:
Volunteer appreciatoin BBQ highlight with Grill Master, Dave. (photo by K. Astaneh)  
Quote Of The Month:
“Streets are our most fundamental shared public spaces, but they are also one of the most contested and overlooked." 

- Project for Public Spaces, "What are our streets for?"
Don't be shy...

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