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April 2014 Newsletter

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Get Ready for Bike to Work Day: May 8th
It's that time of year again! Get geared up for Bike to Work Day, coming May 8th to Oakland. 

Besides just making sure to break out your bike for your commute that morning, WOBO has you covered on ways to get involved. Opportunities include leading Pedal Pools, tabling for WOBO, hosting our parklet and protected bikeway demonstration site on Telegraph, helping Bike East Bay stuff bags in preparation for the event, and helping out with the AM parties at Frank Ogawa Plaza and Actual Cafe Energizer Stations. 

Check out full descriptions and contact info for volunteer opportunities here:

More information about Bike to Work Day can be found at 
East Bay Walk to Work Day a Lot of Fun!
City Council resolution recognizing Walk to Work Day was presented to WOBO at Latham Square. With (l-r) Tony Dang, California Walks; BART Director Rebecca Saltzman; City Council Member Dan Kalb; Jonathan Bair, WOBO Board; Claudia Burgos, AC Transit.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the first East Bay Walk to Work Day that we hosted with California Walks and Transition Berkeley on April 3.

In downtown Oakland, downtown Berkeley and on the UC campus we gave out stickers and treats to hundreds of pedestrian commuters.

A big thanks to our sponsors, the Downtown and Lake Merritt/Uptown Associations, AC Transit, the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Alameda CTC, Farley’s East and the City of Oakland.

If you’d like to find resources about walking to work for workers and employers, go to the website, Let’s do it again next year! 

Oaklavia is Returning!

You may know that we have seriously stepped up our game on Oaklavia, Oakland's one and only Open Streets program. Oaklavia has proven its ability to catalyze community support and to bring pride and love to our neighborhoods by temporarily diverting auto traffic to provide car-free, carefree streets so that YOU can come out and play.

Oaklavia planning is swinging into high gear right now to fund raise for TWO events:

Saturday, July 12 2014: The Golden Gate Neighborhood in North Oakland is partnering up with the City of Emeryville to Bring Oaklavia to San Pablo and Doyle Street

Sunday, September 14 2014: We repeat the the wildly successful Love our Lake Day around Lake Merritt. 

Be one of the first to sign up to support the events. We must raise $90,000 to bring the best and safest Oaklavias to you. Ready? Sign on Now
Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Open Houses: April 24th, April 26th, May 1

Public Open Houses are scheduled starting late April and it's super important for you to come and show your support for a people-friendly street. Bring friends! Karen Hester has thoughtfully arranged for food trucks to feed you prior to and during open houses.
Open House Schedule
  • April 24, 6:00-8:00 PM: Beebe Memorial Church, 3900 Telegraph [pre-meetup 5:00 PM out to strategize, and get nourishment from Annakoot Indian Food Truck]
  • April 26th, 10:00am-12:00 noon: Faith Presbyterian Church, 430 49th St [pre-meetup 9:30 am out front with GetGoes- drinks and pastries]
  • May 1, 6:00-8:00 PM: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St [pre-meet 5:30 PM, Go Streatery food truck on hand to feed you]
What You Can Do
  • Become a 'Block Captain' and help us share our ready-made preferred option with your favorite Telegraph Businesses: Contact Jeff
  • Distribute flyers for the open houses: Contact Dave
  • Bring family & friends to these Open Houses!
  • Take photos showing why Telegraph needs a bikeway, hashtag #biketelegraph
Other WOBO Happenings:
  • Excited to announce a brand new edition to our Board! Learn more about Susan Weber and Lola Dvorak on our Board and Staff page
  • Wonderful outcomes from NACTO Road Show and the Anti Harassment Ordinance, all the details here.
  • Join OUP's Gene Anderson for Jane's Walk, on Sunday May 4th
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