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February 2014 Newsletter

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Volunteer with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland!

Looking for a way to get more involved with WOBO? Well here's your chance. We'll be hosting a Volunteer Open House on Tuesday March 4th starting at 7:00 PM  at La Borinquena (582 7th St), food on us! 

We'll have speakers from different facets of our organization describing the types of opportunities available, from planning social events to helping carry out our on the ground campaign work. 

If you're interested, please RSVP on our Facebook Event so we can have a good head count for a delicious meal from Tina Tamale. No Facebook no worries, just email megan@wobo.org

Introducing Our 2014 Board Officers

Board Chair:  Chris Hwang

Vice Chair:  Linda Rhine

Secretary: Jess Strange

Finance Committee Chair: Olin Wread

Policy Committee Chair: Jonathan Bair
Consider Joining the WOBO Board: Seeking Treasurer

Seeking experienced accountant for to serve on the WOBO board as our Treasurer. Expected commitment of 4-8 hours per month. Please enquire by emailing info@wobo.org
Still Time to Become Neighborhood Champion

Join Volunteer leaders with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland at our Winning Campaigns Training March 21st-23rd, 2014 and help build a winning strategy for new walking and bicycling improvements in your neighborhood. We are busy planning for up to 40 neighborhood champions to join us and our partners at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and we need you to help push our campaigns to the next level. 

The cost is $125 for the 3-day workshop, and we may have a limited number of scholarships left. Please contact Dave Campbell (dave@wobo.org) if you are interested in a scholarship. If you are ready to step up, click here to get signed up. We specifically need help with campaigns for Park Blvd, 14th St, Grand Avenue, and help in East Oakland. 

WOBO to host Oakland's first Walk to Work Day

Mark your calendars for April 3rd! We're excited to pilot our first Walk to Work Day. More details to follow later, but if you're interested in hearing more or getting involved email megan@wobo.org

Are Pedestrian Deaths Preventable? 

Absolutely! And we have all the tools we need to get to that proverbial "Vision Zero", aka Zero Pedestrian deaths by 2020, that our neighbor across the bay is attempting, along with several other cities in the US.  

As part of a discussion on KQED's Newsroom last week, WOBO Board President states, "For many, many decades we've been designing our cities to bring cars through the streets as quickly as possible ...I think that that concept ... is truly outdated. One of the first thing [WOBO is] asking the city to do is update traffic analysis techniques and to really implement what they have recently adopted as the Complete Streets Policy.  And that is designing streets and roadways so that it's safe and comfortable for ALL users of the roadway... "

See more of the interview.


 
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