WOBO is a 501(c)3 member supported, volunteer driven non-profit organization whose mission is to improve neighborhood livability, vitality, and sustainability by making walking and biking in Oakland safe, easy, accessible, and fun.
WOBO and the City of Oakland thank all who came to Love Our Lake Day on September 14th. 

It was a beautiful day packed with amazing activities, delicious food, and of course safe open streets.

Our dedicated volunteers rocked, and you all have our greatest regards for your hard work and commitment!

Check out this awesome video of the event filmed by
 Allison Sieber, Linda Peong, Shaun Tai, and Wilson Tai.

If you have not already, please fill out our survey so we can make next year even better!

If you volunteered, there will be a volunteer appreciation picnic on October 11, at Union Point Park. 

Invitations will come via e-mail soon, so keep an eye out!
For more information, visit Yes on BB!
WOBO, Bike East Bay, TransForm California, CalBike, Greenbelt Alliance, and other affiliates fully support Measure BB!
Measure BB Will:
  • Expand BART, bus and commuter rail for reliable, safe and fast services, including BART expansion and improvements within Alameda County, bus service expansion, and commuter rail service improvements.

  • Keep fares affordable for seniors, youth and people with disabilities, including affordable senior shuttles, vans and services that help keep seniors independent, and critical funding for student transit passes to ensure youth can affordably get to school. It also funds reliable and inexpensive transportation for people with disabilities.

  • Provide traffic relief, including funds to every city in the County to repave streets, fill potholes, and upgrade local transportation infrastructure. It also invests in aging highway corridors to upgrade on and off ramps, using modern technology to manage traffic and improve safety.

  • Improve air quality and provide clean transportation by reducing pollution using innovative technology and expanding bike and pedestrian paths, and BART, bus and commuter rail expansion and operations.

  • Create good jobs within Alameda County by requiring local contracting that supports residents and businesses in Alameda County.


City of Oakland Officially Re-Opens Parklet Program!
After literally years of our advocacy, the City of Oakland has announced that they will accept new applications for parklets from businesses, nonprofits and neighborhood associations!
For information on how to apply, click HERE!
Farley's Bike Parade, October 26th - SAVE THE DATE!
Join Farley's Coffee and WOBO for our first Costume Bike Parade!

Decorate your bike, wear a costume, and get quirky for an 8-mile ride from Farley's East in Uptown Oakland to Farley's West in Emeryville!

More information soon to come!

Farley's Coffee
Sunday Streets in Berkeley is back on October 12th, and they need more volunteers to help provide safe open streets for everyone!
Volunteers get:
  • Free Sunday Streets Berkeley T-Shirt
  • Lunch courtesy of Andronico's
Join us on December 4th for WOBO's annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Party!

More information soon to come.

Sign up as a member today and get discounted tickets when available!
Membership Levels
*$35.00 Individual
  • Walking/Bikeways Map

*$50.00 Individual
  • WOBO T-Shirt
  • Walking/Bikeways Map

*$100.00 Supporter

*$250.00 Community
  • WOBO Sweatshirt
  • WOBO T-Shirt
  • Walking/Bikeways Map

*All levels will receive special event invitations and event discounts. 
WOBO is a strong community organization that advocates for pedestrians and bicyclists such as yourself, and our accomplishments have only been possible because of our loyal members and volunteers.

I encourage you to become a member to further our cause.

Currently, only 6.7% of Oakland residents walk and bike for their commute. (2014 Benchmarking Report on Walking/Cycling).

Furthermore, Oakland is ranked #14 in pedestrian and bicycle fatality rates from 2009-2011. Meaning that 9.3 per 10,000 pedestrians and bicyclists were killed during the three year period. (2014 Benchmarking Report on Walking/Cycling).

WOBO strives to increase walking and biking mode shares to a combined 20% and reducing fatalities to ZERO by 2020.

In doing so, we fight for the provision of protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks, slower speed limits, and organizing open street events, such as Oaklavia, to promote safe, easy, accessible, and fun walking and biking for everyone. 

We want you to continue making a positive impact in your community, just as much as we do. 

Join here.

Colton Coty
WOBO Fellow
By oaktownjohnnyg

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