Word on the Street: Giving Thanks, Community Street Party for Safe Streets and CalTrans Feedback
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Welcome New Year

2017 is a wrap! We are delighted to have accomplished a ton these last 12 months. And we could not have done so without financial, volunteer, and community leadership support from hundreds of you across the city. 

Now is a great time to become a member to ring in 2018.

Work for WOBO

WOBO seeks a dynamic and motivated person to join our team to manage Bike to Work Day programming. You'll get to celebrate the City's biggest bike event on May 10 by planning a pancake breakfast in Frank Ogawa Plaza and a rocking happy hour. The Membership & Outreach Fellow will also work alongside the Board of Directors and WOBO staff members to broaden WOBO’s outreach and visibility, refine our membership and volunteer programs, and build our grassroots membership base.

This part-time (10-20 hours per week) position is a fun way to make a difference in Oakland and to gain hands-on experience with a dynamic nonprofit. Read the full job description. 


Yield 4 Life Reflection

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -- President Barack H. Obama. 

Our West Oakland community members took to the streets on December 9, and declared the need to change their neighborhood streets on San Pablo Avenue between 34th/Linden and 35th. They were "sick and tired" of seeing friends and neighbors injured or killed while walking due to high vehicle speeds, unpredictable traffic movement, poorly designed crossings, lack of crosswalks, and more.

WOBO is supporting their efforts by amplifying their message and connecting the community with City and regional transit leadership to ensure that upcoming street and sidewalk improvements are coordinated to prioritize safety, comfort and accessibility of pedestrians and bicyclists.

Get Out and Enjoy

We're kicking off 2018 with some great ways to get out and enjoy the Town with friends. Join us every 2nd weekend of the month for a Saturday walk and a Sunday ride. 

On the 13th, the Oakland Urban Path walk heads to the Cleveland Heights and Borax Smith estates near Lake Merritt. This 3-mile walk features stairs, hills, and stories to make your heart race. Register and Learn More.

On the 14th, the WOBO ride will be Winemaker-themed, tracing a route from Oakland's shipyards to the former Oakland-Shafter Rail yard. The ride begins at Dashe Cellars, rolls over the Bay to Treasure Island, and ends at The Oakland Yard Wine Shop. Register and Learn More.

We brave through light rain and reschedule if it pours. Check Facebook for day-of updates.

Women Bike Happy Hour

Women Bike Happy Hour is back for a third year! 

Spend some quality, off-the-bike time with other women who bike (or want to bike!) over a cool drink. Any level of rider and all women, trans and femme folks are warmly welcome. Bring your bikey and bike-curious friends. 

Women Bike Happy Hour is a monthly recurring event put on in partnership with Bike East Bay on the fourth Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm. Join us 1/25 at Federation Brewing.
We'll See Ya There!

1/13 OUP Cleveland Heights and "Borax" Smith Walk

1/14 WOBO Winemaker Ride

1/18 Oakland Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting 

1/25 Women Bike Happy Hour @ Federation Brewing
Let's Get Together!  

We are gathering a team of volunteers to help run our upcoming events.  Sound fun?

Sign up to help! 
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.
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Quote Of The Month:

"Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility. ” 

- Gary Snyder
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