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Word on the Street: January 2017 - Community bike org. shoutouts, Telegraph wins and goals, Dangerous by Design pedestrian study
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Scraper Bikes Team
Photo Exhibit

Tonight! In San Jose, Photographer Dino Graniello will be showcasing his series, "The Original Scraper Bikes." 

The Original Scraper Bike Team will be in attendance auctioning off a customized
Scraper Bike just for the show!! 

 
The Original Scraper Bikes Team seeks to capture the creativity of youth living within dangerous communities by giving them a positive outlet through fixing and painting bicycles. Their goal is to support youth entrepreneurship and cultural innovation.
 
Learn more about the Scraper Bike Team Here

Cycles of Change Fundraiser

Want to help strengthen the
next generation of bicycle riders?
Come out and support Cycles of Change! 
Besides, who can turn down all-you-can-eat noodles?


Tickets are $30-$60 sliding scale OR you can sign up to be a Cycles of Change monthly sustainer at the door. 

New Telegraph Ave bike lane gets national recognition...
but we're not done yet!


We're incredibly grateful to see our hard work pay off as we celebrate the Telegraph Avenue bike lane on the People for Bikes list for America's Best New Bike Lanes of 2016, but this is no time to sit on our laurels!

While bicycle activity has seen a 52% increase on Telegraph, this busy street remains challenging with a high rate of loading/unloading and double parking conflicts.

WOBO and Bike East Bay are continuing to work hard, bridging the gap between the community and the city.



 

To learn more about our continuing efforts, 
check out our new Telegraph Ave campaign page here 
along with an updated report here

Report on Pedestrian Deaths Highlights a Call to Action

 



Smart Growth America has come out with a troubling report this week, called Dangerous By Design. This report is a national study which researched pedestrian deaths across America and has placed Oakland as the 85th most dangerous metro area to walk in. An 85th ranking out of the 105 largest metro areas in the country isn't terrible, but we can do much more to ensure that every pedestrian is safe, especially the most vulnerable road users (people of color and the elderly tragically ranked highest for most traffic-related deaths). 

The silver lining is that Oakland KNOWS how to improve our streets and to move those ugly stats in the right direction.  Oakland should be considered a national leader in safe streets and pedestrian crash mitigation. 

 

Learn more about how WOBO is working with Oakland's communities to improve walking in Oakland through our neighborhood campaigns

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This Saturday, 1/14 OUP Walk

Join Oakland Urban Paths on Saturday for the Rockridge Ramble, a delightfully strenuous 4-mile walk. We’ll be climbing and descending stairway after stairway as we take in views a plenty. This walk is for the stair lover in all of us!

Start Location: Rockridge BART Station, NE corner of Keith and College. Across the street from Cactus.

Timing: Walk departs at 10am. Return by 12:30.

Register for this event here 

This Sunday, 1/15 Ride with Oakland Yellow Jackets
Bike Club 

 

Get to know the Oakland YellowJackets Bike Club on this ride. They'll guide you from the flatlands to the hills and back, sharing some of the best routes to the tallest views in Oakland, overlooking our sweet Bay and surrounding hills. 15.9 miles with stops to catch our breath and for snacks.  No one gets dropped, that's the way we roll.

BPAC December
Meeting Highlights

 



The Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)

holds their meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month
at City Hall from
6:00pm to 8:00pm.




Did you know that neighborhood projects to improve biking and walking are not considered a priority unless they are part of the city's bicycle or pedestrian Master Plans? Revisions to the plans only come up every few years and a new revision will be published soon, so come to a meeting and make your voice and your project heard!


Highlights from the last meeting:

  • Broad Vision of Park Blvd bike and ped safety improvements 

  • San Leandro Creek Trail Study updates connecting E. Oakland / San Leandro families to great parks and open spaces

  • Caltrans District 4 bicycle plan development kick-starts outreach 

  • Bicycle Master Plan Update updates


Meetings are held in City Hall. Unless otherwise noted at the top of an agenda, meetings are held in Hearing Room 3, on the first, south side of the building.

 

Come help us improve Oakland streets!

 

Women Bike Happy Hour returns in 2017  
[Every 4th Thursday]

The January 26, 2017 edition will be held at Spice Monkey

1628 Webster from 5:30 to 7:30-ish.

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 talented, self-motivated folks to lead the charge on WOBO's exciting programs.  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.

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We'll See Ya There!
 
1/12: Scraper Bikes Photo Exhibit in San Jose

1/14: OUP Walk: Rockridge Ramble

1/15: WOBO Weekend Ride with Oakland YellowJackets

1/17: Park Blvd Member Meeting with Oakland High School

1/19: BPAC Monthly Meeting

1/21: Cycles of Change Fundraiser: Oodles of Noodles

1/26: Women Bike Happy Hour - Spice Monkey

 
Let's Get Together! We're planning on an evening together to prep materials for our end of year membership appeal. Sign up to help! 

Ongoing:
We're Looking for folks to join our 2017 planning teams. Got great ideas for campaigns in your neighborhood? Itchin' to help develop next year's Bike Month (May) activities? Want to be on the Ride Like a Girl and Women Bike Happy Hour support crew? Want to connect with neighbors in the Golden Gate to plan the 2017 Open Streets program? Email us 
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!
WOBO Open House
WOBO ended the year right with a packed open house, giving us a chance to update the community on the our 2017 plans. 
Twitter Highlight:
Thanks @jeffreytumlin for highlighting the People For Bikes Best New Bikes Lanes of 2016
Telegraph came in
at #6!
Quote Of The Month:
 
"Because transportation in urbanized areas is inherently multimodal, it is important to account as much as possible for the options that are available to travelers in those urbanized areas"

-Federal Highway Administration reasoning for adding a measure requiring states and metro areas to set a target for moving people via modes other than single-occupant vehicles, "New rule for Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program."
Don't be shy...

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Oakland, CA 94612
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