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Help Oakland Name Its Own “Summer Streets”

Posted By lilyb On June 26, 2009 @ 12:43 pm In Sunday Streets,TransForm,Walk Oakland Bike Oakland | 3 Comments

uptown_unveiled1.jpgA night scene from Oakland's Uptown Unveiled. Photo: Living in the O
We were excited to welcome two dynamic Oakland, CA, groups to the Livable Streets Community this week: Walk Oakland Bike Oakland [1] (WOBO) and TransForm [2]. Inspired by the success of San Francisco's Sunday Streets [3], WOBO wants to launch its own East Bay version and is asking for input on what to call the event. Shannon T. [4] writes:

So we took the “Sunday Streets” issue to the streets -- literally -- at last Thursday’s Uptown Unveiled [5]! event at 19th and Telegraph, which itself provided a dramatic illustration of how sweet it is to block off the streets for community entertainment. Hundreds of Oaklanders filled the streets to enjoy performances, people-watching, and other free activities. WOBO’s table drew a stream of walkers and cyclists, and we tapped their creativity to gather suggestions for a name. Together with the ideas generated at Tuesday’s Volunteers Meeting, we’ve got quite a list.

Ideas include "Open Roads," "Streets for People," "Walkland" and "East Bay Easy" -- leave a comment [6] to put in your vote!

Elsewhere, PA Walks and Bikes [7] brought up an opportunity to participate [8] in updating the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Pedestrian Guide [9]; Upper Manhattan residents gave the MTA their suggestions for better routes for the Bx20 bus [10]; and a member in St. Louis Park, MN [11] is looking for advice about a local bridge.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Walk Oakland Bike Oakland: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/wobo/summary

[2] TransForm: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/transformca/summary

[3] Sunday Streets: http://sundaystreetssf.com/

[4] Shannon T.: http://www.livablestreets.com/people/rowbikeswim

[5] Uptown Unveiled: http://www.meetdowntownoak.com/

[6] leave a comment: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/wobo/blog/2009/06/25/3/#respond

[7] PA Walks and Bikes: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/pabikewalk/project-home

[8] opportunity to participate: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/pabikewalk/lists/pabikewalk-discussion/archive/2009/06/1245866839061

[9] Pedestrian Guide: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=lPdDtDPrzd5Ya_2f01PT3wtA_3d_3d

[10] better routes for the Bx20 bus: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/inwood-livable-streets/lists/inwood-livable-streets-discussion/archive/2009/06/1245878907038/forum_view

[11] St. Louis Park, MN: http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/minnetonka-blvd-at-hwy-100/blog/2009/06/24/holey-crap/

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