40th Street Parklet Ribbon Cutting in Oakland

From EBBC:

Celebrate the completion of the parklet with Manifesto Bicycles, Subrosa Coffee & the whole 40th Street neighborhood!

  • Pizza by Hot Italian
  • Beer by Linden Street
  • Music by the 29th Street Swingtet
  • Sloth Tees by J.Otto Seibold
  • Raffle for prizes from 40th Street merchants: Marquee Salon, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, Homeroom, Manifesto & Oakland Floats

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Parklet Appreciation Day in Oakland

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From Walk Oakland Bike Oakland via Facebook: Come join WOBO and the 40th Street Parklet for a Parklets Appreciation Day! Join us at the 40th Street Parklet on Saturday March 23rd from 11am-2pm. We will have games, raffle prizes and food from El Taco Bike & Fist of Flour. Hope to see you there!

Oakland Looks to Restart Its Faltered Parklet Program

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The success of PARK(ing) Day got a lot of communities excited about the possibilities of reusing street space for something other than car storage. In cities like San Francisco and Oakland, many merchants were attracted to the idea of giving up a couple of parking spots in order to provide a nice place to gather and […]

MLK Jr Way Streetscape Workshop

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From EBBC: The City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency and their consultants will be holding a community workshop to develop a shared vision for Martin Luther King, Jr Way from West Grand to 40th Street. Your input will help the consultants to design a street that works for neighbors, businesses, and all road users (bikes too!).

Today’s Headlines

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BART Extension to San Jose Gets $900M Federal Grant (CBS 5) Six Key People Were Behind the Project (CoCo Times) Will New BART Stations Have “Enough” Car Parking? Yes, If Fewer People Drive There (Mercury News) More on BART’s Operating Budget “Surplus” and Capital Budget Shortfall (SFGate) City Agencies Like Muni Still Can’t Seem to Curb Overtime […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week kicks off with discussions about Smart Growth and overhauling transit, and ends in grand fashion with Oakland’s first ciclovia and San Francisco’s 40th Anniversary LGBTQ Pride Parade. Here are the highlights: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Smart growth in San Francisco. Where should new housing and jobs go? What are the planning tools that […]