The Rise of Oakland Scraper Bikes and the Demise of Used Cars in Alameda
A few weeks ago we stumbled across this amazing video of the Scraper Bike phenomenon in Oakland, which we’ve also documented in this Streetfilm by John Hamilton. In the California is a Place film "Scrapertown," filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari give you another look at Baby Champ and the work he is doing to promote bicycles and community in East Oakland.
I also liked the film below with Alameda used-car salesman "Big Vinny" as he describes the malaise affecting him in his line of work.
And be sure to check out the California is a Place website for more of their great work.