Oaklavia

From Walk Oakland Bike Oakland:

WOBO is queuing up some of Oakland’s finest local bands, activities hosts and local merchants to line 3 miles of the Oaklavia – Love Our Lake Day route.  We are going to bring some surprises to the line-up this year, even shake up the route a bit.  Stay tuned with our latest updates on facebook @oaklavia.

Our events are always free and non-commercial.  We want you to feel safe and carefree strolling, jogging, biking, dancing and picnicking, on auto-free streets.  We can only make this happen with a strong volunteer crew and robust sponsorship support.

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Today’s Headlines

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Car-free Fun in the Streets of Oakland as the City Celebrates Oaklavia (SF Gate, Oakland Local) Matier & Ross: "Big BART Fare Rollback Gets Whittled Down"   BART Board Member Lynette Sweet Wants Tasers Removed from Police Force (ABC7) More Troubling SFPD Bias Against Bicyclists (BIKE NOPA) Complaints that Some Drivers Unfairly Targeted in Placard Abuse […]