This week, Streetsblog California takes a look at changes occurring in Oakland, California, related to the way the city plans and implements transportation projects. Today, Ruth Miller, a local planner, former Streetsblog contributor, and a member of Transport Oakland, writes about what the formation of a Department of Transportation will mean for Oakland. Later this […]
10 mayors, 17,000 people, and 600 pancakes: the San Francisco East Bay celebrates Bike to Work Day 2012.
Oakland stripes its 18th mile of bikeways for 2011, celebrating its busiest and bike-friendliest year to date.
Oakland's pedestrian fatalities are centered in neighborhoods of color, around freeways and arterials designed to quickly move cars at the cost of safety.
Oakland’s official Bike to Work Day after-party kicked into high gear in Old Oakland last night. Over 600 people converged to dance, eat, drink, mingle, and just take in the atmosphere from the middle of the street. “We saw people of all ages out enjoying bicycle carnival rides, great local food, and the company of […]
Bike to Work Day is underway in Alameda County, and this year’s riders already broke last year’s record by 12.3 percent. The Cities of Emeryville and Berkeley saw the largest increases, with 15 and 14 percent increases respectively. At one point, a quarter of street traffic at Sproul Plaza in the heart of Downtown Berkeley […]
As early as this September, Oakland residents won’t have to look west with parklet envy anymore.