After a trial public plaza at Latham Square was undercut by Oakland’s Planning and Building Manager, the Oakland City Council voted last week to reinstate two-way car traffic on the small, southernmost block of Telegraph Avenue, caving to merchants and developers pushing for unfettered car access. At their January 7 City Council meeting, Oakland council members considered […]
When Walk Oakland Bike Oakland hosted the city’s first Ciclovia-style event in downtown Oakland in 2010, onerous city fees meant plans for a second Oaklavia that year proved too ambitious for the small organization. “We thought we wouldn’t be able to do it again,” said Jonathan Bair, WOBO’s Board President. Three years later, the city brought Oaklavia back, closing […]
Oakland stripes its 18th mile of bikeways for 2011, celebrating its busiest and bike-friendliest year to date.
OAC image: BART Transit advocates, community groups, and faith-based environmental justice organizations made another plea to Oakland and regional policy makers to kill the half a billion dollar Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) with a resolution sponsored by Oakland City Council members Nancy Nadel and Rebecca Kaplan at their monthly meeting last night. Citing a significantly […]
Grand Lake Theater owner Alan Michaan exhorts the public to "Stop the Parking Madness!" Photo: DigiAnt During another raucous staging of political parking theater at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting, where more than 90 speakers often shouted their opinions on the city’s parking policy, the council reversed its position from July, scaling back the […]