Oakland Councilmember At-large Candidate Forum

WHERE: City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Rm 1
(12th St BART Station)

Candidates for Oakland Councilmember At-Large:

  • Rebecca Kaplan
  • Kerry Hamill

Candidate forum sponsored by the Oakland League of Women Voters. Arrive early, the public is invited to submit written questions for the candidates. For example, "what will you do to make Oakland more friendly for bicyclists?" and "how will you prioritize implementing the Oakland Bicycle Master Plan (2007)?"

Alameda/Oakland Estuary Crossing Study: Final Community Meeting THIS SATURDAY!


The Estuary Crossing Study is exploring new ways for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel between Alameda and Oakland—and we need your help!

Join us for our final public meeting to learn about the preferred alternatives, provide feedback, and discuss next steps:
Saturday, October 4th, 10am to 12pm
Pasta Pelican Restaurant
2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda
A light breakfast will be provided.

Can’t make it? You can also join us at our presentation in Oakland to hear more about the project!

Coliseum Way and 66th Ave

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at September 24, 2008 - 9:50am
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2418




traffic signal not triggered by bicycle


No way to trigger traffic signal for bikes to turn L onto 66th from the Coliseum parking lot except to use the pedestrian walk signal. This discourages bikes from using the road and forces them onto the sidewalks and crosswalks going against on-coming traffic. From what I saw yesterday on my way home from work it looks like the fatal bike accident near the intersection of 66th Avenue and Joe Morgan Way occurred when the bicyclist was in the crosswalk.


Cyclist Killed by Big Rig in Oakland


A 44-year-old Oakland man was killed today when his bike was struck by a big rig near the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau reported that the man was struck at around 4:27 p.m. near the intersection of 66th Avenue and Joe Morgan Way, a short section of South Coliseum Way renamed this year to honor the baseball Hall of Famer.

DeSalvo "Mantis"


Someone got into our supposedly locked building, cut the lock on the storage unit and stole the bike. On San Leandro Street, between the Fruitvale and Coliseum BART.


Complete custom DeSalvo; no other like it. Approximately 14" steel hardtail with custom paint job, a mid tone magenta with praying mantis' screened onto it (only about 4, realistic and subtle). Muted orange highlights. Rock Shox white front fork with brake tabs (even though bike has disc brakes). SRAM gruppo. For a complete description and image of the bike that was stolen visit http://www.dirtragmag.com/print/article.php?ID=763&category=stuff_reviews
First 2 characters of serial number:


Thanita 831.713.9110


Computer-animated simulation of AC Transit BRT

AC Transit has created a powerful animation of the proposed BRT system. This is intended to be a realistic simulation, taking into account expected traffic volumes. The project would bring enormous benefits to cyclists in the Telegraph and International Blvd corridors, including: Class II bike lanes, separating bus and bike traffic (by moving bus stops into the center of the street), and level-platform boarding of bicyclists.

Click image above to view the movie!

Lakeshore Ave Improvements Coming!

*********************UPDATE 10/29/08**********************
The fences are up next to the Pergola and Colonnade[G2:2031 size=195 class=left][G2:2033 size=190 class=left][G2:2025 size=195 class=left]********************************************************** Bike lanes will be coming to Lakeshore and Lakeside (you Oaklanders know the difference) around Lake Merritt as part of Measure DD bond projects. Yay!

The following comes from Councilmember Kernighan's September E-Newsletter:

WOBO Meeting Vo's Restaurant

Join WOBO to help plan Saturday's Broadway Advocacy Ride and Picnic. Vo's is at Webster and Grand in Downtown Oakland. Plenty of on-street parking near to buses and BART 19th St.

Broadway- Advocacy Ride and Picnic

Join WOBO for a great group ride to highlight the planned Bike Lanes on Broadway, that create a continuous north-south bike route of almost FIVE miles. Familiarize yourself with the Bicycle Master Plan that the City Council passed, while surveying problem spots along the route and points of interest all with the company of like minded individuals. Finish at Lake Temescal and enjoy a BYO picnic *Potluck style

Meet at Barns and Noble, Jack London Square, Oakland 10:00 AM


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