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The East Bay Bicycle Coalition has three representatives attending the event, said Dave Campbell, a project manager with the coalition. He said the coalition hopes to walk away with three strong campaigns: the Bay Bridge Bikeway, Complete Streets and Drive 20, which encourages Oakland to set residential speed limits at 20 mph.

By Nick Sucharski
Oakland Tribune Correspondent
Posted: 10/15/2010 03:50:21 PM PDT

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The East Bay Bicycle Coalition has three representatives attending the event, said Dave Campbell, a project manager with the coalition. He said the coalition hopes to walk away with three strong campaigns: the Bay Bridge Bikeway, Complete Streets and Drive 20, which encourages Oakland to set residential speed limits at 20 mph.

By Nick Sucharski
Oakland Tribune Correspondent
Posted: 10/15/2010 03:50:21 PM PDT
Updated: 10/15/2010 04:16:58 PM PDT

OAKLAND — The Alliance for Biking and Walking is conducting a three-day training seminar this weekend intending to create and strengthen ongoing bicycle and pedestrian improvement campaigns in Oakland.

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, a group of city advocates for the betterment of pedestrian and bike infrastructure, is hosting the alliance’s Winning Campaigns Training. The weekend seminar is educating participants from various city transit advocacy groups in choosing a proper improvement project and crafting a plan capable of receiving funding, according to WOBO officials.

“These projects are things you can quantify as winnable,” said Jeremy Grandstaff, member services director for the alliance. “We’re going to look at the campaigns under a microscope and determine what’s best for the organization and the city.” He added that participants are given the training to hone their campaign and project goals at these seminars. The alliance will train participants in media, power-mapping, strategy, tactics and fundraising techniques; this will assist them in such practices as securing new pedestrian safety standards or creating tax measures that support public transit, Grandstaff said.

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition has three representatives attending the event, said Dave Campbell, a project manager with the coalition. He said the coalition hopes to walk away with three strong campaigns: the Bay Bridge Bikeway, Complete Streets and Drive 20, which encourages Oakland to set residential speed limits at 20 mph.
“These are all multimodal projects,” Campbell said of the many transit layers to each campaign the coalition is bringing to the alliance’s training event. “We’re designing a transportation system that works for everybody.”

Full Story in the Oakland Tribune

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