Oakland

Forum on BRT and Transit-Oriented Development

Forum on Community Planning and Transit Oriented Development

Featuring Enrique Peñalosa
Former Mayor of Bogota, Columbia

Wednesday, May 30 2007
2:30pm (registration)
3:00-5:00 (program)
Reception

Oakland City Council Chambers
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please reply to RSVP@actransit.org by May 23, 2007.

Oakland Town Hall Meeting - Whole Foods

Traffic and bikeway plans will be reviewed for the new Whole Foods site at 27th and Harrison.

WHERE: Veterans Bldg, 200 Grand Avenue, Canteen area (lower level)

INFO: Carletta L. Starks, Community Liaison/Policy Analyst for Councilmember Nancy Nadel, District 3
Phone: 510/238-7032

East Bay Greenway - Oakland to Hayward

All East Bay residents (Oakland, San Leandro, unincorporated Alameda County, and Hayward) and East Bay Greenway stakeholders are invited!

Where: San Leandro Public Library (Trustees Room) - 300 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro (5-10 minute walk from San Leandro BART; Free parking is also available)

Secure Bike Parking

Secure, guarded bike parking helps reduce theft at BART stations. Currently, the following BART stations offer guarded parking facilities:

eLocker

Pedal to Petals: See the Secret Gardens of the East Bay Tour by Bicycle!

[g2:341 size=300 class=left]Park Day School’s 21st annual Secret Gardens of the East Bay tour opens 11 select private gardens of the East Bay to horticulture enthusiasts seeking inspiration or simply curious about intriguing garden spaces in their community. www.secretgardentour.com
This year a group of us are going to pedal the tour.

Sunday, April 29, 2007
meet at 9 a.m. at Park Day School (370-43rd Street in Oakland) bring plenty of water and lunch, and spare tubes just in case!

BRT - Coming to a neighborhood near you

You can now review the Environmental documents for the AC Transit BRT project. If you don't know what BRT is, here are some videos to introduce the concept:

Update: Draft EIR is now available on the web

Dutch "Phileas" BRT Project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uySqyS38v0

Curitiba, Bogota, and Brisbane (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNDAt-6alh0

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jctlibmCssQ

Bike Fixathon

In free workshops for West Oakland residents, bicycle repair experts show West Oakland youth how to fix and maintain their bikes. If you have bicycle repair skills and would like to help, call and lend a hand. Info: 510-444-0919

Workshop on development around Lake Merritt

Councilmembers Nancy Nadel and Pat Kernighan invite you to a community workshop at:

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Veterans Memorial Building
200 Grand Ave @ Harrison St

For more information, contact Marisa Arrona, 510-238-7031 or ArronaM@oaklandnet.com.

City of Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

Oakland BPAC monthly meeting (third Thursday, except during May). Please see the April 2007 Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee agenda.

Oakland Earth Expo

Environmental fair in front of Oakland City Hall, Frank Ogawa Plaza (San Pablo @ 14th). Great opportunity to renew your EBBC membership or chat about how to make bicycling a bigger part of your everyday life. Bring your bike by the EBBC table for a free mini tune-up courtesy of Bay Area Bikes.

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