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Make Oakland a Better Place to Bike and Walk

by Walk Oakland Bike Oakland
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Make Oakland a Better Place to Bike and Walk
Make Oakland a Better Place to Bike and Walk
Make Oakland a Better Place to Bike and Walk

Summary

In 2015, WOBO successfully executed the popular Bike to Work Day and THREE Oaklavia (oaklavia.org) events, continued to host free monthly walks with our sister organization Oakland Urban Paths, grew our social rides/classes to showcase local murals, facilitated local businesses in expanding Parklets across the city, coordinated a winning road diet campaign along Telegraph Avenue & Grand Avenue, and supported Mayor Schaaf's proposed Department of Transportation. Help us make 2016 even better!

$100
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Walking and biking are great equalizers in a community as diverse and vibrant as Oakland. Anyone can get started on the path to wellness to improve not only their own health but their community's health. While walking rates have increased by 16% and bicycling rates by 42% over the past eight years, many people still do not feel safe, comfortable or confident walking or bicycling to get to and from work, to play, or to integrate as part of daily life.

Solution

In 2015, WOBO successfully executed the popular Bike to Work Day and THREE Oaklavia (oaklavia.org) events, continued to host free monthly walks with our sister organization Oakland Urban Paths, grew our social rides/classes to showcase local murals, facilitated local businesses in expanding Parklets across the city, coordinated a winning road diet campaign along Telegraph Avenue & Grand Avenue, and supported Mayor Schaaf's proposed Department of Transportation.

Long-Term Impact

Our desired long-range outcomes are (1) Increased individual engagement in physical activities, (2) Improved perception of safety and opportunities for safe walking and biking and (3) Increased commitment to support safe and accessible walking and bicycling in Oakland.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wobo.org
Walk Oakland Bike Oakland
Home of East Bay Open Streets

Organization Information

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @walkoakbikeoak
Walk Oakland Bike Oakland
William Leimbach
Project Leader:
William Leimbach
Oakland, CA United States

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