Taking the podium at Oakland City Hall during the Bike-to-Work Day celebration on Thursday morning, city councilmember Libby Schaaf of District 4 started a chant. “When I say ‘bike,’ you say ‘Oakland,’” say announced. “Bike!” she yelled. “Oakland!” the crowd chanted back. It was Oakland’s 18th annual Bike-to-Work Day and record numbers of people hopped on their bikes and commuted to work.

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Imagine Broadway without cars–only people biking, walking, skipping… Well, this Sunday from 10am – 2pm, it’s going to happen. Walk Oakland Bike Oakland along with other bike-friendly Oakland organizations put together this event modeled after “Ciclovía,” which originated in Bogotá, Colombia. From Grand Avenue down to Jack London Square, the Broadway corridor will be closed…

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On 64 year-old Karen Smulevitz’s stretch of 73d Avenue, just trying to cross the street is “an adventure,” she says. A new national report says that although Alameda County scores comparatively well in California pedestrian safety, streets like this are a danger to too many people and American cities.

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It’s the season for swapping and this weekend Walk Oakland Bike Oakland is putting on its Bike Love Festival and Swap Meet. As is the fashion with swap meets, you can search for that rare part you need or buy a whole new bike. There will be bike builders, shops and lone sellers hawking their goods.…

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After a recent move to the area and a less-than-relaxing experience biking from Berkeley to downtown Oakland along Telegraph, I did what it seemed like any wannabe commuter (and novice biker) would: try to find a better route.  I contacted the city last week to learn about some good North Oakland/ Downtown alternatives. Jennifer Stanley, the…

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