The second most frustrating thing at the Transportation Camp West unconference was the “Making Transit Sexy” discussion. My exasperation returned when I stumbled upon this article. “Transit-oriented everything,” said one attendee. “Fix crappy cabs,” said another. ”Public transit — sexy!” ”Fix Clipper now!” ”Multimodal transit haiku.” “What about a ‘Report a Problem’ app?” an audience member suggested. Frequent […]
Up and Parkleting
It’s alive! For months, I’ve been trying to get someone in the City of Oakland to take the lead and create a parklet permit. To little avail. Finally, I got someone from the Public Works and Planning departments to say parklets are the other departments’ responsibility. I put the quotes in a draft article and […]
This weekend, we went from this: To this: As you can see, it’s not quite finished. We’re making inroads with the City to make it official. May will be exciting.
I woke up to a series of emails from people congratulating me on a successful April Fool’s post in Oakland Local. 298 Facebook likes and counting. Someone pointed out that I’m shown in the Transportation Camp West Streetfilm (in argyle at 02:58). Did you know 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon was a transit and bike advocate? Now […]
In case there was any doubt that Oakland and I were made for each other, there are three city streets that form my entire name. The first entry in this series: