How best to appreciate the stunning views from the new East Span of the Bay Bridge? By bicycle! Cross the bay on BART, pick up bicycles at West Oakland Station, and ride from there. Along the way, get perspectives from the advocates, the public sector, and the consultant currently working on the future West Span design options. Find out how the path will eventually support 10,000 daily bicycle trips. Biking approximately 12-15 miles. (Not for the faint of heart!)
Innovative approaches to public health, regional transportation, economic development and access to public spaces are revitalizing the City of Richmond. Home to WWII shipyards and Rosie the Riveter, Richmond has repurposed its “We Can Do It!” spirit to develop a more connected, sustainable, healthier and livelier community. Tour the site of a forthcoming ferry terminal, the historic Ford Building, a BART station and downtown spaces, parks and trails. Learn about Richmond’s Health in All Policies model. Meet planning experts, economic development leaders, nonprofit directors, and health and environment policymakers.
Nestled between the busy Port of Oakland and the City of Alameda, the Oakland Estuary offers a warmer, calmer part of the bay – perfect for kayaking. Explore the historic waterfront with its picturesque houseboats and old maritime ambiance. Kayak past the Brooklyn Basin, a large scale infill development project currently under construction on the estuary. Whether you want a leisurely nature cruise or just want to have some fun, you’ll enjoy this urban wildlife adventure. Experienced instructors will keep you safe and get you on and off the water efficiently.
Ride BART into the heart of suburban East Bay to the award-winning Contra Costa Centre BART Transit Village. Hear from BART, the development team and local government representatives about how this compact mixed-use neighborhood was planned on a former BART parking lot. Learn about the unique public-private partnership that made it happen, as well as the community charrette process and other successful mechanisms used to activate the area. Finally, take home lessons from the trend-setting transportation demand management (TDM) program.
Mountain View is a suburban city that hosts some of the world’s largest and fastest growing tech companies, including Google, LinkedIn and Microsoft. Learn about the innovative housing and mobility solutions the city has embraced to meet this challenge – often in the form of public-private partnerships. Bike to the bustling North Bayshore business hub, through downtown Mountain View and to future development sites on El Camino. Hear from City staff, business partners and advocates about changes made and changes to come in this unique city.
(Shuttle to Mountain View and approximately 10 miles biking on flat terrain)
Tour Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood with its thriving arts, entertainment and dining scene. Hip Uptown is a case study for the successful intersection of community development, grassroots organizations, transformative historic reuse and an evolving multimodal transportation network. Walk through new public spaces and catalytic historic reuse projects. Consider existing and proposed transit and bicycle networks. Hear from City staff, transit agency staff and local nonprofits about the roles of art, transportation, city planning and community development in the area’s revitalization.
What are the challenges of bringing a new subway to existing communities? Walk through the construction of San Francisco’s future Central Subway. Learn how sustainability will be increased in Chinatown. See how economic vitality is being preserved during construction in Union Square. Hear about development activity in the South of Market neighborhood around the Moscone station. This is your on-the-ground look at three unique communities!.
Kick off Sunday night’s Welcome Reception early at Oakland’s Port Bar, a gathering place for LGBT East Bay residents and their heterosexual friends. Call it a shout-out to Rail~Volution’s mission to embrace diversity – or just call it a good party. Mix it up with old friends and new, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, on Sunday night. The Port Bar is just a few blocks from the Fox Theatre, site of the Welcome Reception (6:00 – 10:00 pm). Time it right and hit both events. Mingle a little and network a bit. And if you’re so inclined – dance, a lot!
Welcome Reception at the Fox Theater
sponsored by Morgan Stanley
1807 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 6:00 PM-10:00PM
When Fox Theatre opened its doors in 1928, 20,000 people thronged Oakland’s newest movie palace. The crowd will be smaller, but no less exhilarated, at Rail~Volution’s Welcome Reception at this historic theatre. Ride BART 12 minutes from San Francisco to Oakland’s Uptown District, the demographic center of the Bay Area. The centerpiece of the revitalized Uptown, the Fox is home to live jazz, funk and rock performances, as well as the Oakland School for the Arts.
Ever dreamed of fronting a rock band? Here’s your chance! The Amazing Embarrassonic Human Karaoke Machine will be on-hand at our Welcome Reception to lure you up on stage. They started in the dive bars of San Francisco’s Mission District – and now it’s come to Rail~Volution! No prerecorded tracks. Sing along with a live three-piece band with over 500 songs in their repertoire. Classic rock, punk, pop, soul, classic country – pick your poison. Who knows? After you make your stage debut, mingle with friends, old and new. Nibble, drink and enjoy the exquisitely restored beaux-arts theatre. Come early to explore the district’s art deco buildings, City Hall, the Oakland Museum, Lake Merritt, and new bike lanes. After the reception, check out the long list of critics’ favorites – restaurants, breweries and even an urban winery. Browse songs here!
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