Last Tuesday, March 2, two bike rides traversed the North Oakland and Fruitvale “safety zones” to protest the injunctions in Oakland. Over 30 riders biked through the North Oakland “safety” zone, stopping at just a few of locations in North Oakland that have been part of Oakland’s radical organizing history, such as the stoplight at 55th and Market (read the article to find out why stoplight is so rad!).
The North Oakland ride was a real fun evening that generated lots of conversations with folks on the sidewalk, traveling in cars and waiting at bus stops. Good outreach, sharing of history, and unpoliced movement in the streets. It also gave us some first-hand examples (*ouch*) of what better ways Oakland could use our money: fix the roads, fill the potholes!!! Let’s really make safer streets for all!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any photos of the Fruitvale or North Oakland rides that you want to share.
Read Oakland North’s coverage of our North Oakland “safety” zone and Black Panther Party history ride here.