I can’t believe this episode is finally out for everyone to hear! More than a year ago, I was approached by a colleague who told me that something big was happening in Oakland, and that I should monitor the process as the city put together a new Transportation Department.
Today I’m pleased to post the first (and hopefully not the last)
episode in a series on the Oakland Transportation Department — how it
came to be and what comes next. This installments follows a new advocacy
group, Transport Oakland, as a parklet project they supported becomes political.
Future episodes will concentrate more specifically on the politics
and mechanics of the department, but I thought this would be a good
starting point. I hope you enjoy the launch of the series, and hopefully
it won’t take another year to get to episode two!