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About Dave Campbell

Dave Campbell is the Advocacy Director of Bike East Bay lives near Lake Merritt and enjoys his BBQ smoker, in the Georgia tradition of his family.

It’s That Important: Measure BB Will Repave Half of Oakland’s Streets

October 30, 2014

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Oakland’s streets are in bad shape. And everyone uses them. Driving over pothole-ridden streets challenges your car’s suspension, people trip and fall on uneven sidewalks, riding AC Transit is often a jarring experience, and of course bicycling on Oakland’s worst streets is dangerous. Measure BB makes a serious $8 million/year down payment to getting our […]

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Latham Square in Downtown Could Revitalize with a Park for People

July 25, 2013

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Latham Square Plaza is a ‘Pilot Project’ Oakland is revitalizing the intersection of Broadway and Telegraph as a place for people, by redesigning the 1st block of Telegraph as a pocket park, with the road closed to cars and open to people. Between 16th St and Broadway, Telegraph Avenue will be re-invented as a larger plaza […]

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Kasper’s Korner Comes Alive at the Temescal Street Fair July 7

June 23, 2013

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Streets are for people too, and no where more so than amongst the temporary park benches, tables & chairs, plants, and street furniture at Kasper’s Korner Music & Art Pocket Park at the Temescal Street Fair, Sunday July 7, 12noon-6pm, corner of Shattuck and Telegraph. Watch this short and creative video to see how the […]

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“The Road Will Fail,” Said the Traffic Engineer

May 30, 2013

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Instead, roads thrive, as do neighborhoods. Back in 2002 as Oakland voters were passing Measure DD with 80% support to build the improvements you are seeing around Lake Merritt, traffic engineers were telling the City that roadways like Lakeshore Ave and the streets around Splash Pad Park would come to a halt with traffic if […]

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In Search of the East Bay’s Best Ribs

May 17, 2013

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Time for Ribs! After my blog on the “Improving State of the Pulled Pork Sandwich” in the East Bay, it’s time to move on to the most common cut of meat master chefrs smoke these days-ribs. Again, being from Georgia, our ribs are pork, which I think taste way better than beef short ribs. Like […]

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What if First Fridays Descended on East Oakland?

April 18, 2013

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A successful street festival like First Fridays would certainly be welcome along International Blvd in East Oakland, what with it bringing the kind of gritty street life and local culture most business districts would cherish. But I imagine if along with First Fridays moving east of downtown, Occupy Oakland came with it, the police reaction […]

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In Search Of the East Bay’s Best Pulled Pork Sandwich

April 11, 2013

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While perhaps not as close to the heart as moles and their role in honoring the dead in Mexican culture, southern barbecue is very much cherished grub and revered across a vast swath of lower Americana. I can’t think of another food that is as festive or as competitive in the hearts and minds of […]

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