Ginger Jui 
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Re: “Oakland Replaces Car Parking With Street 'Parklets'

Actually, businesses in the Laurel District are quite thrilled that a parklet is coming into the neighborhood! The Laurel District Association will be matching every dollar raised by the Laurel Cyclery up to $6500 towards constructing this parklet.

Oakland businesses will never be able to compete with big boxes and super-shopping malls with unlimited parking. By replacing two parking spaces with a bike corral that can park up to 8 bicycles, this parklet actually increases parking capacity on the street. In addition, studies* show that people who walk, bike and take transit to shop spend more money per month than people who drive, and even better, they're keeping that money local.

*References:
Bike East Bay, "Active Shoppers Are Majority of Buying Power in Temescal District"
https://bikeeastbay.org/news/active-shoppe…

East Bay Express article, "How Cyclists on Telegraph Mean Business"
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/how-…

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Posted by Ginger Jui on 06/24/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “How to Buy a Bike When You Don't Know Jack About Bikes

p.s. Gotta give some props to the Spoke. The new owners have worked super hard to turn the shop around from a dingy rat's nest of steel and spokes. It's becoming a new community anchor for the dead zone between Temescal and UC Berkeley. They really are super duper and I love that they're right around the corner from my house!

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Posted by Ginger Jui on 05/02/2012 at 7:18 PM

Re: “How to Buy a Bike When You Don't Know Jack About Bikes

Go for the bike you fell in love with! The Linus or the Public will get you looks and get you places.

You might also check out the stylie Raleigh roadsters at Bay Area Bikes (http://bayareabikes.com/) on Webster. The Raleigh Superbe is a quality bike. Giv'em a call and see if they have last year's model on sale.

Don't forget to save some cash for a bike lock, a cute bell, a basket (and a helmet, if you're into that kind of thing). If you lock the bike right -- through the frame, cable the wheels or get a set of locking skewers -- and don't leave it in sketchy places like Ashby BART overnight, it's a 90% guarantee you won't lose it.

By the way, you are SO not a gas guzzling outcast. If there's one thing about bike people, it's that we're always on the lookout for our next perfect bike. And you're a gal on the lookout for a bike. That makes you part of the in-crowd, right there. Good luck and hope to see you on the road!

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Posted by Ginger Jui on 05/02/2012 at 7:16 PM

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