Tag: bicycle

Bicycles in an Art Museum?

Memo to the Oakland Museum: The Portland OR Art Museum has a popular special exhibit featuring modern bicycle designs.  More than forty bikes are on display, ranging from the ultra-compact Sachs Tango, which folds up almost into a briefcase, to the Smith Long John, one of the first cargo-carrying bikes.  There’s also the Taga, a …

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Occupy Oakland Nov. 2 2011

 [View photos and videos large size] By ten a.m., when I arrived by bicycle at Oscar Grant Square (formerly Frank Ogawa Square) the crowd had already taken over the intersection of 14th and Broadway, probably the busiest crossing in the City.  For a brief moment I spotted an Oakland Police Department patrol car blocking off …

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