Riding the 1 bus: An unguided tour to East Oakland
- Riding the 1 bus: An unguided tour to East Oakland
The most popular buses in Oakland are the 1 and the 1R. The 1, which is the local route, makes 105 stops in three different East Bay cities. It’s a trip that takes four hours from start to finish. More than 22,000 people ride these bus routes every single day. Most don’t own cars – this is the only way they get around. The buses travel right through the heart of the Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods along International Boulevard, also known as East 14th. Whatever you call it, it’s a road, and a part of Oakland, with an identity all its own. As part of a reporting project about the Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods in Oakland, Julie Caine got on the 1 to find out what riding the bus says about a community.
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