GETTING TO THE MARCH
The march is starting at 14th and Broadway, Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, which is right outside the 12th St BART stop.
On this page, you’ll find links to available buses and rideshares that are being organized to bring people from across California to the March for Real Climate Leadership.
If you or a group you’re part of are interested in helping organize a bus from your community, please fill out this form.
Please note that Cal students are meeting at the Downtown Berkeley BART stop at 10:30am
Los Angeles – Gardena
Los Angeles – Westside & San Fernando Valley
Orange County / Harbor Area
San Jose/Palo Alto
San Luis Obispo
If you or a group you’re part of are interested in helping organize a bus from your community (including another bus from one of the above communities), please fill out this form.
Amtrak is offering a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (Oakland, CA) between February 03, 2015 – February 12, 2015. To book a reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent and refer to the Discount Code X85V-923. This code cannot be used via the Internet.
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
If you’re organizing a rideshare, looking for a ride, or can offer housing, please post on the forum below with details.
Below are some questions we’ve been getting about transportation to and from the march. If you have a question about the march itself, check out the main FAQ section here.
Putting a deposit down on a bus or buses and getting reimbursed for the money is one of the hardest tasks of coordinating a bus but, you have ALL the tools you need to make it happen!
1) The March for Real Climate Leadership coordination team strongly encourages you to team up with a local organization, church, group or business to help you coordinate your bus, recruit riders/donations from various networks, put your deposit down or potentially pay the difference of any seats sold at a low-income rate or not sold at all. Check out the Bus Captain Toolkit for tips on reaching out to your community for support. If you need funding help or can’t out a deposit down, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) The March for Real Climate Leadership also has some funding available for subsidizing seats but, we’re prioritizing frontline and low-income communities first. If you’re one of these communities, contact email@example.com for funding as soon as you can.
3) See the Bus Captain Toolkit for fundraising and recruitment tips! We’d like ticket costs down to $15-50, depending on your locale and how much local financially support you can get. Discount rates for charters are available in cities where 10+ buses are being organized. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about establishing your ticket cost.
This march is going to be a success because of the work we all do together – not because of any one person or organization. One of the best things you can do is organize a bus in your local community and invite your school, workplace, family, church, neighborhood and/or organization to come march with us!
The first step towards doing that is to sign up to be a bus captain here! – and we’ll support you from there with one on one coaching and resources.
Regardless of how much support you need, please let us know about your bus so we can promote your bus above as well as assign you a day-of bus #, drop-off zone, drop-off time and call-in #. We’ll also be suggesting places to park your bus according to location and cost.
Definitely. The March for Real Climate Leadership is about empowering everyone to demand action on climate change – and that means supporting people who are trying to do more than they have before.
The first thing you should do is sign up to be a bus captain here! – and we’ll support you from there with one on one coaching, conference calls with other bus captains, and plenty of resources. We’re here to help!
The March for Real Climate Leadership is going to be game-changer for the California climate movement. That means we want people to come however they want – whether that’s bus, car, bike, train, foot, or anything else.
The drop off location is Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th Street and Broadway in downtown Oakland. This is a totally suitable address to provide your diver with. I will be providing a more specific address closer to the date. 1400 Broadway.
The pick up location is Laney College at 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, 94607.
For drop off, there is ample parking for busses within a few blocks of the drop off site. I am currently negotiating reducing group rates. I’ll send final parking locations and fees immediately upon finalization.
For pick up, Laney College has an expansive free parking lot that will easily fit all buses. Free overflow parking is also nearby at the Oakland Museum of California and BART.
To get the most up to date information, please fill out this form to register as a bus captain.
Unfortunately, while we’re doing our best to subsidize travel costs, we can only help offset the cost of buses. But we encourage you to do fundraising of your own to get to the march!
You can find the March for Real Climate Leadership Bus Captain Toolkit here. It’ll be updated as more day-of logistics get planned and noted in the title on the google doc.
Sign up to be a bus captain to get more materials sent to you!
Each bus is being organized by a local bus captain and the prices will reflect any fundraising, support from local organizations or available subsidies from the Bus Team. Please choose the ticket level that best reflects your situation and will allow the most people to attend the march.
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