Richmond Bay Campus Ride – Oct 2013
The 1st Ride of the Richmond Bikeways Campaign took us on a trip around Marina Bay to have a look in the future. We had a look at some of the proposed bike paths that will be added around and through the redeveloped Richmond Bay Campus possible future site of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Among the stops we made we discovered the unfortunate closing of Amini’s By The Bay, a local sandwich shop and grocery store that had been serving the community for more than 20 years and countless July 3rd events in Richmond. We spoke to the workers who stated that the rent had grown to high for them to be able to remain at the location. The future of displacement was among the unpleasantries of community awareness experienced on the ride, but we were made aware and investigated each scene with no absence of curiosity.
We also found a banner from Urban Shield and some soldiers decked out in uniform, battle armour and rifles for a Lone Wolf Terrorist Scenario Operation happening at 46th Street. We took pictures.