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Oakland’s DIY “Scraper Bikes” Foster Youth Creativity
“Oakland has been taken over by scraper bikes,” says Stevenson. The media has been paying attention too. Sharing the crew’s interest in tinkering, Make Magazine and Instructables covered the project, and the crafting of Scraper Bikes has spread internationally. “There’s people from literally across the world making these bikes, from Portland, Oregon, to Japan to Australia to Jamaica.”
Stevenson has bigger plans for Scraper Bikes as the non-profit evolves. In a video interview, he speaks passionately about his vision for a green-tech education facility and bike shop headquartered in Oakland. With the project’s green innovation, and guerrilla marketing as effective as critical mass, we think this dream is not too far off.
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