The other Saturday urban planner Ruth Miller led about 50 people (and one dog!) on an Oakland Urban Paths walk exploring some buffers and boundaries in Oakland. We started the walk at MacArthur BART with option return by AC Transit bus, making it easily the most transit-friendly walk we’ve done.
At MacArthur BART we looked at the transit village that’s in progress; the BART parking and housing on BART property is completed. From there we meandered above and along 40th Street, talking about transit past (Sacramento Northern Railway, Key System) and present (AC Transit, bike super-sharrow).
Some of the other points of interest and people we saw and talked about:
- Story of Yu Kwan Soon Mural (former)
- King’s Daughters Home
- Julia Morgan
- Egbert Sousé’s
- Oscar’s Alley
- 629 Oakland Avenue
- Morcom Rose Garden
- Fred Morcom
- The Alley
- Rod Dibble
- Jim Copes
It was a great walk. Thanks to Ruth for leading us, Charlie for doing his best to keep us safe, and special shout-out for everyone who climbed the hill on Jean Street just so we could go down the stairs on Bonham Way.
The December walk will be a Rockridge ramble, with lots of stairs. Hope to see you on the paths!