Oakland Urban Paths: Rockridge Ramble

From Oakland Urban Paths:

Join us to climb the many stairs of upper Rockridge, and cross SR 24 via pedestrian bridge. NOTE: This will be a walk with a lot of stairs, and more energetic than some of our walks. Less talking (though still some) and more walking. Dogs OK.

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Today’s Headlines

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Muni Double Berthing Won’t Save Time, Just Let Frustrated Riders Get Off Train Sooner (SF Examiner) More on Walk SF’s “Street Score” Report (SF Appeal) Sunday Streets Returns to the Mission This Weekend on Mother’s Day (Mission Local) Steep North Beach Block of Kearny Street With Stairs Set to Get Re-Paving, Landscaping (Hoodline) BART Snarled […]

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Egon Terplan is SPUR’s regional planning director. This piece is reprinted with permission from the October 2015 of The Urbanist. After years of struggling to attract investment, downtown Oakland is enjoying a renaissance. Organic, bottom-up growth and targeted public investment are resulting in new cultural events, art galleries, restaurants, bars and retail stores. The population […]