Walk Oakland! Map and Guide – This is WOBO’s favorite stocking stuffer that is both useful and educational. Every household should have one. These are available at local bike shops. Give them a call to see if they stock them.
Oakland Pedestrian Master Plan – Oakland adopted its first Pedestrian Master Plan in 2002 and updated it in 2017. The vision of the Pedestrian Master Plan is to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment; where public spaces, including streets and off-street paths, will offer a level of convenience, safety and attractiveness to the pedestrian that will encourage and reward the choice to walk.
Oakland Urban Paths is WOBO’s sister program and has been hosting guided, free walks almost every second Saturday of the month since 2011. Start time is typically 10am. Learn about amazing places to walk in Oakland while soaking up historical tidbits from our friends at OUP. Sign up for their listserve to receive walk announcements.
Street Safety Measures One reason walking and biking feel unsafe and uncomfortable is due to the difference in travel speeds between auto traffic and pedestrians and bicyclists. Explore the traffic calming measures that help while beautifying neighborhoods. You’ll quickly learn that not all traffic calming involve stop signals. And slowing auto traffic doesn’t always mean moving slower across town. Really.