Walking Resources

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 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.

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.

For more information please check out the City Of Oakland’s Safe Oakland Streets initiative.