Time: July 11, 2010 from 10am to 1pm
Location: City Center
Street: Near BART 12th St and City Center
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Event Type: walking tour
Organized By: Oakland Heritage Alliance
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2010
We crave a "back to the future" situation in Oakland, while admiring our old walking paths, stairways and mass transit history. Learn how it all worked this Sunday, when the Oakland Heritage Alliance leads an energetic walking tour all around the city.
Today Oakland has more than 200 off-street pedestrian routes, which are short-cuts through long street blocks. These pathways are designed to connect homes with streetcars, schools, shops, and parks. They still work!
During the tour, Jason Patton will lead you on a hilly walk covering two-plus miles and at least 500 steps. You'll hop on the bus, tracing the former streetcar line to the Glenview neighborhood. And you'll learn the history of Oakland’s streetcar suburbs, as the tour wanders through Trestle Glen to Grand Lake.
-- Reservations are required, so please call 510-763-9218.
-- Tour starts near the BART 12th St./City Center stop.
-- Tour ends in Grand Lake, and you'll be given instructions to the starting point..
-- The Oakland Heritage Alliance requests $10 for OHA members, $15 for general fee...and kids 12 and under go free.