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ah! so this is what they’re doing! (I’ve passed by and noticed all the construction work, but didn’t know exactly what this project is.)
A new waterfront park with “a waterfront bridge and path for cyclists and pedestrians”!! :DDDD
Oakland is overhauling 12th Street to improve waterfront access for pedestrians and cyclists as part of a long-running project that’s also designed to enhance Lake Merritt’s water quality.
and Lake Merritt is actually not a lake—it’s a lagoon! didn’t know that.
Glad that Oakland is working on this project! getting stuff done!
and a complete cycle track around the lake! and new bridge that should make it bike-accessible, too, to the east side. So my mom (and other [recreational] cyclists) doesn’t have to do what she’s currently doing: bike to a point along the lake where the bike lanes end, and then turn around. sadface. But yeah, when this project is completed: :DDDD
This is right by Laney College; viewable from the Lakeside/Oak freeway exit north into Oakland.
photos by eric n., who’s been diligently taking pictures of the work from a nearby apartment building and documenting the progress on his blog.