Sunday was Love Our Lake and Oaklavía, celebrating the improvements around Lake Merritt done as part of Measure DD. Oaklavía closed off the streets around the lake to traffic and opened them to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, and more.
There were thousands of people out having fun, both on land and on the water. People rowed, sailed, pedaled and paddled their way around the lake. After I finished leading the Oakland Urban Paths walk around the lake, I walked around checking out some of the stuff going on. Then I volunteered with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, checking on other volunteers and then directing traffic along Grand Avenue. It was all a lot of fun, but made for a long day!