There are numerous narratives that encompass the Bay Place: an eclectic and inclusive lifestyle, imaginative architecture, the Spanish Mission, big fishing wharfs, colourful homes on steep hills, cable cars weaving by the city, the Chinatown district and of program, the tech increase and stratification of the city. I’d like to include a single of my possess to the listing: the ideal urban functioning in the whole place, bar none.
I started off functioning around the Bay the initial day I moved listed here in January of 2012. I ran by downtown Oakland, around Lake Merritt—a paved 3-mile footpath—and by the Temescal and Rockridge districts.
Considering the fact that that initial wandering operate I have logged countless numbers of miles throughout the metro region, from regional parks in the hills to lunch runs alongside the Embarcadero, to sizzling laps in Kezar Stadium, a attractive monitor open to all. The selections are endless, from a everyday 3-miler alongside the waterfront to 20-moreover miles fully on dirt.
Here’s a listing of the ideal runs throughout the Bay Place.
All photographs by Andy Cochrane.
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