Portraits for Rikha Sharma Rani’s story about the City of Oakland’s Essential Places program for Reasons To Be Cheerful.

Story link is here.

La Fron Britton, an artist, says the new street design has made walking safer.
Warren Logan, policy director for mobility and interagency relations and the chief architect of Essential Places
Sylvester Donaldson, a 61-year-old retail worker, is glad to see the new safety measures, but thinks more traffic lights would be even better. 
Margaretta Lin of Just Cities
Intersection at San Pablo and Myrtle, Oakland, CA