Diana Nelson Jones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Imagine getting off a bus with your bike at Centre Avenue and Neville Street in North Oakland and pedaling on a wooded trail to the Strip District — a five-minute trip, with no cars, a tree canopy and a view.

Elaine Kramer sees the possibility with a design that follows the historic path of Neville all the way to Liberty Avenue, hugging a hillside above a deep ravine traversed by railroads and the East Busway.

A recent Chatham University master’s graduate in landscape architecture, Ms. Kramer was one of several students who designed projects last semester for the Oakland Planning and Development Corp. Read more