The poetry was chosen by former Poet Laureate Robert Hass and appears to have local connections: either the poets lived here, wrote about here, or wrote about theater, dance, music, or writing. The street holds the poem, "Cotton in a Pill Bottle," by Dean Young as well as a poem I mentioned earlier called "Moment" by Hildegarde Flanner. If you can't get to Berkeley, you can still read the poems in an anthology compiled from this project, Addison Street Anthology: Berkeley's Poetry Walk.
At the Milvia end, a street tree features artful metal roots. At the Shattuck end, lines from the song "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" from the musical Oklahoma are stamped into the pavement. (Click on image to enlarge, as usual.)
Turn the corner onto Shattuck Avenue and a man that matches the color of the sidewalk asks for money.