The "parklets" are intended to be an extension of the sidewalk and feature seating and plants, as well as possible space for bicycles to park.
Jim Brown with Sacramento-Area Bicycle Advocates says it's a great step for the city.
"This is a step towards acknowledging that our streets are public places -- they are not the exclusive domain of cars," says Brown. "And this is one of the first steps toward making our streets a safer, friendlier place to visit and to do business."
Parklets will be created by business owners, will be open to the public, and will be designed to be removable.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District says it has grant money available -- of about $1,000 for ten business owners -- to help businesses design and install the parklets.
Joseph Hurley is with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
"We're very excited to see it," says Hurley. "We think it's a very effective means of improving pedestrian and bike access on public streets."
Arts were a focal point of this week's Sacramento City Council meeting.
Hundreds of people gathered in Sacramento Friday to celebrate the opening of a park built specifically for the homeless.
Caltrans says all roads are now open after two vehicle crashes caused multiple highway closures Tuesday.
If you are the first person this year to successfully identify and capture a specific type of butterfly, a UC Davis professor will buy you a pitcher of beer.
The Sacramento Fire Department is replacing four of its older engines.