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."
Police say the death of a woman found in the American River this morning near Sacramento State is being treated as a homicide.
(AP) - The board that oversees California's massive high-speed rail project is meeting in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon to consider a new $64 billion business plan.
We have television’s modernized version of detective Sherlock Holmes. But it’s classic Conan Doyle on stage now at the Sacramento Theatre Company with their production of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”
(AP) - California water managers say they're easing cutbacks as spring storms boost reservoirs in the state's five-year drought.
This weekend, two Sacramento sisters born in the 1930s will finally get to hear a live performance of a symphony written for them by their father. The Central Valley Youth Symphony will be playing the "Babyland Suite" by composer David Burnam.