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Sacramento Rolls Out Master Plan For Bikes, Pedestrians And Mass Transit

The City of Sacramento has created a 20-year transportation master plan for the downtown area.

"The big idea is to recognize that we're going to have a lot more short trips in the central city with a lot more people living, working and playing in the downtown, and we need to have a circulation system in the future that reflects that changing demographic," says Sparky Harris, with the Sacramento Public Works Department.

Downtown Transportation Study

The City expects the number of people living downtown will double within the next 20 years and there will be similar increases in the number of bicycle and mass transit trips.

Part of the plan calls for parts of G, H, and N Streets to be converted into two-way streets.

Parts of J, 15th and 16th Streets would be converted from three lanes to two.

Buffered bike lanes would be added to parts of 10 streets through the downtown core.

Another goal in the plan includes better use of the city's 38 miles of alleys.

The total cost of the plan is an estimated $165 million.

The city hopes to spend $42 million on pedestrian access and $9 million on bicycle access within the next ten years.


Approval of 2016 Bicycle Master Plan