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Alternate Forms Of Transit Used To Good Effect For First Golden 1 Concert

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

Traffic was relatively light around the Golden 1 Center for its first major event.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

Traffic around Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center was relatively light as hundreds of people took ride-sharing services or Regional Transit to the Paul McCartney concert.

Karen Riggs was one of them.

“Got to Sunrise Station at 5:30," Riggs says. "I was surprised. There were about 10 other couples my age waiting to take light rail. Lots of help. Guy there told us how to get our tickets. Hopped on. No problem. Down here in 40 minutes.”

The Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates provided a “bike valet” at Cesar Chavez Park. Jim Brown with SABA says they parked 10 bicycles for people attending the show.

“Very interested in making it easy to ride a bike to these kind of events, so this is essentially a pop-up parking garage for bikes,” Brown says.

SABA hopes more people will take advantage of the service as word spreads.

The City of Sacramento will close L Street prior to events at the arena as well as J Street after events.

Paul McCartney is scheduled to perform again Wednesday evening.

He is then scheduled to perform with Neil Young in Indio, California this weekend.



Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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