Sacramento Railyards's Blog
Spring has arrived in Sacramento. The sun is out, the Sacramento and American Rivers are full and flowing, and the cyclists are out on the roads. May is a bicyclist’s paradise in the state’s Capitol and this May cycling enthusiasts have even more to enjoy. Spring has brought the Amgen Tour of California and a host of Bike Month events to Sacramento.
2017 Amgen Tour of California
America’s largest cycling race is coming to Sacramento. The Amgen Tour of California runs from May 11 - 20, 2017. The Amgen Tour of ...
Choosing where to live is never an easy decision, especially for parents or parents-to-be. After all, there are certainly benefits to rural, suburban and urban life. However, one trend has become apparent over the past few years—urban living is VERY attractive to younger, millennial parents.
There are many reasons why today’s parents are moving their families to big cities and urban areas, here are seven of the biggest.
#1: More Job Options
Nearly every industry offers more jobs in city centers than in outside areas. However, the biggest indicator of job opportunities ...
How do you measure the sustainability of a city? By using three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profit.
At least, that’s how design and consultancy firm Arcadis and the London-based Centre for Economic and Business Research assessed and ranked the sustainability of cities across the globe to come up with a list of the most successful and sustainable cities in the world.
Three Pillars of Sustainability
People: Rates quality of life by assessing areas such as health, income equality, work-life balance, dependency ratio, crime, housing and living costs.
Planet: Measures ...
People want to live in active communities that are walkable, bikeable, and playable. When people live in communities that are designed to move, they experience resulting economic, social, health, safety, and environmental benefits. Many cities across the US are realizing the numerous benefits of becoming more bike-friendly, but some are clearly leading the pack.
The cycling experts at Bicycle.com recently compiled a list of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., using transportation data and interviews with experts, advocates, and every-day cyclists to create their list.
Here are some of the ...
Do you visit the Sacramento Valley Station?
Located in downtown Sacramento, the Sacramento Valley Station (SVS) is the seventh busiest station in the country and the primary rail station in Northern California. The City of Sacramento is transforming this historic train depot into an updated regional transportation hub that provides user-friendly connections between all modes of transportation - train, light rail, bus, bicycle, taxi, auto, and pedestrian.
Sacramento is Invited to Participate in the SVS Planning Workshop
Community feedback is essential as the City of Sacramento embarks on the initial phase of ...
If your vision of home is a vibrant urban community with exciting amenities at your fingertips, then The Railyards wants to hear more from you.
The Railyards has a vision of a thriving, 18-hour urban village located in the heart of Sacramento. This vision includes residential housing units that provide unique experiences and on-site amenities that can’t be found anywhere else in the Sacramento region.
We want to know what YOUR vision of residential living at The Railyards looks like.
Take The Railyards Residential Survey Now
Now is your chance to make your ...
In 2015, the City of Sacramento launched the Downtown Housing Initiative. This ambitious plan aims to add 10,000 new housing units to Downtown Sacramento over the next ten years. The initiative, set in motion by former Mayor Kevin Johnson, plans to re-energize the downtown area into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented, urban neighborhood.
Now, the City of Sacramento is looking to expand this plan even further with the Downtown Specific Plan, which looks at growth opportunities for the area over the next twenty years and beyond.
The goals of the Downtown Specific Plan ...
The vision for The Railyards development project is a mixed use urban village, a highly walkable community with nearby amenities, employment, housing, entertainment, sporting, and cultural events at hand. Will The Railyards bring walkable urbanism to the Sacramento area, and what are the benefits of living in a community that relies heavily on alternative forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, and public transport?
What is Walkable Urbanism?
Walkable urban places (WalkUPs) are communities that contain a wide range of housing and employment types, where residents’ daily needs can be met ...
In part 3 of this series, Nha Ngyuen of Good Day Sacramento tours The Railyards from the Amtrak station, including interviews with Denton Kelly and Alan Hersch. Watch the tour and interview below.
Excerpt from Good Day Sacramento
"Find out what’s going on in Downtown Sacramento and what to look forward to in the near future."
In part 2 of this series, Nha Ngyuen of Good Day Sacramento tours The Railyards from the 5th Street Bridge with Denton Kelly and Alan Hersch. Watch the tour and interview below.
Excerpt from Good Day Sacramento
"Nha is finding out more information about the Railyards’ project to transform the downtown area."