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The Railyards Proves Urban Revitalization Draws Big Business

The Railyards Proves Urban Revitalization Draws Big Business

Urban areas are attracting big business, and that’s good news for Sacramento. The landscape of American business is undergoing a massive shift away from the suburbs and towards the downtown areas of cities. Over the previous few decades, companies had left the cities for office parks, where they could offer their employees large parking lots and suburban living. Now, however, the trend has begun to reverse itself. In 1960, 63 percent of the jobs in US metropolitan areas were located in cities. By 1996, however, that number fell to ...
Lessons Sacramento Can Learn from Successful City Bike Share Programs

Lessons Sacramento Can Learn from Successful City Bike Share Programs

A bike share program is coming to Sacramento. The initial rollout is placing 100 bikes and 20 bike parking corrals throughout downtown and midtown Sacramento, as well as the Waterfront District near The Railyards. With plans to make 800 bikes available by November, Sacramento may be gearing up to match the success of other cities’ bike share programs. A bicycle sharing system, also known as a public bike system, is a program designed to make biking more accessible in urban areas. Instead of having to keep track of your own ...
The Railyards: Planning an Active City Experience

The Railyards: Planning an Active City Experience

The Railyards is planning for an active city experience as it develops 244-acres of historically significant land into a vibrant and thriving mixed-use community for all of Sacramento to enjoy. The Railyards vision is to get people out and moving; whether that’s enjoying 30+ acres of open green park space or cycling through bike-friendly streets. And we’re not alone in our vision of an active city experience. We asked for your vision of residential living in The Railyards and you responded with enthusiasm for more trails for running, walking, and ...
7 Benefits of Bike Friendly Communities

7 Benefits of Bike Friendly Communities

Cities and communities across the US are investing big money in bike infrastructure improvements. It’s a plan that is paying off. When communities focus on being bike-friendly, the benefits are clear. From increased property values and retail activity to safer streets and healthier citizens, here are some of the reasons why cities are banking on biking for a brighter future. Biking Boosts Economies Bicycling is big business. Bicycling contributes $133 billion annually to the US economy, according to a report by the Outdoor Industry foundation. Studies show that the bicycle industry ...
Sacramento is Celebrating Bike Month and Hosting Amgen Tour of CA

Sacramento is Celebrating Bike Month and Hosting Amgen Tour of CA

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 ...
7 Reasons Families Are Moving To The City

7 Reasons Families Are Moving To The City

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 ...
5 Lessons from the World's Most Sustainable Cities

5 Lessons from the World's Most Sustainable Cities

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 ...
Top 5 Most Bike Friendly Cities in America

Top 5 Most Bike Friendly Cities in America

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 ...
Sacramento Valley Station Master Planning Workshop

Sacramento Valley Station Master Planning Workshop

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 ...
The Railyards Residential Survey Asks For Your Vision of Urban Living

The Railyards Residential Survey Asks For Your Vision of Urban Living

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 ...