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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 ...