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How the Railyards Plan Encourages Cycling and Walkability in Sacramento

How the Railyards Plan Encourages Cycling and Walkability in Sacramento

Could Sacramento become the “Walking Capital?” Active cities that prioritize pedestrian and cycling activities bring many benefits to residents and visitors alike. The City of Sacramento is committed to pedestrian and bicycling improvements through various pedestrian programs and projects and has set a goal of becoming the most livable city in America. The Railyards has planned a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly community to help the City reach it’s goals. If you’re curious about how easy it will be to walk or bike the Railyards, keep reading. We’ve got all the Specific ...
Preserving the Legacy of the Railyards Central Shops

Preserving the Legacy of the Railyards Central Shops

The Railyards has an important role to play as the City of Sacramento seeks to become the most livable city in America. The scale and location of the Railyards development provides an unprecedented opportunity to create a dynamic and iconic urban environment that celebrates the historic significance of the area while meeting the future needs of residents and visitors. The Railyards development will feature five distinct districts, each with its own identity and character. Among these districts, the Central Shops District will be a primary destination for the Railyards, becoming ...
Watering the Railyards: The Historic Water Tower

Watering the Railyards: The Historic Water Tower

A water tower stands tall against the Sacramento sky. At first glance it appears like any other relic from a bygone era - an unassuming steel structure weathered by time and seasoned by rust and graffiti. But this is more than an abandoned water tower; it's a historic Sacramento landmark. Its 100-gallon tank now filled with memories of a time when the railyards and rail shops in Sacramento were a thriving operation, supporting thousands of jobs in the region and helping to transport California's prize agriculture all over the country ...