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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 ...
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 ...