The dense, urban downtown Sacramento Grid is an ideal place for making trips by bike. In fact, the Midtown neighborhood has rates of bicycling equal to parts of Davis.
We strongly support the City of Sacramento’s ongoing efforts to install bike infrastructure that makes biking a convenient, comfortable, safe alternative to driving.
To ensure that the City of Sacramento continues to capitalize on the conditions in the Grid that support bicycling, we’re focused on fixing these persistent disconnects:
– Along the south and east edges, at the ramps leading to and from the Capitol City Freeway.
– North of P Street and west of 16th Street, the area comprising the State Capitol, City Hall, County Administration Building, Golden 1 Center, Central Library, Sacramento Valley Station and the Kaiser Medical Center. This part of the Grid has the highest concentration of public destinations, employment centers and transit hubs, but the fewest streets with bike lanes and other bike-friendly infrastructure.
– North from downtown into the River District, which is served by just three streets, two of them unusable by bikes. Improving access to the Sacramento Northern Bikeway remains a critical need. We recently helped gather substantial community input to demonstrate the demand for much better access for people on bikes on N. 16th Street. Read more here.
The Golden 1 Center was constructed without any improvements to accommodate bikes on adjacent streets.
N. 16th Street at the Union Pacific RR undercrossing is too narrow for bike lanes. The City of Sacramento designated the 4-foot-wide pedestrian tunnel on the right as a bike route.