from a City of Sacramento email: Join the City and SACOG for a Bike Share Open House! What is bike share? Bike Share provides short-term bike rentals that you can pick up and drop off at various locations around Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Davis. Jump will soon be rolling out 900 bikes for anyone to […]

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) yesterday released the list of applications for the Local Partnership Program (LPP) which is one of many programs in SB 1, the transportation bill. The SACOG projects have been selected and are below (with pdf link). Though these are just applications, and the process of selecting and awarding projects will […]

Small brain: How many cars can we move?

Big brain: How many people can we move?

Galactic brain: Why do we need to move people? Put their daily needs close at hand.

– Jeff Speck, @JeffSpeckAICP

I am glad to see that so many people are getting involved in efforts to stop the Trump administration from drilling off the California coast. I was involved in other important issues today and did not participate. However, every time these kinds of “keep it in the ground” efforts come up, I wonder if our […]

From my post on Vision Zero and law enforcement, it might be assumed that I think increased enforcement is the answer. I’m not so sure. The problem is that law enforcement in general, and traffic enforcement specifically, has long been used as a tool by law enforcement to harass and oppress people of color, low […]

Sacramento essentially has no traffic enforcement currently, which has led to significant increase in: running stop signs (not talking about illegal failure to come to a complete stop, but running at full speed or slowing only slightly) failure by drivers to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk (actually in the crosswalk, not just waiting to […]

Here are my comments on the draft Vision Zero Action Plan for Sacramento. Most of these were posted on the boards at the 2018-01-31 meeting, and in email to the city. Sacramento essentially has no traffic enforcement currently. More about this tomorrow. I was concerned by the prominence of the bicyclist fatalities increasing 150% without […]