I attended the community meeting hosted last evening by Jay Schenirer, Steve Hansen, and the school district, called as the result of the recent fatality and severe life-threatening injury on Freeport Blvd. I’ll write more soon about the meeting itself, but for today, a comment about use of the ‘A’ word, accident. Every public official […]

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 […]

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 […]

You might have thought you had other plans for the evening, but… The City of Sacramento is holding the last of four public meetings on Vision Zero and Bicycle Master Plan implementation tonight, January 31, 5:00 to 7:00PM at city hall. You can see the new Bicycle Master Plan and draft implementation plan at http://bit.ly/SacBicyclingProgram. You […]

Now that I’ve had some things to say about individual parks in Parks in the central city and Park positives, some comments about what I think activates parks. People experiencing homelessness. Yes, I’m serious. There is nothing worse than an empty park, and I’d rather see people using a park than not. Nearby residential, something […]

As promised, some positives to say about parks to follow up on the previous park post. Cesar Chavez Plaza: The park always has people in it. Yes, some complain that it is the wrong (homeless) people, but I think a park full of people is a good park. The park hosts special events such as […]

Winn Park

Winn Park, a block-square park between P & Q, and 27th & 28th, seems dead to me. It doesn’t matter what time of day I see the park, it is almost always empty, sometimes with some homeless folks hanging out, and more rarely, a family with kids on the playground equipment. Other parks seem lively much of the day. Why are the parks so different? I have been visiting all the parks in Sacramento central city to take photos and see if I can make sense of their characteristics.

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