City seeks community feedback tonight about proposed street improvements on Broadway

Preliminary design concepts showcase an enhanced streetscape for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists

The City of Sacramento is hosting a community meeting to share preliminary design concepts and receive feedback from citizens about improving the Broadway corridor.  The public is invited to drop by on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Leataata Floyd Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, located at 401 McClatchy Way in Sacramento.

The Broadway Street Improvements Project will identify necessary changes to enhance safety for all users including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and transit riders.  The overarching goal of the project is to revitalize the streetscape and encourage economic development.

“Broadway has many exciting destinations, but as an auto-dominated arterial, it is currently an unfriendly place to walk or ride a bike,” said Sparky Harris, City of Sacramento project manager.  “The goal of this project is to better connect sidewalks and bike lanes, enhance pedestrian crossings, and make the corridor an inviting destination.”

The community meeting will include information stations with a project overview, schedule, feedback from previous community outreach, and preliminary design concepts.  City staff and project team members will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas with community members.  The public is encouraged to drop by at their convenience between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  There will be a brief presentation at 5:45 p.m.

If community members are unable to attend tonight, the project team is hosting various pop-up community meetings in October to review and discuss the design concepts.

Questions about the community meeting and the project can be directed to the project manager, Fedolia “Sparky” Harris, with the City of Sacramento,  or community members can visit the project website at SacramentoBroadway.