Today, City Officials and local bike advocates celebrated the grand opening of the Freeport Boulevard Bike Lanes. The new bike lanes improve bicycle and pedestrian safety along the corridor from 4th Avenue to Sutterville Road.

Freeport’s new mile of bike lanes will join the 255 miles of bike lanes and 78 miles of paved paths in Sacramento. The project, which was spearheaded by McClatchy High School students, and the SAFFE advocacy group, strongly aligns with the City’s Bicycle Master Plan.

The City is committed to creating a low stress bicycle network, and continues to move toward that goal by recently hiring an Active Transportation Specialist, dedicated to developing bicycling programs and project; implementing Vision Zero traffic safety program; and rolling out a bike share program — which is anticipated to launch in the Spring of 2017.