The City continues to plan a number of bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements downtown, and next week, City residents can get a taste of what’s to come!

From October 4 through October 6, the City of Sacramento will install a temporary parking protected bikeway on P Street from 13th to 15th Street. By switching the location of parked cars and a bicycle lane, the project will demonstrate safety improvements for people walking, bicycling, and driving.

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I’m incredibly excited about this project because it helps enhance safety for all modes of transportation,” said City Active Transportation Specialist, Jennifer Donlon Wyant. “Protected bikeways embrace safety and innovation, and many cities who have implemented them have seen increases in bicycle ridership.”

Test ride a protected bikeway!

Join us Wednesday, Oct 4 at 2 p.m. for a demonstration on how to use a protected bike lane. Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Councilmember Steve Hansen, and City Officials will be on-site to talk about the improvements and what it means for the City.

Additionally, the City will host an Open House on October 9 from 5-7 p.m. at City Hall. The open house will allow City residents to learn more about protected bikeways and when can they expect to see permanent protected bikeway facilities downtown. For more information, visit Sacramentobikes.org.