Help choose which features will be used to improve Stockton Boulevard with this new survey

City transportation planners today launched a survey to hear what features residents would like to see on an roughly four-mile stretch of Stockton Boulevard in southeastern Sacramento.

The survey is part of a project to improve walking, biking, transit and vehicle safety on the heavily-used corridor from Alhambra Boulevard to 47th Avenue and Elder Creek Road.

The project area is highlighted in yellow with high-injury areas, known as Vision Zero Top 5 Segments, in red.

Residents can take the survey until June 30. It is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

“We’re doing our darnedest to make sure these outcomes fit the community, rather than presenting options without listening first,” said Jennifer Donlon Wyant, City transportation planning manager. “After gathering feedback last summer, we’re proud to have the community help choose what’s right for them.”

City staff said the survey should take five to 10 minutes to complete and includes choices such as street modifications, enhanced bike lanes, wider sidewalks and transit improvements.

“Stockton Boulevard has one of the greatest needs for traffic safety improvements,” said Drew Hart, City transportation planner. “We’ve identified the top five road segments with the highest rate of fatal crashes citywide – our project area includes two of those. Changes to improve safety are critical.”

The City in 2017 identified five corridors in Sacramento with the highest numbers of fatal and serious crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The corridors are a part of the Vision Zero Sacramento program, which seeks to identify and solve issues surrounding high injury and fatality corridors.

A virtual open house on June 11 will accompany the project to help guide residents through survey choices and will include a chance to ask questions and get answers from City staff.

Later this summer, Stockton Boulevard will be the subject of a land-use and economic development study, conducted by the City’s community development department.