It’s now easier than ever to plan a bike route to work or the store, thanks to the newly updated City of Sacramento Bike Map from the City’s Department of Public Works.
“There are so many great routes for biking in Sacramento, but it can be intimidating for folks new to traveling by bike,” said Transportation Planner Leslie Mancebo. “They may not know that the route you take for driving may not be the route you take for biking. This updated map is a tool to learn about our bikeways and explore our great city on two wheels.”
The previous version of the map was published in 2016. Since then, the Department of Public Works has implemented innovative transportation projects including:
- More than 2.3 miles of protected bikeways in the Central City. These bikeways are protected from the traffic lane by a physical separation such as parked cars or delineators.
- Approximately one mile of protected bikeway on Franklin Boulevard from Mack Road south into Elk Grove.
- Four miles of buffered bike lanes on Mack Road, Elvas Avenue, 24th Street near Curtis Park and other streets.
- A new shared-use path along the American River at Sutter’s Landing Regional Park that can be enjoyed by people riding bikes, walking and jogging.
The Department of Public Works has more projects in the works, such as the Del Rio Trail, to ensure that residents of all ages and abilities have comfortable bikeways to enjoy, Mancebo said.
In addition to planning and building infrastructure, the Department of Public Works runs programs to help people get around by bike safely and with confidence. If you are interested in brushing up on your skills, or getting out for your first ride in a long time, the City offers a free monthly Biking and Scooting Class. With the influx of shared bicycles and scooters in the city, there is also a web page dedicated to the rules of the road and parking regulations.
Those interested in helping to distribute printed copies of the new bike map to the community can contact Leslie Mancebo at firstname.lastname@example.org. More biking resources can be found at SacramentoBikes.org.