When it comes to investing in transportation, what’s important to you? The City of Sacramento invites you to share your thoughts during upcoming virtual gathering sessions.
The City of Sacramento spans nearly a hundred square miles of land, with a complex transportation network of streets, bike lanes, trails and traffic signals all working together to get residents where they need to go. But many people don’t know how this infrastructure got here, who maintains it and how the City decides what else gets built in the future.
The City is kicking work on its Transportation Priorities Plan — which will identify what transportation improvements the City should prioritize — by asking for the community to participate in the process.
“It would take more than 100 years to fund and build all the transportation projects the City currently has planned,” said Ryan Moore, director of the Department of Public Works. “We will need to make difficult decisions about what to prioritize with limited funding. To do this, we need to hear from communities across Sacramento.”
“Our team has some ideas about what communities may think is important, such as safety, equity and maintenance,” said Jennifer Donlon Wyant, Transportation Planning Manager. “But ultimately, community members’ own transportation values will help guide what should get built sooner rather than later.”
Learn more about this effort and share your thoughts by attending the virtual gathering sessions the City is holding from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
These gatherings mark the beginning of a two-month virtual engagement effort by the City, which will include a youth component and a mobile-friendly, multi-lingual “transportation spending tool” that shows what specific projects cost.
Learn more by signing up for updates on the project’s website.