The City wants to hear from Oak Park residents about possible ‘Slow and Active Street’ locations

City staff want to hear from residents in Oak Park about new areas that could host more “slow and active streets” as part of a program that will close up to six miles of Sacramento roads to through-traffic and make them available for walking, bicycling and other forms of non-static activity.

“These partial closures of low speed residential streets are to encourage physically-distanced walking, biking and skating in the roadways,” said Transportation Planning Manager Jennifer Donlon Wyant. “Driving accessibility would still be available for emergency responders, delivery drivers and the neighborhood’s residents.”

The “Slow and Active Streets” pilot program is being developed through a community nomination process. Residents in these neighborhoods did their own community engagement to identify the nominated streets and then applied to the City.

The City wants to hear from residents through an online survey and virtual community discussion about potential concerns with bringing the program to new neighborhoods.

Residents living in Oak Park are encouraged to participate and share their thoughts about the following areas:

  • 32nd Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue to connect to the pedestrian bridge
  • 9th Avenue between 32nd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (stopping before the market)
  • 8th Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (after the fire station) and Stockton Boulevard

Sign up for a virtual community discussion about this proposal on May 27 at 6 p.m. Take the survey which is open until May 31.

“As with the Slow and Active Streets already up in William Land Regional Park, Midtown-Newton Booth and Cabrillo Park neighborhoods, these streets would limit through-traffic with simple tools such as temporary signs and cones to divert traffic and slow drivers,” said Donlon Wyant.

The City is no longer accepting applications for the Slow and Active Streets program.

Related stories:
The City wants to hear from Tahoe Park residents about ‘slow and active streets’
City opens first ‘slow and active’ streets area in Midtown, Newton Booth neighborhoods.
The City wants to hear from these three neighborhoods before creating more ‘slow and active streets’
Up to six miles of Sacramento streets closing to cars, open to cyclists and pedestrians. 

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