After soliciting feedback from neighborhood residents, City staff soon will install two new “Slow and Active Streets” areas in Tahoe Park and Oak Park.
The work is part of a pilot program that closes up to six miles of Sacramento roads to through-traffic and makes them available for walking, bicycling and other forms of non-static activity.
“These partial closures of low-speed residential streets are to encourage walking, biking and skating in the roadways,” said Transportation Planning Manager Jennifer Donlon Wyant. “Driving accessibility will still be available for emergency responders, delivery drivers and the neighborhood’s residents.”
The “Slow and Active Streets” pilot program was 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 listened to residents through an online survey and virtual community discussion about potential concerns with bringing the program to new neighborhoods.
Residents living in Tahoe Park and Oak Park should expect to see signs, cones and barricades beginning the week of June 21 in the following areas:
- 58th Street between 7th Avenue and 20th avenues
- 11th Avenue between 53rd Street and Kroy Way
- 32nd Street between 8th and 9th avenues 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. (after the fire station) and Stockton boulevards
“As with the Slow and Active Streets already up in other city neighborhoods, these streets will limit through-traffic with simple tools such as temporary signs and cones to divert traffic and slow drivers,” Donlon Wyant said.
The City is no longer accepting applications for the Slow and Active Streets program. All Slow & Active Street Pilot locations will end July 30, 2021.