City seeks feedback on efforts to improve user experience on Northgate and Freeport boulevards

The City of Sacramento is once again working to connect with residents about two important commercial thoroughfares and hear their feedback on ways improve safety, access and the overall user experience.

City staff this past fall engaged with residents, business owners and other community members about Northgate and Freeport boulevards to learn more about each corridor’s opportunities and challenges for people driving, walking, biking and taking transit.

“We heard from many different perspectives and experiences up and down these corridors,” said Leslie Mancebo, transportation planner and project manager for the Northgate plan. “Depending on the method of travel, time of day, and the resident’s ability, there is a wide range of conditions to address. I think the people we spoke to during our outreach will be pleased to see what we’ve come up with.”

Over the past several months, City staff have analyzed conditions on both streets to help inform potential design concepts to improve the user experience. Now, the City is preparing to unveil these emerging concepts to the public and solicit their feedback.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the level of input we received during our initial outreach phase,” said Drew Hart, transportation planner and project manager for the Freeport plan. “There are elements in these emerging design concepts that stem directly from what we heard from the community, and that’s exactly what we were hoping for.”

In the coming weeks, the project teams will reach out to community groups across the two project areas and engage in one-on-one conversations, community events, virtual workshops and online surveys. After receiving feedback on the emerging design concepts, the project team will refine the draft concepts into final recommendations.

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The Freeport workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

The Northgate workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.