Sacramento to install Curtis Park bridge via airlift

How do you build a bridge over nine rows of railroad tracks with trains rumbling back and forth day and night? That is the puzzle the city of Sacramento faces with its latest construction project this winter, a $6 million pedestrian and bike bridge over the Union Pacific’s Curtis Park railyard and Sacramento Regional Transit’s light rail blue line.

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Sacramento tries to keep $6.9 million, may suspend bridge bids

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday will consider suspending the competitive bidding process for a pedestrian/bicycle bridge linking the Curtis Park Village neighborhood with Sacramento City College and a Regional Transit light-rail station, a move city staff members say is necessary to meet the deadline for awarding a contract and to avoid losing federal construction funds for the project.


Motorcycle lane-splitting study finds: the more speed, the more danger

A yearlong California study of motorcycle lane-splitting has concluded the practice is no more dangerous than motorcycling in general, if the rider is going at speeds similar to or only slightly faster than the surrounding traffic. The maneuver becomes more dangerous, however, when a motorcyclist is speeding or riding more than 10 mph faster than the traffic the cyclist is passing.

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