The city’s $11 million pedestrian and bicycle bridge north of Sutterville Road will open Wednesday evening, connecting Sacramento City College, the college light-rail transit station, the Curtis Park community and the emerging Crocker Village neighborhood. City and college officials will hold an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. at the bridge’s west ramp near Hughes Stadium.
Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday will consider requiring parking permits in the McClaren Drive neighborhood near the American River Parkway. Residents of the neighborhood have requested the requirement because many drivers park there when visiting William B. Pond Park.
Which city has the roughest roads locally? We think Sacramento, where crews are digging up streets to replace water pipes, then tossing down an asphalt patch that leaves streets bumpy as a rock river bottom.
Sacramento Regional Transit opened its $44 million Green Line four years ago with celebratory fireworks and speeches hailing it as the first step toward bringing light-rail service to North Natomas and the Sacramento International Airport.
Statewide new car sales in this year’s first quarter totaled 502,736, up 3.8 percent from 484,322 in the opening quarter of 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by the Sacramento-based California New Car Dealers Association.
Sacramento-area residents have a wealth of options for day trips – Sierra Nevada hikes, wine country visits and Gold Rush-era adventures among them – and there’s no shortage of ways to get there. Doing homework online can help with day-trip planning, and perhaps save you some money.
Gasoline consumption, which has been relatively flat for years in California, accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the state’s Board of Equalization. BOE said Californians purchased 3.799 billion gallons of gasoline in the last quarter of 2015, compared with 3.715 billion gallons in the same period of 2014. That’s up nearly 2.3 percent year over year.
With $2.2 million in federal funds secured, Sacramento city officials said they are ready this week to begin designing the most ambitious “rails to trails” project in the region, a 4.5-mile bike trail on an old train corridor through south Sacramento.
Mayor Christopher Cabaldon called for a sales tax on the November ballot to help finance a range of initiatives, from repairing roads to reducing homelessness and helping the city’s students attend community college.