City leaders should jump at every chance to make Sacramento an even more livable place. So there’s every reason to explore promising ideas to encourage bicycling and increase green space.
Even better, City Hall would be a catalyst to efforts that already have public and private support locally and have succeeded elsewhere. These partnerships would be relatively inexpensive and quick.
The City Council will be asked Tuesday to give the go-ahead on three programs using city property:Parklets Bike corrals
There are going to be complications. Some businesses might not want to give up nearby parking. Private sponsors are needed. The city is counting on parking revenues to finance most of its share of the proposed downtown arena, so it has to determine how many spaces it can give up.
But none of these concerns should stop the city from at least testing these ideas out.