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August 17, 2021

“Plans are important, but it is really valuable to test a piece of the feedback and learn lessons before permanently implementing a concept.”

Leslie Mancebo, Project Manager, Envision Broadway in Oak Park Plan Read More

City of Sacramento Pilot Project Made Permanent

Small project equals big impact for safety and mobility along Broadway corridor 

woman on bicycle riding through intersection

What if there was a way for city planners to test designs and engage community members in large-scale project planning? That is how the City of Sacramento piloted and has made permanent a small project with big safety and mobility impacts at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 34th Street and as part of their long-term Envision Broadway in Oak Park Plan.

City planners tested a low-cost idea and found overwhelming community support. Because of the project’s positive feedback and safety implications, the City Council adopted a resolution to permanently close the intersection to cars but allow pedestrian and bike traffic.

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Constructing Transit of the Future

Local transit agencies prepare for 100% zero-emissions fleets by 2040

Rendering of the new Yuba-Sutter Transit Facility

Clean energy will power public buses in California. State regulation passed in 2018 requires public transit agencies to transition to 100 percent electric bus fleets by 2040, and transit agencies across the region are making moves to advance how we get around.

Planning for the zero-emissions future has presented a unique moment for transit centers. We caught up with Yuba-Sutter Transit, Roseville Transit, and Yolobus to get some insight into what they are doing to prepare.

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What We're Reading

The Granny Flat Has a New Name | Comstock's magazine
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are in demand and cities around the region are developing streamlined policies that make it more straightforward for homeowners and builders to add living space to properties. SACOG's Senior Planner working on housing elements, Dov Kadin, shares about his own ADU experience in this story.  

The Power of Getting Paid Not to Park at Work | Bloomberg CityLab
Offering cash to employees instead of subsidizing parking helps to encourage alternative modes of transportation, with little cost to employers. This article explores what would happen if such incentives could qualify for a tax exemption.  

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