After years of both subtle hints and loud complaints, the sea is parting and the city of Sacramento is ready to make significant transportation improvements to the downtown grid.
On Monday, Sacramentans are invited to an open house at City Hall to learn more about proposals that would transform the grid’s transit infrastructure.
Given the oh-so-original moniker “Grid 2.0,” the city has forked over cash to a PR firm to put on an “open house” this Monday night, November 9, at 5:30 p.m., inside City Hall to show off the big changes.
According to “Sparky” Harris with the city, one of most high-profile proposed improvements will be a lane reduction on J Street, between 19th and 30th streets. This will make the busy thoroughfare two lanes instead of three, with bike lanes on both sides. As an example, a similar change occurred a few years ago on 19th and 21st streets.
Another major change will be converting Fifth Street into a two-way, north-south route, from Broadway and past the new arena and all the way to the Railyards. “You’d have this major north-south corridor that connects Broadway,” Harris said, “and nice bike-friendly routes.”
Other proposed modifications under consideration include more road diets and lane reductions, additional bike lanes, more efficient bus routes and improved street lights.
The city says you can visit www.sacgrid.com for more information.