Happy Holidays from WALKSacramento!!

Walkers, 2010 has been a busy year for WALKSacramento. We are well into our Safe Routes to School Five E’s project around Sacramento County, and continue to review land use plans and development projects.  We are beginning a three year effort to build a Safe Routes to School Master Plan for Citrus Heights and organize walk assessments and community engagement …

December Monthly Meeting – 2010’s Top Ten

Walkers, Only one week ‘til Santa returns, and WALKSacramento would like to celebrate his imminent arrival with you!! 2010’s Top Ten What are the top ten things that made our communities more walkable, healthier and more sustainable in 2010?  SB 375 target-setting??  A new crosswalk or intersection upgrade near your house?  A general plan or better design guidelines somewhere?  How …

Vision Zero

Vision Zero: Towards Zero Deaths On November 24, WALKSacramento and friends discussed the new safety paradigm, Vision Zero, built around the basic idea that even if not all traffic crashes can be avoided, all severe injuries can, in principle, be avoided. Building a “safe system,” where all predicted crashes have tolerable health losses, requires a new roadway design philosophy. This …

Safe Routes for All!!

Safe Routes for All, a coalition of individuals and organizations convened by WALKSacramento, asks SACOG to create and analyze a vision of a complete network of bicycle and pedestrian routes throughout the region as part of the MTP update.  We estimate that with $5 billion we could build safe routes to schools and transit, needed freeway and river crossings, and a system …

WALKSacramento named Environmentalist of the Year – 2010!

WALKSacramento is honored to receive the Environmental Council of Sacramento’s 2010 “Environmentalist of the Year” award for community organizations, for our work in support of Complete Streets, Safe Routes to School and walkable communities through commercial and residential development review.