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On COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Desire for Public Space

For all of its challenges and heartbreak, COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of what could be possible. Streets are empty of cars commuting to work, school, and errands. The air is cleaner than it’s been in decades due to dramatically reduced amounts of driving. More people are out walking now than ever before – to stretch their legs, enjoy …

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2019 Safe Routes to School Conference Reflections

The Safe Routes to School Conference in Tampa, FL last month consisted of many small group discussions around how do we sustain mature programs, prevent burnout, and tackle generations of inequitable funding distribution. However, if there is one takeaway that had the most profound impact it was this: none of us are doing enough to …

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Designing Safer Trail Connections in Rancho Cordova

WALKSacramento is working with the City of Rancho Cordova Public Works Department to gather community ideas and needs for walking and biking improvements between the Citrus Road Trail and Folsom South Canal along Folsom Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. The Sunrise Boulevard Walk/Bike Improvement Study will report these community ideas and needs to the City with …

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Designing Healthier Communities in West Sacramento

WALKSacramento is teaming up with the City of West Sacramento to design trail and park improvements along the Sycamore Trail. Depending on community feedback, improvements might include community greening and public art, and safety improvements including a US 50 overcrossing connecting Joey Lopes Park with Westmore Oaks Elementary school. This project has long been of …

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