Author: Troy Sankey

  • Leckdowns: Nature’s Tracing Paper

    Leckdowns: Nature’s Tracing Paper

    Every fall season, leaves blanket the street, and cars cut paths through them. The remaining patches of leaves effectively “neck down” the street and represent areas that cars do not fully utilize.

  • Sacramento’s Dangerous One-Way Streets

    Sacramento’s Dangerous One-Way Streets

    One-way streets in Sacramento’s central city are loud, harmful, dangerous, unproductive, and prop up the Suburban Experiment.

  • Transit Oriented Development in Sacramento: Part 3

    Transit Oriented Development in Sacramento: Part 3

    The draft 2040 general plan contains Sacramento’s current state-of-the-art in urban planning and transit-oriented development guidelines. More ambitious than any past general plan, this new plan gives me hope that we can recover long-forgotten methods of building sustainable, walkable, and strong communities which leverage transit as a wealth multiplier. The draft plan defines “Transit-Supportive Development” […]

  • Transit Oriented Development in Sacramento: Part 2

    Transit Oriented Development in Sacramento: Part 2

    Imagine a morning in the life of a 1930s Sacramento resident. Your journey begins outside your home on 25th and F where the ground floor is also home to a cafe with your favorite creamed chipped beef on toast, what a delectable indulgence. It’s a bit expensive, so you grab breakfast across the street instead. […]

  • Transit Oriented Development in Sacramento: Part 1

    Transit Oriented Development in Sacramento: Part 1

    “This morning I took public transit from my apartment in Alkali Flat to American River College. I usually swing by G Street Cafe for breakfast on the way to the Alkali Flat station. But today is Saturday and many downtown-serving restaurants are closed on weekends, so I decided to skip breakfast. It takes a while […]

  • Strong Towns Can Help Sacramento Reach Climate Goals

    Strong Towns Can Help Sacramento Reach Climate Goals

    Global warming and habitat destruction are under way, and Sacramento is not immune. How can Strong Towns principles help change the equation?