Tag: public transit

  • Lessons from Santa Cruz

    Lessons from Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz was really interesting to walk around. Pacific Avenue was designed to protect pedestrians with one lane one way, bike lane 2 ways, and limited parking. The amount of shoppers on the street highlighted this feature. We need more streets like this everywhere.

  • 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 […]