Category Archives: Transportation

Sacramento’s Bad Drivers

I knew we were bad drivers, but not this bad, third worst in country according to this rating, from a story in the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. There is some bad news and some good news for Sacramento drivers. The … Continue reading

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Joy of Driving

The often overlooked fact about transportation choices, from Mobility Lab. An excerpt. I’ll admit it: I drove a U-haul cargo van last week and I liked it. It was stressful maneuvering the van through the city (I dented another car … Continue reading

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New Bike Trail Coming

This new trail which will ultimately connect with the American River Parkway Trail sounds like a winner, as reported by the Sacramento News & Review. An excerpt. The abandoned Sacramento Southern Railroad line, which once carried pears, grapes and asparagus … Continue reading

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Bike Lanes & Cars

Reducing space for cars to add space for bikes—as Sacramento is planning to do once again—can cause problems, as this article from City Lab explains, with hat tip to Urbanexus Update – Issue #8, http://news.urbanexus.com/issues/urbanexus-update-issue-8-111691 . An excerpt. On a … Continue reading

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Expensive Train

California’s Bullet Train’s costs just soared some more, as the Los Angeles Times reports. An excerpt. The price of the California bullet train project jumped sharply Friday when the state rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Transit Use Still Declining

It doesn’t really matter how it is tweaked, people still want the convenience and reliability and privacy of their own cars to get about. This article from New Geography tells the story. An excerpt. Over the past three years, the … Continue reading

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LA Transit Failure, the Norm?

Based on most of the current research, this story about Los Angeles’ failure to entice commuters into transit from their cars from New Geography, has been a big failure, as it has been in Sacramento, see https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/light-rail-is-a-boondoggle/ . An excerpt … Continue reading

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