Road Diet, Protected Bike Lane Coming to the Heart of Sacramento
"One of central Sacramento’s most popular - and crowded - streets is headed for a major makeover this summer," reports Tony Bizjiak.
"City officials will eliminate one of the three lanes on J Street in midtown to make space for a separated bike lane and to slow traffic so pedestrians feel safer. The changes will take place between 19th and 30th streets," adds Bizjiak.
Bizjiak describes the critical role of J Street in Sacranento, where it serves as a major commuter corridor and a "village-like" downtown for a constellation of midtown-adjacent neighborhoods. The protected bike lane and road diet are jus the latest in a series of changes to streets around the midtown area designed to improve safety and livability.
The article includes a lot more detail about the changes coming to J Street, the business and safety propositions for the changes, and the concern of some local business owners and commuters about the effect of the project on traffic, and the possibility that congestion will spillover to nearby streets.