Do you walk, bike or roll using a wheelchair or mobility scooter? Or if you don’t, do you have thoughts on how to make transportation more effective?
Would you like to help improve our sidewalks, bikeways, crosswalks and access to transit?
If the answer is yes, here’s your opportunity to help.
The City of Sacramento is looking for community members to apply to be part of one of the three Sacramento Active Streets community planning teams.
The three planning teams will focus on North Sacramento, Fruitridge/Broadway and South Sacramento areas.
“Each plan will identify locations to improve walking, biking, and access to transit – like sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes and more,” said Leslie Mancebo, the City’s transportation planner. “A critical part of the planning process will be community engagement, and we are currently putting together these community planning teams to serve as local experts/advisors throughout the process.”
The City’s Active Streets plans are designed to improve safety and comfort for walking, biking, rolling and accessing transit.
Members of the community planning teams will advise City staff throughout the process to ensure that community voices and priorities are heard. As a member of a community planning Ttam, selected participants will be responsible for:
- Attending up to seven approximately one-hour meetings between March 2022 and June 2023
- Suggesting opportunities for community engagement events (e.g., farmers markets, school resource fairs, etc.)
- Helping spread the word about the plans and about ways to get involved
- Advising City staff to ensure voices of all residents are captured in the plan
- Each planning team member will receive a $75 gift card for each meeting attended.
Those interested in applying can do so on the City’s website. Applications close March 4.