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2nd Ave Demonstration Project

ROAD CLOSURE:

From September 26th through 29th, 2nd Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic between 34th Street and Broadway. People biking will be allowed through on 2nd Avenue. Expect project related closures to begin on Wednesday, September 25th.
Project Overview Map

About the Project:

As part of the Envision Broadway in Oak Park project, the City is considering closing the portion of 2nd Ave. between 34th Street and Broadway to vehicle traffic. The City of Sacramento received a TDM Mini Grant from Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to demonstrate this closure for a short period of time, study the impact, and collect your feedback. Learn more about the project below and provide your input here.

Safety as a Priority:

The heat map below shows the density of collisions along the Broadway corridor in Oak Park. The area of the 2nd Ave. Demonstration has the highest density of collisions along the corridor.

Collision Heat Map
Additionally, all three streets that form this triangle (2nd Ave., 34th St. and Broadway) are part of the High Injury Network identified in the Vision Zero Action Plan. The High Injury Network is comprised of the corridors throughout the city with the highest levels of fatal and serious crashes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

A review of the collisions at this specific location revealed that 60% of the collisions involved a vehicle traveling east on 2nd Ave. and a vehicle traveling north on 34th St. We strive to reduce the number of collisions at this location by eliminating the through eastbound vehicle movement on 2nd Avenue.

Collision Type Map

 

The Vision:

Based on a review of the collision data outlined above, traffic analysis, community outreach and review of best practices, the Department of Public Works is considering closing this portion of 2nd Avenue to vehicle traffic as a near-term solution prior to implementing additional long-term enhancements. Maintaining access through the 2nd Ave. closure for people bicycling is important as this is a critical low-stress east/west bikeway, connecting Upper Land Park, Land Park, Curtis Park, Oak Park, and UC Davis. 

The Envision Broadway in Oak Park project will result in corridor wide recommendations for safety and mobility improvements in the long term. Once the street is permanently closed to vehicle traffic, there may be additional opportunities for placemaking and activation. Please share your ideas here.

Street Activation Example

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Please complete the short survey here.

Contact the Project Manager:
Leslie Mancebo, Transportation Program Analyst
LMancebo@cityofsacramento.org
(916) 808-5581