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Pedestrian Program

Pedestrians walking on the sidewalk

Given the City's mild climate and flat terrain, walking and bicycling are viable and important transportation modes. The City of Sacramento is committed to improving its roadway network to provide access for all modes of transportation.

On July 25, 2006, City Council approved a Pedestrian Master Plan. This document provides the City with a comprehensive vision for improving pedestrian conditions to make Sacramento the “Walking Capital.” The plan addresses the needs to provide pathways, crossings, and other pedestrian amenities. Providing these kinds of improvements will result in an increase in walking as a mode of transportation, a decrease in vehicular trips, improved air quality, and improved health and fitness.

To implement the Pedestrian Master Plan, the city has committed to develop a Pedestrian Improvement Program. The majority of the elements in this program are physical improvements such as new sidewalks, sidewalk planters, curbs, gutters and crosswalks.

See below for useful information regarding the City’s Pedestrian Program:

For bikeway and pedestrian concerns and issues, please contact 311.