Sacramento To Block Or Limit Traffic On Streets To Help Social-Distancing

This is the start of the effort in Sacramento to limit the use of cars in the downtown area.  The Democrats are using a virus as an excuse to close streets.  It also helps them to prevent more rallies like the one held on May 1 with over 5,000 people.  The real goal—is to make government less available.  In feudal times government never answered to the people.  Today Newsom has decide, as the Supreme Leader who can work and who can’t.  ’e decides if you can get treatment for cancer, or you die.  Guv Newsom has decided to sign billion dollars secret deal with the Chinese Communist government—so secret, not even fellow Democrats ar allowed to see the scam to use your tax dollar to prop up the creators of the Wuhan virus.

“Some streets will be blocked off or closed. Others will see limited traffic. It’s all part of the city of Sacramento’s “slow streets” plan, which could affect residential roads this month.

The goal is to create more room for social-distancing while outside, and the city has been working with community groups on its plan.

Deb Banks is with one of those groups, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, and she’s been pushing for weeks to get it implemented.

“We need more space for people to be able to move around,” she said. “I get the sense that our window of opportunity is closing and that people are starting to get out more, and more, and more, and that’s a problem.”

Think Grandma is getting on a bicycle and ride five miles to see her family?  Or the parents with three kids, the youngest under a year old, going to the grocery store or visiting a doctor on their bikes.  Totalitarianism has many forms—the City of Sacramento is shutting down.  How many will leave the State?

Sacramento To Block Or Limit Traffic On Streets To Help Social-Distancing

 Randol White, Capitol Public Radio,  5/2/20    

Some streets will be blocked off or closed. Others will see limited traffic. It’s all part of the city of Sacramento’s “slow streets” plan, which could affect residential roads this month.

The goal is to create more room for social-distancing while outside, and the city has been working with community groups on its plan.

Deb Banks is with one of those groups, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, and she’s been pushing for weeks to get it implemented.

“We need more space for people to be able to move around,” she said. “I get the sense that our window of opportunity is closing and that people are starting to get out more, and more, and more, and that’s a problem.”

Walk Sacramento also worked on the plan. Project manager Molly Wagner says the city’s sidewalks aren’t big enough for social distancing — if there’s even a sidewalk at all.

“We have a huge opportunity to help people really re-envision our streets because there isn’t traffic and there’s a lot more people out there,” she said.

The city says it is moving forward with a pilot program and will convert a small number of residential roads in the coming weeks. The streets that will be blocked off have yet to be announced.

Oakland, the first city in California to implement a “slow streets” program, started small about a month ago and has gradually added space. It will have approximately 20 miles of the streets by Friday.

This story was updated to explain that Oakland will have 20 miles of “slow streets” this week, not Sacramento.

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    Saturday afternoon there was a moderate amount of traffic. Few if any pedestrians, and even fewer bike riders. In the middle of downtown there were two walkers on one block. One was walking in the street and the other on the sidewalk.

    Get it. They were going to PROVE THEY HAD THE RIGHT TO THE ROADS.

    And you elect the idiots in Sacramento, Frisco, Los Angeles, San Deigo, etc.

    What were you thinking. The emergency has sunk the Socialist ship.

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