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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Collisions Up, Traffic Down Two Years After 5th St Corridor Changes

Sep 16, 2016
Analysis: Collisions Up, Traffic Down Two Years After 5th St Corridor Changes

For next Tuesday’s city council meeting, city staff has analyzed the impact of the Fifth Street Corridor Reconfiguration two years after the changes were implemented.  “Staff collected data on Fifth Street and adjacent streets before and after the reconfiguration to assess the impacts of the roadway redesign.” The basic findings are that the daily...

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Bikeway connector in midtown Sacramento needs protection

Sep 12, 2016
Bikeway connector in midtown Sacramento needs protection

As a bicycle rider in Sacramento, I like to get off the hazardous streets and enjoy the scenic beauty of the American River bike trail, officially known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. My street smarts, developed as a youth in New York … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
My View: Residents Need to Take into Account, Fewer Students Drive

Sep 10, 2016
My View: Residents Need to Take into Account, Fewer Students Drive

Readers noted in comments to yesterday’s article that, while Lincoln40 is proposing to have 473 total bedrooms – some of which will be double occupancy to push the number of beds to 708 – they are only proposing to provide 239 parking stalls. As one person wrote, “I’m a bit curious why they propose...

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Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

Aug 15, 2016
Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

When a bicycling scofflaw shows no contrition for slamming into a pedestrian in downtown Sacramento, he should be put in the stocks and publicly shamed. Instead, he is given a public forum to blame his victim and tout his concern … Continue reading

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Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

Aug 4, 2016
Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

I was riding my bicycle yesterday afternoon about 5:30. I stopped for a red light at the intersection of Land Park Drive and Vallejo Way, near my house in the Land Park section of Sacramento. Vehicles in a long line … Continue reading

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Wimpy City Council pits Sacramento pedestrians against bicyclists

Jul 27, 2016

Street-by-street urban warfare has begun in Sacramento, and it promises to be a long, nasty battle marked by an upsurge in pedestrian casualties. Don’t think for a minute that the City Council Tuesday night voted to ban bikes on some … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s sidewalks are no place for bicyclists

Jul 26, 2016

The fellow at my athletic club was outraged. He had been involved in a bike accident on a sidewalk adjacent to the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. A stupid pedestrian, he said, was yakking away on his cellphone, not watching … Continue reading

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Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Jun 23, 2016
Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Despite being a pessimistic observer of the salmon and steelhead decline in Northern California, I find my spirits lifted by a protection project going on close to home. Let’s call it a tiny light at the end of a tunnel … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Cannery Back With Requested DA Changes But Also Concessions

Jun 18, 2016
Cannery Back With Requested DA Changes But Also Concessions

In April, The New Home Company had three requested changes to the Cannery development agreement (DA) before the planning commission, only to have them pulled at the last minute with Bonnie Chiu arguing that they “decided to put our proposal regarding the Stacked Flats Condominiums on hold at this time to allow additional outreach...

Davis Vanguard
Guest Commentary: I Bike and I’m Voting for Measure A

May 30, 2016
Guest Commentary: I Bike and I’m Voting for Measure A

By Twanda Thirkill I’ve been a regular bicyclist for as long as I’ve lived in Davis. It’s a hobby, mode of travel, and way of life for me and many of my friends. If my bike had a bumper sticker, it might say, “I bike, and I vote.” Transit policy is a major interest...

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