Seen In Natomas: Bike Friendly Signs

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New “Bike Friendly Community” signs recently appeared on roadways in northern Natomas.

“The North Natomas Transportation Management Association is proud of the progress our city has made toward becoming a bicycle friendly city and we wanted to make our neighbors more aware of this accomplishment in North Natomas – it provides inspiration, adds community value and awareness,” said Becky Heieck, executive director for the North Natomas TMA . “It also will remind drivers to keep their eyes open for cyclists.”

The League of American Bicyclist’s Bicycle Friendly America Program actively supports bicycling and ranks cities annually based on their level of bike-friendliness. The bicycle advocacy group gave Sacramento a silver rating in May 2012.

When a city wins this designation, it is provided two signs to display. The North Natomas TMA decided to purchase additional signs, with city approval, and paid city crews to install them.

“The purchase of the signs and installation was nominal and we think a good visual piece for North Natomas residents and businesses,” Heieck said. “We will be adding to the signs the designation of silver status.”

The North Natomas TMA chose to locate the signs in six locations where people would see them going in, out and through north Natomas. Signs are posted at Ueda Bike Trail at Del Paso Road, Redbud Park at North Park at the Regional Park bike path, Truxel Road, the freeway on and off ramps at Del Paso Road, west side on-ramp to Arena Blvd. 

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