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There needs to be one direct bike path from north natomas to downtown Sacramento (ie The Blue Diamond factory or somewhere) that doesn't cross so many busy streets. Perhaps a couple bike bridges placed high over busy roads. Also, the bike trails are starting to get big cracks in them. For instance, next to the Kohl's in north natomas the bike lane is really cracked a lot!!! I am always afraid of the cars when I'm in the bike lane. Riding my bike from east Del Paso road over I-5 to West Del Paso road is scary with all the traffic! I love the trails, bike lanes--mostly trails, wandering through pretty trees with small lakes. They are just great. I need my own bike, that's the problem. Now, I borrow my wife's I enjoy the many pathways off the street for biking. Good trails, too many crosswalks, would like more bike trails, more info for people on where bike trails are Like the trail links to am river Frequently windy, which is no fun to bike in. The architecture does not adequately shield a lot of the wind. Problem - don't have a bike. If I did I would rarely if ever ride on city streets - drivers are simply crazy. I like that there are trails, but it would be nice to see a better connected network with route signs, and also more places to lock bikes up at businesses. Safety at night is a concern. I like the bike lanes and feel pretty safe riding, even when the bike lane drops but I wish the bike lanes were kept clean, not just on Truxel (my daily commute) but all over. Lots of good bike lanes, but many in N. Natomas dead end. The new biking bridge connects to the bike trail, but it dead ends at W. El Camino. Having to dog-leg to cross W. El Camino seems foolish....can't this be fixed? Do like: riding a bike in the neighborhoods is very pleasant. Most drivers are courteous to the bicyclists. Do not like: The overpass on San Juan over I-80 is still very dangerous for bicyclists. I ride my bike there 3-4 times a week on my way to work, and notice that cars drive very fast. I wish we could go everywhere on our bikes. But there's a lot of traffic and cars go by fast on Del Paso. I have young kids and I'm still afraid of taking them on the overpass on Del Paso so instead of biking to the North Natomas library we drive :( Many bike lanes have gaps in them. It is always better then bike lanes have continous pavement paths, so I would hope the short gaps can be quickly funded and completed. Like the many bike paths, bike lines, trees and parks. Wish there were trees planted along the East Levee bike path. That would make it a great workout/commuter route but no shade is hardly bearable during the warmer months. A few good bike trails and a few bike lanes make it helpful to get from place to place. Crossing I-5 is difficult (I do it daily on my way to work) as it requires merging across traffic that is accelerating onto the freeway. Other places, the bike lane just ends. A fully interconnected system of bike lanes/paths would be helpful. Also, it is sometimes difficult to find a "parking" space for my bike at businesses
throughout Natomas. I frequently chain it to a tree, shopping cart return or other similar feature. Bike racks at businesses would be helpful. Don't like not having continuous dedicated bike trail from Natomas to American River bike trail. TOO MANY DOGS NOT ON LEASH BY OWNERS. I like the bike paths on natomas blvd and off East Commerce; I wish there were more bike lanes Traffic Not enough bike lanes/paths. Speed limits are high on major thoroughfares, intimidating being next to large volume of fast moving vehicles. I just don't bike I stroller walk. Like the exercise and bike trails. Dislike fear of having my bike stolen if I use it to run errands & bike trails that end abruptly and are difficult to navigate & inconsiderate, scary drivers. I don't like biking in the wind. Again, love the bike trails. I love it, I just don't do it as often as I'd like. again, drivers are not nice Freeway on ramps and off ramps are difficult to navigate with small children along for the ride. As with walking less litter, human waste and more trees makes for a better ride. Getting exercise. The best is the residential streets... quiet, peaceful. The worst is crossing any major street where no vehicle will wait foe bikes to cross. I've had drivers use their 2-ton pieces of metal as weapons. I LOVE all the different trails and bike paths. You can ride for hours. My favorite is to ride on the path by the levee with my 7 year old and then stop at Bella Bru for breakfast (or lunch or dinner). A big plus for this area. In the summer we ride even more often. Biking has always been fine and enjoyable. Part of why I moved here was because the city touted how great the biking would be here. The city never delivered on that promise. Six years later, I still can't bike to the bike trail safely, or even very far away from my house. The traffic. Drivers never look or yield when I have the right of way parking in bike lane narrow bike lanes on major streets, ie Northgate, Truxel Same as #2. I would like to see more bike trails and better biking along the Garden Highway. I'm glad they built the overpass to connect south and north Natomas but I have yet to ride on it. Lack of trails to work. Traffic.
No bike shoulder on El Centro between Arena and west El Camino. This is a very dangerous area! The bridge over I80 is a fantastic and wonderful development. The crossing over west El Camino is really difficult. The bridge is there now but a block south trying to get to Discovery Park, west El Camino and Garden Highway are still formidable obstacles nearly impossible during rush hour! I like clearly marked biking lanes in my neighborhood (Westlake) Flat terrain is good, bike paths size is pretty good in most areas. Dislikes: Crossing over I-5, especially at Del Paso I can't get from the east side of I5 (in Westlake) to the west side of the highway because there is no sidewalk, just gravel, on the north curb line east of I5. I love that I am within biking distance to my job downtown, the clubhouse, the grocery store, and multiple restaurants! It is hard to ride next to all the cars we need more trails Dedicated bike paths In my area there are designated bike lanes but the automobile traffic uses them to avoid the speed bumps which makes it dangerous. I can use the bike paths - the bad thing is that a lot of the paths just end and were never finished. I hate using the street and playing speed bum to the cars. I wish there were more dedicated bike routes. I am an almost daily bike commuter. There is no bike lane on El Centro between arena and San Juan road. and there is practically no shoulder either. I will not allow my children to ride that section and when i do i look back as much as forward. Road safety is huge concern. Need to have a lot more bike lanes in Natomas, as well as bike lanes to access other parts of town (downtown/midtown, etc.). Many bikers and motorists don't seem to know the traffic laws. don't like all the cars, not enough bike lanes that people respect I like feeling the wind on my face. Some bike trails are too near the freeway. Many bike trails do not connect. I frequently bike on Bayou to avoid traffic and there is no trail there. do not like that there are not enough bike lines drawn in all streets or ave blvds Being able to access the bike trail with a short ride from my house. Crossing freeways and major intersections can be scary connectivity is problematic (even with the new bike/ped bridge). Trails
Same concerns of overgrown vegetation being a safety concern. lots of nice bike lanes i ride a lot on north park dr. and stop signs are inconsistent -- some intersections have, others don't which makes me worried about whether cars will stop. when cars parked on street, very hard to stay in bike lane street lighting could be much better See comment in prior box.. Didn't realize you had walking/running as a separate question One has to bike across busy streets to get to another area--streets such as Natomas Blvd, Del Paso Road. I do not feel safe, especially hearing about so many bike accidents in the larger Sac area lately. same as walking...have to cross major intersection to get back on bike trail Same as walking with more bike trails and places to ride safely. I like the bike lanes. I don't like riding into the street when there aren't bike lanes. Trails are overgrown. Great weather and flat paths NOTHING in the Northgate Gardenland area! And I am not riding down the the end of Northgate and Arden to get on the bike trail. Too scary and funky down there. How come it all 'happens' in North Natomas!? biking is great in natomas Having the American River Trail nearby makes it easy to ride at least three times a week to my office in midtown. Lots of good ways to get to where I need to go, as I do my close errands by bike such as grocery shopping. Again - this area seems to have been developed for cars. With LARGE main streets, huge parking lots and a lack of shade - it's just not an ideal place to bike. need more bike trails its safe to ride your bike Same as walking! I would love to get a bicycle but don't feel safe riding by myself. I am a retired female aware of the attacks on people alone in the area. Getting knocked down with possible broken bones isn't worth the risk. Also too many people drive like manics, speeding and running red lights. Several seniors in Sacramento have been hit and killed trying to cross streets at cross walks! I would bike Discovery Park, but getting there is a pain. There needs to be more bike paths and/or lanes. Trails need to meet up, need more bike trails The over path across the freeways are scary
I like the paths, I don’t like how it abruptly ends at San Juan I wish there were more off-street trails and better connections across some of the busier roads (i.e. Del Paso, and I-5). car traffic drives to fast. security Great paths and lanes in the area. Still sucks trying to get over I-5. Love the new Bike/Ped bridge over I-80! There are some nice trails. Most major streets have too high of speeds, car traffic volumes, and too lanes for cars for safe or comfortable bicycling. I don't ride as often as I'd like because it's too dangerous even in the bike lane (such as when trying to get to Natomas Blvd/Del Paso Rd from Truxel/San Juan). Need more off-street bike paths. not enough bike only paths I do not like the way the homeless have overpopulated the area around Northgate and Rt. 160. I do not like riding the bike path around Northgate and Rt. 160 because there are so many homeless in the middle of the path it is impossible to safely ride. I do like all of the trees and shade along the Bannon Creek bike path. So many great paths!