Commuter Connection
Commuter Connection #43

Bike Share recommendation advances to City Councils

This month, both the Rancho Cordova and Folsom City Councils will hear the 50 Corridor Bike Share Task Force recommendations in for launching a new bikeshare program using LimeBike as the program provider.

The Rancho Cordova City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at its February 20 meeting which starts at 6 p.m.  The Folsom City Council will consider the recommendation on February 27 during its meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m.

A representative of LimeBike will make a presentation to the Folsom City Council.

Should both councils approve the recommendation, bike share should be available on the 50 Corridor by early April.

LimeBike features a dockless system - allowing users to park bikes at whatever destination is convenient.  The cost is expected to be $1 for 30 minutes, although a variety of pricing options will be available, including monthly subscription rates.  Electric assist bikes will also be available for $1 to unlock the bike and $1 per every 10 minutes.

The main goal of employing bike share along the 50 Corridor is to address first mile/last mile connections for Regional Transit's Gold Light Rail Line.  However, bikes can be used for any kind of trip. And because the bikes are not linked to a particular rack (or dock), they can operate anywhere along the corridor where a need exists. 


Cycle Chic scheduled for March 2, 10, 17 - register now!

League Cycling Instructor Paula Farmer will again lead her popular Cycle Chic classes for women in March.  All classes will begin at the Pedal Stop, located across from the Historic Folsom Light Rail Station.  Classes will begin at 10 a.m.

March 3 - Changing Tires / General Bicycle Maintenance

March 10 - Gears are Good 

March 17 - Attire and Accessories with Folsom Bike's Ride Like A Girl Boutique

Bicycles and helmets will be available for any participant who needs them at no charge.  Snacks provided and lunch is included with the March 17 class.

There is no charge for participating but registration is required.


Bike Friendly 50
Bike Month News

Planning for Cycle Chic 2.0

... tell us what you want!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent Cycle Chic series! We're back at the drawing board, contemplating a new series for women cyclists next Spring.  If you are a woman cyclist, whether you participated in the October series or not, beginner or pro, we want your input!  We'd appreciate your thoughts by completing the below survey.

Cycle Chic Survey

Lost in Paradise? Survey Results on Parkway Signage

In August, we asked your opinions on signage on and around the American River Parkway. The TMA, in partnership with State ParksCounty Regional Parks,the City of Rancho Cordova and the City of Folsom, is exploring the value of added way-finding signage to, from and along the Parkway. 

96 people weighed in on how to make the Parkway safer, easier to use and more enjoyable.  And, while the survey's focus was on infrastructure, the participants broaden the focus with comments on enforcement, illegal camping, and parkway users not respecting the signs that are already in place.

Highlights of the survey results:

65% said more signage along the Parkway would be helpful

37% said wayfinding signage would make the parkway safer

16% want more information at intersections 

28% want more information on trail conditions and closures

26% use Google Maps to determine their Parkway ride

For the full 32-page Survey Results Report, click here.


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