Commuter Connection
Commuter Connection #41

Bike Share on The 50 Corridor

... what do you think?

Stakeholders in Rancho Cordova and Folsom are exploring the prospect of establishing a Bike Share System along the 50 Corridor - similar to the Bike Share program in Downtown Sacramento and West Sacramento. 

We're asking you to weigh in and let us know what you would like to see in a 50 Corridor Bike Share program.  Take the survey below.

Conceptually, some of these Bike Share Stations would be located at Light Rail Stations along the Gold Line; others would be located at popular destinations - employers, retail areas, and restaurants.  The Bike Share Bikes are intended for short trips. There is a small charge, typically $1 for each half hour. You can learn more about Bike Share by watching the below videos.  You'll note from the videos that Bike Share relies heavily on technology - so bike share programs are constantly improving!

SURVEY:  Bike Share on the 50 Corridor?

Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe:  all lanes open now

All lanes are back open on a section of U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County that suffered significant damage this past winter. An area of the highway near Bridal Veil Falls, about seven miles east of Pollock Pines, was damaged in February and the two westbound lanes had to be closed after the slope failed.  A 600-foot retaining wall has been built to stabilize the slope and the westbound lanes have been reconstructed. The total cost of the project was just under $10 million.

Commuter Club Winner in October

Congratulations Sukanya Madhala, Franchise Tax Board commuter, for winning a $10 Chipotle Gift Card for completing a Commute Diary in October.

Here's November's list of prizes.  If you want to be a November winner, record your commute modes at to build up points which can be used to bid on any one of the below rewards.

  • $10 and $ 20 Chipotle Gift Cards
  • $20 and $30 REI Gift Cards
  • $5 and $10 Starbucks Gift Cards
  • $20 In-N-Out Gift Card
  • $15, $20 and $30 Amazon Gift Cards
  • $25 Lowe's Gift Card
  • $25 Petco Gift Card
  • $30 AMC Theaters Gift Card
  • $25 and $30 Target Gift Cards
  • $20 Peet's Coffee Gift Card
  • $20 Philz Coffee Gift Card
  • $20 Magpie Gift Card
  • $20 Lowbrau Gift Card
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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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