US 50 Placerville Recreational Travel Hot Spot Study
It’s a bit of an understatement to say there are traffic problems on US 50 through El Dorado County. El Dorado County, the City of Placerville, residents, businesses, and recreational travelers have long faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge of heavy traffic congestion on US 50 from the western edge of Placerville to South Lake Tahoe.
To improve challenging traffic conditions, Caltrans District 3 is partnering with the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) to take a fresh look at the problems through the Recreation Travel Hot Spot Transportation Management Study. Visit the project webpage
Sunrise Boulevard Rehabilitation Project
The City of Rancho Cordova is proposing the Sunrise Boulevard Rehabilitation Project in your area. The proposed project includes road paving and traffic signal modifications on Sunrise Boulevard from Folsom Boulevard to White Rock Road, widened sidewalk on the east side of Sunrise Boulevard between Citrus Road and the Folsom South Canal, and striped bicycle lanes on Citrus Road. The proposed project is designed to continue to improve transportation, accessibility and safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians in the area. Click here for a project map.
Free $5 to Ride with a Lyft at SacRT in Rancho Cordova
With the support of a $75,000 grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), the City of Rancho Cordova is partnering with Lyft to launch a pilot program to encourage Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) ridership in the City by helping to reduce transit access barriers.
The new pilot program, called “Free $5 to Ride,” provides SacRT riders with a Lyft coupon code (RCFREE5) worth up to $5. The coupon code can be used toward a Lyft ride that begins or ends at one of the four SacRT light rail stations in Rancho Cordova, up to 60 times per month. The concept is predicated on providing commuters traveling to and from Rancho Cordova via SacRT with alternatives to first mile/last mile connections, reducing the need to drive alone and ultimately increasing transit usage. More info
See Something, Say Something
The City of Rancho Cordova, City of Folsom and Sacramento County have made it easy for cyclists to keep our infrastructure bicycle friendly.
These mobile apps let you report cycling hazards when you see them, whether its trash in the bike lane, a pot hole or a need for better signage. Download these apps and be ready to click and report the next time you see something that needs attention.
Folsom Community Service Day, September 21st
The Folsom community is coming together again for the sixth annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This powerful day of service mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of service projects throughout Folsom. The city is seeking community-based projects for this year’s Community Service Day event, planned for Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Friends of Folsom Parkways will be stenciling trail safety among others trail safety and maintenance projects. More info and Volunteer sign-up
Folsom South Trail Improvements Phase II
Project description - The Folsom South Canal was built in the 1970s as part of the Central Valley Project (CVP). A total of 26.6 miles of the canal were constructed, running roughly north and south from Lake Natoma to approximately 1.3 miles south of Twin Cities Road (SR 104). Paved maintenance roads straddle the canal. Since its construction, the west side maintenance road between Hazel Avenue and Sloughhouse Road, a distance of approximately 14 miles, has also served as a multi-use path. The project will include a pedestrian bridge, asphalt patching and surfacing, pavement markings, and signage. More info. Before picture
American River Parkway Trail Closure - Mile Marker 16.5
The winter washout of the American River Parkway Trail at mile marker 16.5 was so severe that the current trail couldn't be rebuilt. Sacramento County Regional Parks and the City of Rancho Cordova partnered to complete plans and specifications for a trail re-route and will begin construction on August 5. Construction crews and heavy equipment will be operating in the area for up to six weeks. For your safety, both the Multi-Use and Equestrian Trails are still closed between Rossmoor Bar and the Chase Drive Connector Trail. If you have been using an informal detour, we ask that you use the Ambassador Drive detour.
Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing Nearing Completion (East Natoma, Folsom)
The Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing is on schedule to open at the end of August. This new addition to Folsom’s recreational trail system tunnels under East Natoma Street near Prison Road to provide a seamless and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists to transition between the Oak Parkway and Johnny Cash Trails. Related roadway work on East Natoma Street will wrap up in early August, lifting vehicle traffic restrictions that were in place during construction. Construction on the Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing began in October 2018; the project was funded with monies from state and federal grants and the City of Folsom. More info.
American River Bike Trail/Lake Natoma Partial Closure Update – October 2018
California State Parks understands the public’s concern regarding the timeline of the repairs at Lake Natoma and assure you we are doing everything we can to expedite this process. Unfortunately, there have been a couple of delays.
In 2017, State Parks sought to contract with another state agency to utilize their expertise with rock fall mitigation work. Unfortunately, they were be unable to dedicate the resources necessary to provide these services. In spring 2018, we contracted with a geotechnical firm to provide the necessary assessment and rock fall mitigation report needed to move forward with the CEQA process. However, in October 2017 two bald eagles returned and began their nesting process near the impacted area (first nest occurred in 2016). As bald eagles are a federally protected species, the geotechnical firm was unable to complete its assessment until the eagles vacated the area, which occurred in late July 2018.
In August 2018, the geotechnical firm submitted its draft report to State Parks for review and comment. Click for the complete story
We are excited to report Bike Share is coming soon to Rancho Cordova and Folsom with Gotcha bikes.
Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates more than 50 shared e-mobility systems in cities and universities across the US. For more information, visit www.ridegotcha.com.
To initiate a rental, riders need to download the Gotcha app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and create an account. Riders can locate a bike within the app on the map, unlock, and start cruising.