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February 6, 2024

    New pedestrian bridge to open late May

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    People on foot and wheels will benefit from the new bridge connecting Curtis Park to City College. Photo by Vanessa S. Nelson. | [email protected]
    People on foot and wheels will benefit from the new bridge connecting Curtis Park to City College. Photo by Vanessa S. Nelson. | vanessanelsonexpress@gmail.com
    People on foot and wheels will benefit from the new bridge connecting Curtis Park to City College. Photo by Vanessa S. Nelson. | [email protected]

    The grand opening of a tiered pedestrian bridge that connects the Curtis Park neighborhood and 10th Avenue, crossing over the Union Pacific railroad tracks on the east side of the City College campus, is tentatively set for May 25.

    According to an email from Ofelia Avalos, associate civil engineer for the city of Sacramento Public Works Department, the bridge will improve safety by constructing a bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing that spans the light rail tracks and UPRR tracks adjacent to City College, connecting City College on the west side of the tracks to the future Curtis Park Village development on the east side.

    “It was a huge success. The precast structure over the RT tracks was done in one weekend while RT closed the light rail station and did a bus bridge to get riders through that area. This has been a unique project and will be an iconic bridge in our great city of Sacramento,” Avalos said in her email.

    According to City College professor of learning strategies and bicycle enthusiast David Hagerty, the bridge is a welcome improvement for people who use alternative transportation.

    “Sutterville Road is very dangerous and unpleasant,” said Hagerty. “I and other cyclists think it will be a big improvement. Access from the east of campus is very poor.” Hagerty said cyclists are looking forward to the new bridge, and the 25-year-old nonprofit organization Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) was instrumental in the project moving forward.

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    “The city [of Sacramento] submits an application, and we write a sort of letter of recommendation,” said Brown. “Our interest in this project has to do with the fact that the Sutterville overpass is a very challenging place to ride a bicycle.”

    According to Brown, the bridge will not only improve safety for students, pedestrians and cyclists, but will also improve travel for people in neighborhoods on either side of City College.

    “It is important to mention that Curtis Park and Oak Park will also greatly benefit from the bridge because getting to City College on light rail from those areas is very challenging,” said Brown. “It not only connects Curtis Park but the areas south of Sutterville and east of [Highway] 99.”

    According to Brown, when given the opportunity to safely use alternative means of transportation, people will, which also encourages a healthier lifestyle, and a greener way of living.

    “City College is surrounded by bikeable neighborhoods, so the safer we make it around City College to ride or walk, the more clean transportation will be used,” said Brown.

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