North Natomas Jibe

September 18, 2019

In this issue...

Jibe Express Service Changes  ...  Learning and Earning: Recipe for Success  ...  Meet Tess  ...  SacRT Forward Plan Approved  ...  Hot Off the Press  ...  Get the 511  ...  50 Bikes, Meet 50 New Owners  ...  If School Buses Could Walk  ...  Transit Driver Appreciation Day  ...  Sacramento GIGs It  ... 

 

Jibe Express Service Changes

After careful consideration of feedback from our riders, as well as transit planning professionals, we are excited to announce some changes to our Express service. These changes are being made to better reflect traffic patterns and improve the ride for passengers.

Changes at a glance:

  • Westlake area above Del Paso Road that was previously served by the Westside Route, will now be served by the Midwest Route.
  • Time points on the Westside and Midwest Routes have been adjusted to accommodate the updated routes.
  • Some time points were adjusted on the Eastside Route to better reflect traffic patterns. The time points were changed no more than 10 minutes.

The new map and schedule can be viewed here.

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Learning and Earning: Recipe for Success

Here at Jibe, we believe in giving a hand up to those eager to grow. That's why we started the Earn-a-Bike program. Anyone over 18 who lives or works in North Natomas may apply. Selected applicants participate in a 14-hour course (not all on the same day!) on bike handling, maintenance and road rules. We ask them to complete the course, plus a couple of follow-up surveys and a pledge to increase their trips made by bicycle. In return, we give them a $450 voucher towards a new bicycle.

Interested? Know someone who might be? Apply here. Deadline is February 28.

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Meet Tess

We are excited to welcome Tess Dubois-Carey as our new board president. Tess is also president of the Sacramento campus of Universal Technical Institute here in North Natomas. Before joining UTI, she had over two decades of experience in the hotel/hospitality industry. Throughout her career, Tess has built a reputation for bringing people together through teamwork and community approach. We are thrilled to have her experience at the helm, and Tess says she's excited about this new role.

"As a concerned global citizen, I am wholeheartedly supportive of the efforts of Jibe," says Tess. "I look forward to helping the organization achieve its best possible outcomes."

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SacRT Forward Plan Approved

On Monday, February 25, 2019, the SacRT Board of Directors approved the SacRT Forward New Network plan. The new design will reshape the SacRT bus network, including better frequency, more weekend service, and longer hours of service.

With passage of the plan, SacRT will now begin preparations for implementation later this year, which will include major changes to almost every route.

We're pleased SacRT kept some of what we advocated for, including extended service to the westside of North Natomas. The final plan is available online, with additional details to follow at SacRT.com/SacRTForward.

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Hot Off the Press

We are excited to distribute our newly updated and redesigned North Natomas Bike Map. This resource will help guide you on your next bicycle jaunt - whether it be to school, work, the park or grocery store.

Depending on one's needs, experience, and comfort level, you can choose between a shorter, more direct route on busier streets with bike lanes, or a less direct route on multi-use paths, bike routes, and neighborhood streets. Less direct routes are often less traveled with vehicles moving at lower speeds, making for a more peaceful journey by bike. This map will help you determine which route is best for you.

In addition, this new map plots the locations of local schools, shopping centers, and even where public art is. Need some air in your tire, or a quick seat adjustment? There are four bike fix-it stations in our community, also listed on the map.

Check out the new map to plan your next ride.

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Get the 511

Suppose you're in a place, but you want to get to another place. You need transportation! The Sacramento region has launched a new web-based service that helps you know your options with a unique focus on ridesharing. Register your commute and see who might join you in saving gas, reducing congestion and spending less time behind the wheel. You can also find options for public transportation, Zipcar and JUMP bikeshare.

Register today and find out about upcoming challenges and campaigns to earn prizes. More at sacregion511.org.

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50 Bikes, Meet 50 New Owners

After seven years of 50 Bikes, this event just keeps rolling out happiness and support for youngsters throughout North Natomas. NONE of it would be possible without the many volunteers and sponsors who freely give their time and money to ensure success. This year, 209 volunteers donated a total of 747hours, and 55 sponsors ponied up over $18,000. Each new owner was selected for their positive contributions to our community through a competitive nomination process, and now each enjoys a newfound sense of independence.

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If School Buses Could Walk

There are so many benefits of walking to school. Kids get in valuable exercise and arrive with greater focus. Having fewer cars at school means less pollution and less traffic around the school, too. Of course, not everybody lives a walkable distance from school. It might also be that you are unable to walk with your child. Don't let that stop your kiddo from reaping the benefits of an active commute. Join a Walking School Bus!

Walking School Buses are adult-supervised walking groups that meet near schools where families can walk together and others can drop off their students to walk with the group.

Find a Walking School Bus near you.

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Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Of course we appreciate our drivers everyday, but Monday, March 18 is the official day to celebrate our favorite drivers. So, whether it's a quick wave, a friendly smile, a glowing Instagram or Facebook post, or a simple nod of the head, let's all take a minute to thank the individuals that take us to and fro.

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Sacramento GIGs It

The electric car share company GIG already has a big footprint in the Bay Area, and now they've landed here in Sacramento. Think bikeshare, but with electric cars. It's a good way to make quick trips with free charging and insurance. You even get free parking on residential permitted, metered and unmetered spots that are 1+ hour and not otherwise restricted. All with an itty-bitty carbon footprint.

Get the details.

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Mission Statement:
North Natomas Jibe is a nonprofit organization with the mission to foster transportation behaviors that enhance placemaking in our community through advocacy, programs, education, and services.

1918 Del Paso Rd, Ste 100 | Sacramento, CA 95834 | 916-419-9955 | info@jibe.org

 

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