North Natomas Jibe

March 28, 2020

In this issue...

 ...  Find Your Way  ...  The Leaves Fall and Bike Doc Carries On  ...  Step Into WALKTOBER  ...  (Round Round) Get Around with 511  ...  Slow Your Roll  ...  The More You (and Your Kids) Know...  ... 


Join people and organizations across the state taking part in the second annual California Clean Air Day. North Natomans can play a role in improving air quality by leaving the car at home and hopping on Jibe Express or SacRT. To make it an even easier choice, you can ride for FREE on both services on Wednesday, October 2.

Learn more about California Clean Air Day

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Find Your Way

Have you checked out the North Natomas Bikeways Map yet? This resource is your guide to exploring by bike and foot. The map includes plenty of ways to help you plan your next trip like public art locations, bikeway designations, and local parks...just to name a few. So, go ahead and check out just how many bikeways are near your house. Perhaps your next trip to the library or store could be by bike!

Want a paper version for your pocket? This quick request will get you one in no time! Or, stop by our office at 1918 Del Paso Road, Ste 100 to pick one up.

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The Leaves Fall and Bike Doc Carries On

Got a squeaky wheel? Brakes feeling a little bare? Never fear, Bike Doc is here! This unique mobile repair shop visits schools, businesses, and community events with a team of bike mechanics to diagnose, tune up, and repair your bicycle -- for free. With over 600 bikes already fixed in 2019, there are only a couple more opportunities to get your bike riding more smoothly this year.

The Bike Doc's Rotations

  • Saturday, September 28, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the North Natomas Farmers Market
  • Sunday, October 20, 1 - 4 p.m. at the Creekside Fair at Kokomo Park

Can't make an event? You got this. There are bike fix-it stations scattered throughout the community. It's a great place to DIY your tune-up. Find the one nearest you on our North Natomas Bikeways Map.

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Each year in October, North Natomas students take to the streets to celebrate ditching the car and walking to school. Schools mark the occasion with their very own Walk to School Day party, chock full of tasty refreshments and DJ-led dancing. Parents are encouraged to walk to school with their students and join the festivities.

Mark your calendar for your school's party:

  • Wednesday, October 2, Natomas Park Elementary
  • Friday, October 4, Paso Verde School
  • Tuesday, October 8, Regency Park Elementary
  • Wednesday, October 9, H. Allen Hight Elementary
  • Friday, October 11, Witter Ranch Elementary
  • Wednesday, October 16, Westlake Charter School
  • Thursday, October 17, Star Academy
  • Friday, October 18, Heron School

Details about each school's walking programs can be found here.

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(Round Round) Get Around with 511

What do you do when you're here and you need to get there? If you share our passion for smart and healthy transportation, you might use, the 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 alternative options such as public transportation, Zipcar, and JUMP. Did we mention there are prizes? Yes, prizes even beyond the health benefits of multi-modal transportation.

Login today and find out about upcoming challenges.

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Slow Your Roll

Attention, Sacramento drivers. You are now required to slow down even more when driving through a school zone. That's because the city council voted to reduce the speed limit from 25 mph to 15 mph. In 2016, the California Office of Traffic Safety released a list that ranked Sacramento #1 for having the most traffic-related pedestrian deaths for people under the age of 15. That unpleasant news spawned an effort to change all that. The result is Sacramento's Vision Zero plan, which focuses on different ways to eliminate traffic injuries. That's something we can all support.

Learn more about Vision Zero in school zones here.

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The More You (and Your Kids) Know...

Biking is best done responsibly and safely, but how does one acquire such wisdom? One of the best ways is Project Ride Smart. It's essentially a 5th grade driver's ed, but for bikes. The 10-hour course, led by certified bike instructors, teaches traffic principles and on-bike handling skills, and it culminates with rides on neighborhood streets.

This fall, Project Ride Smart is heading to Natomas Park Elementary and Westlake Charter. Not your school? Not to worry! Anyone can learn some skills by checking out our video series. It's made for kids, but adults won't mind watching it together with them. It's quality family learning time. BYO-Popcorn.

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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 |


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