In this issue...

January Changes to Flyer Schedules  ...  50 Bikes for 50 Kids Needs All Hands on Deck  ...  Emergency Ride Home  ...  Excited Residents Walk and Bike Brand New Trail in North Natomas  ...  New Bike Fix-It Station  ...  Project Ride Smart: The Video  ...  Flyer and Office Holiday Schedule  ... 


January Changes to Flyer Schedules

After much analysis and monitoring of the Flyer Shuttle routes, the NNTMA has determined that the route schedules should be updated to better reflect actual route times. Adjustments have been made to the downtown schedules of all four routes.

Go here for the new schedules, which will go into effect January 3, 2016

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50 Bikes for 50 Kids Needs All Hands on Deck

The nominations are in for the 50 well-deserving youth who will be chosen to receive and help build a brand new bicycle at 50 Bikes for 50 Kids on Monday, January 18, 2016. It’s true, we are gearing up for another awesome year, but we still need volunteers!

The question is: are you ready to wrench? Why not be a part of making your community better and donate a little of your time? There are several openings still up for grabs including bike building, registration, set-up and more.

Inspired to give in a different way? How about sponsoring a bike?

Learn more and sign up here. 

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Emergency Ride Home

It happens. You’ve taken the Flyer to work and need to leave earlier than anticipated due to an unforeseen illness. We’ve got you covered. Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is a complimentary pick-up service offered to all Commuter Club members who use a driving alternative (i.e. Flyer, RT, bike, walk, carpool or vanpool). To qualify, you must be a Commuter Club member, and have been so for at least five days prior to requesting the ERH service.

Don’t wait! Sign up for Commuter Club today.

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Excited Residents Walk and Bike Brand New Trail in North Natomas

A few dozen Sacramento residents, businesses and representatives officially welcomed a brand new walking and biking trail to North Natomas on Wednesday, October 21st with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks made from NNTMA Board President, Derek Chernow; Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby; and Ofelia Avalos from the City of Sacramento Department of Public Works.

Amidst a brilliant archway of balloons, clanging cow bells and much excitement, local cycling enthusiasts including those from the Heritage Park Bike Club and students from local North Natomas schools, immediately embarked on the trail on foot, bike or scooter after the ceremony concluded.

The four-mile-long trail runs along the East Drainage Canal, all the way from West Elkhorn Boulevard on the north, to Airport Road on the south, almost to San Juan Road. It cuts through North Natomas in a north-south direction, passing Natomas Marketplace and connects to downtown Sacramento via public transportation and other pathways.

The trail’s grand opening also marks the official completion of the NNTMA’s connectivity book, a pedestrian and cycling-friendly blueprint for North Natomas, consisting of 45 improvement projects ranging from curb/median cuts, crosswalks, lighting, signalization, and this trail.

The NNTMA says the project could not have happened without the partnership, financial support and advocacy of the City of Sacramento Public Works Department; the City of Sacramento’s Jesse Gothan and Ofelia Avalos; Donahue Schriber’s Natomas Marketplace; Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby; and the volunteer-based Connectivity Committee. This group has worked diligently in seeing the trail through to the end.

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New Bike Fix-It Station

The NNTMA and the Sacramento Public Library have partnered up to offer the community free, 24/7 access to a public bicycle repair station and tire pump.

The ‘Deluxe Public Work Stand and Pump’ is a permanent structure equipped with a bike stand and all the tools needed to do basic maintenance on bikes and get them operational and working right. To help inspire the DIY or Do-It-Yourself spirit of the community, the work station also features a QR code which can be scanned for instructions on basic repairs.

The repair station and tire pump are located under a light pole, near the bike racks in front of the North Natomas Library.

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Project Ride Smart: The Video

Lights, camera, action. The driver’s ed of bike riding, Project Ride Smart, now has a digital partner: the Project Ride Smart Video! 

The NNTMA received a grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments to assist in the production costs of an educational bicycling video. The NNTMA worked with a local film production company, along with actors and young bike riders, to create a 10-chapter video to be used to teach kids the rules of the road. Filmed on the streets of North Natomas, kids demonstrate on-bike maneuvers in an engaging and real-to-life way so that kids aged 10-14 will be able to relate and learn effectively.

The video is divided into segments that can be viewed as stand-alone lessons or watched in one sitting. The best thing about this new video? You can stream or download it for free at NNTMA.org.

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Flyer and Office Holiday Schedule

Be sure to plan ahead and mark your calendars for these upcoming Flyer and office holidays:

The NNTMA office will be closed and the shuttle will not run:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27, 2015

  • Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015

  • New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2016

In addition, the NNTMA office will also be closed:

  • Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2015

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Mission Statement:
The North Natomas Transportation Management Association 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@nntma.org


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