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August 18, 2017

In this issue...

No NNTMA Auxiliary Shuttle to the Golden 1 Center  ...  Try Out the Flyer Shuttle On Us  ...  Fall in Love with Bike Doc  ...  Walk to School Programs Hit the Ground Running with New Parent Champs  ...  Mmm is for Marie’s Donuts  ...  Board Member Scott Dosick Says Farewell  ...  Project Ride Smart Video Wins National Award  ...  Expect and Plan for I-80 Detour and Delays  ...  Bike Valet = Better Veggies  ...  Measure B: 3.6 Billion over 30 Years for Road and Transportation Repairs  ... 

 

No NNTMA Auxiliary Shuttle to the Golden 1 Center

After careful consideration, market research, a rider survey and critical analysis, the NNTMA has decided not to pursue a park and ride shuttle to Kings’ games at the Golden 1 Center this season. We encourage residents to consider the ridesharing options available in North Natomas, including carpooling, Uber, Lyft or a combination of these alternatives used in conjunction with Sacramento Regional Transit's Route 11.

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Try Out the Flyer Shuttle On Us

Have you spotted one of our brightly colored Flyer Shuttles in North Natomas or Downtown Sacramento and been curious to give it a try? Now's your chance, risk free! We are offering a free round trip fare to new riders interested in trying the Flyer Shuttle! Enjoy the light at the end of the congested, no parking tunnel. 

Want a chance to 'kick the tires"? Check out the Shuttle on Friday, August 12th during the Movie in the Park at the North Natomas Regional Park. Zootopia will be playing!

 

Review our routes and schedules to see which is right for you.

 

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Fall in Love with Bike Doc

Often, when people think of bike riding weather, they think of spring and summer. However, we think the riding gem is just around the corner -- Fall. The changing colors, mild temps and lack of pollen make it pleasant and invigorating in every way. This is why we make sure our beloved Bike Doc is one pump ahead of you, with several opportunities to get you ready for smooth cycling. 

Never heard of Bike Doc? It’s a free mobile bike repair service run by local experts that includes basic maintenance, fittings and tune-ups, all on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring one bike per person.

  • Thursday, August 18th, 2-5 p.m. at Natomas Park Elementary

  • Monday, August 22nd, 4-7 p.m. at Terracina Meadows Apartments

  • Saturday, August 27th, 9 a.m-12 p.m. at North Natomas Library

  • Thursday, September 8th, 4-7 p.m. at Terracina Gold Apartments

  • Saturday, September 10th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Club at Natomas Park Safety Fair

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Walk to School Programs Hit the Ground Running with New Parent Champs

As we say “so long” to summer, we say “hello!” to Walk to School programs in North Natomas. Programs are offered at six area schools.

• Regency Park Elementary – Two Feet Tuesdays
• H. Allen Hight Elementary – Walking Wednesdays
• Natomas Park Elementary – Walking Wednesdays
• Westlake Charter School – Walking Wednesdays & Fridays
• Heron School – Footloose Fridays
• Witter Ranch Elementary – Footloose Fridays

Of course, these brain-revving, environment-saving programs would not be possible without our new and returning parent champions. Please give the following people a friendly “hi” or a pat on the back: Jaskaran (Natomas Park Elementary), Elena (Westlake Charter School), Mike (Heron School), Shilvana (Regency Park Elementary), Arlene (Witter Ranch Elementary), and Yvonne (H. Allen Hight Elementary). These parents of students are our ambassadors and truly instrumental in nurturing the idea that “a lifetime of being active begins on the way to school.”

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Mmm is for Marie’s Donuts

Blueberry fritters, a cool breeze and family bonding. That’s just a partial agenda for our upcoming Neighborhood Rides. Don’t miss out! Different rides are geared for different levels and ages, and all are free. Read below for the low down. Remember, please arrive early and bring water, bike tube and helmets.

September 10th – Parks Ride – 24 miles

We don't call Sacramento the City of Trees for nothing! Let's roll through the Capital's groves and our city's major parks including Discovery Park and Miller Park, then onward into William Land Park. After a delicious stop at Marie’s Donuts, we'll pass by Blue Diamond Almond Growers and ride over the C Street Bridge. Ride departs from the North Natomas TMA office at 1918 Del Paso Road at 8:30 a.m.

September 24th – Family Bike Ride - 4 miles

Grab your family for a Saturday bike cruise with fellow bike-loving families. Meet up for a kid-friendly, 4-mile ride starting at the North Natomas Regional Park. Group departs at 10:30 a.m. from the NNRP Playground.

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Board Member Scott Dosick Says Farewell

Recently, our active transportation enthusiast and NNTMA board member, Scott Dosick, announced he will be moving on to other important projects and time commitments. Dosick provided us with years of invaluable service and dedication, and was (is!) a champion of alternative transportation. In fact, for the second time in the last 10 years he can claim to be a zero emission commuter. He currently drives an electric vehicle and hasn't bought a tank of gas in over two years.

Dosick comments on his service and the Natomas area community: “I love the Natomas area for the vibrant community it has become. Through our work with the city of Sacramento, the NNTMA has made North Natomas one of the most bikeable communities in the region. I am so grateful to my fellow board members and the amazing staff,” he says.

The NNTMA thanks Scott for his dedication and service.

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Project Ride Smart Video Wins National Award

We are proud to announce that our locally produced Project Ride Smart Video series has garnered national accolades, having won the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) TMA Marketing & Outreach Award. This national award acknowledges extraordinary and innovative work by leading organizations and individuals in the transportation industry.

The PRS Video is essentially a 5th Grader’s Driver’s Ed -- on bikes -- designed to teach safety and other biking essentials. Read more about the award and the video.

 

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Expect and Plan for I-80 Detour and Delays

Closures are scheduled from 6 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 29 in the Natomas area. Construction crews will shut down “Local Lanes” or the number 3 and 4 lanes access to westbound Interstate 80 just west of Truxel Road. These lanes, will be redirected to Interstate 5.

View more information at 80AcrossTheTop

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Bike Valet = Better Veggies

Have a professional park your precious cargo bike (or fixie or cruiser) at the North Natomas Regional Park Farmers’ Market every Thursday now and through the end of August. The market’s bike valet service is free and the goods and produce are the freshest, so be sure to mark your calendar for August 11th, 18th and 25th! Grab your reusable grocery bags and don’t miss a beet!

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Measure B: 3.6 Billion over 30 Years for Road and Transportation Repairs

As part of our mission to keep residents informed, the NNTMA would like residents to consider upcoming ballot Measure B, the Road Maintenance & Traffic Relief Act of 2016 -- a countywide transportation plan on the ballot this November.

If approved, this Measure would raise about 3.6 billion over 30 years from taxpayers from a one half percent sales tax that would go towards repaving streets, repair aging roads, strengthening bridges, and building new highways, connectors and interchange projects specifically on the Capital City Freeway, Interstates 5 and 80, and Highways 50 and 99. Measure B would also provide funding for Light Rail improvement and expansion, as well as other transit services.

A large component of the program includes “Fix it First” projects, high priority projects that would be completed before moving on to additional identified repairs. Go here and scroll to page A-8 to see the list of “Fix if First” projects.

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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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