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April 24, 2017

In this issue...

Upcoming Neighborhood Bike Rides  ...  Try Transit Month Starts October 1st  ...  Wrenchin' Into Fall  ...  New Grant Program for North Natomas Businesses   ...  50 Bikes for 50 Kids is Back for its 5th Year!  ...  In North Natomas, October is Officially WALKTOBER!   ...  Fantastic Amtrak Deals for Friends & Family  ... 

 

Upcoming Neighborhood Bike Rides

With cooling temperatures and blue skies, September is a great time to grab your favorite bike and head out with friends and neighbors for a ride. There are two adventures this month to accommodate different types of riders.


On Saturday, September 10th, we will roll 24 miles 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 8:30am.


On Saturday, September 24th, it's a chance for bike-loving families to hit the trail. We will lead a kid-friendly, 4-mile ride visiting several parks before returning back to the start for light snacks.
Group departs from the North Natomas Regional Park playground at 10:30 a.m.

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Try Transit Month Starts October 1st

This October, "let transit take you" during the Sacramento region’s Try Transit campaign. This year, volunteers, businesses, public agencies, and transit enthusiasts will partner to promote transit for all types of trips. Transit is an enjoyable alternative to driving alone with 14 organizations serving the Sacramento region, including the Flyer Shuttle.

Participate by pledging transit trips at SacRegionCommuterClub.org, take transit for any reason and then log those trips on the website to earn virtual badges and a chance to win prizes. Challenge your friends and colleagues to a contest on Facebook or by email.  Or challenge yourself to ditch your car and take transit to all your destinations. “Like” Commuter Club on Facebook to find out about events, post photos and receive transit-related updates. 

Visit SacRegionCommuterClub.org for information about events, to plan trips, and to calculate your commute costs.
 

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Wrenchin' Into Fall

There's still time to catch Bike Doc before the end of the season! Utilize the skill of these dedicated bike mechanics to get your bike sailing smooth for the remainder of the riding season. Or, for those with a hardier constitution - use this opportunity to get your bike ready for winter riding.

Bikes are serviced on a first come, first served basis and are limited to established timeframes. 

Mark your calendars:

  • Safety Fair at The Club at Natomas Park - Saturday, September 10th from 10am - 2pm
  • North Natomas Library - Thursday, September 29th from 4 - 7pm
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New Grant Program for North Natomas Businesses 

NNTMA is excited to announce the new North Natomas Transportation Improvement Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to support North Natomas businesses in creating innovative solutions to transportation problems. These small grants, up to $10,000, are designed to stimulate the local economy by providing the means to positively influence the transportation behaviors of customers and/or employees. 

Grants will be awarded for programs, projects and campaigns that complete one or more of the following (not limited to examples):

  • Reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) miles traveled (bike racks, retail incentives for walk/bike, carpool/vanpool subsidies, picnic tables)
  • Improve North Natomas’ bicycle and pedestrian connectivity (walkways, curb cuts, crosswalks, lighting)
  • Establish visual and spatial assets that connect the community (water fountains, wayfinding signage, transportation themed art)
  • Encourage increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic (marketing/incentive campaigns, bike corral, bike fix-it stations)
  • Promote viable transportation options for employees and customers (office bikeshare, electric vehicle charging stations, lunchtime seminars, bike clinics)

Application deadline is December 2, 2016 at 5pm. 

Visit NNTMA.org/TIG for details and to apply.

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50 Bikes for 50 Kids is Back for its 5th Year!

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a National Day of Service, community volunteers will join forces in North Natomas to help 50 kids transform bike parts into 50 ready-to-ride bicycles.

The day is made possible by generous donations from caring businesses and organizations that make this a better community to thrive in, as well as amazing volunteers that give their time to mentor local youth. 

We are currently seeking volunteers to build bikes with kids, fit helmets, breakdown cardboard boxes, distribute bike locks, cheer loudly...you name it, we need a volunteer for it. Also needed, are sponsors to make all of the volunteer tasks possible. Please, consider contributing to this event with your time, money, or both! 

Learn more about 50 Bikes for 50 Kids.

We want to extend a special thank you to the Natomas Bike Shop for their continued support of this project. This community-centered bike shop is a true gem in Natomas. Next time you're in need of a tube or new bike, consider visiting the hardworking crew at 3291 Truxel Road.

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In North Natomas, October is Officially WALKTOBER! 

North Natomas students will take to the sidewalks this October and walk to and from school as many times as possible to track trips and earn prizes. Walk­ing to school also includes riding a bike, using a scooter, or skating.

Kick off the fun with the Walk to School Day celebration at your school! Farmer’s Market style breakfast, music and fun for those who walk, bike or scoot to school - all before school starts. 

  • Regency Park Elementary, Tuesday, September 27th
  • Natomas Park Elementary, Wednesday, September 28th
  • Witter Ranch Elementary, Friday, September 30th
  • H. Allen Hight Elementary, Wednesday, October 5th
  • Heron School, Friday, October 7th
  • Westlake Charter School, Friday, October 14th

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Fantastic Amtrak Deals for Friends & Family

We strive to keep North Natomas "in the know" not just about local transportation options, but ones that can take you on adventures beyond Sacramento as well. Capitol Corridor is currently offering a deal to encourage family and friends to hop on the train for their next excursion. When you buy one full-fare ticket, up to five people can travel for 50% off.

Capitol Corridor is a fast, convenient and hassle-free way to travel in Northern California. With up to 30 daily trains connecting Sacramento, the Bay Area and San Jose, the Capitol Corridor features spacious coach seating, Wi-Fi and a Café Car. With direct connections to BART at the Richmond and Oakland Coliseum Stations, plus transit transfers that allow you to connect to local bus and light rail systems at many stops along the way, it's even easier to travel car-free.

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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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