Feb 162014
 
Southport bike/walk trail now open

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 – NORTH-SOUTH TRAIL CONNECTS SOUTHPORT FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO BARGE CANAL West Sacramento officials and community members performed a “ribbon cutting” to celebrate the opening of the new Clarksburg Branch Line Trail in Southport on Friday morning. The 1.25-mile trail for bikes and pedestrians is built on a [...]

Jan 302014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – West Sacramento officials plan to officially open the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail in a ceremony Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., just east of the Target store (2005 Town Center Plaza). The city has converted a 1.25-mile segment of the former Yolo Short Line Railroad into a paved multi-use trail ranging from [...]

Dec 052013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 – The City of West Sacramento has started work on a new, dedicated bicycle and pedestrian trail. The Clarksburg Branch Pedestrian and Bike Trail will be improved between South River Road and an access point at Cherokee Road, south of River City High School in Southport. The project [...]

Oct 312013
 

NEWS-LEDGER -OCT 23, 2013 – From the City of West Sacramento The League of American Bicyclists has awarded the City of West Sacramento the “Bronze” level of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC), making West Sacramento the latest city to join a list of 291 BFCs in the U.S. The Bronze BFC award recognizes West Sacramento’s commitment [...]

Sep 142013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 11, 2013 – A bicyclist hit by a car in rural Southport on August 23 has died of his injuries. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as West Sacramento’s Kevin Cavanaugh. According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, the accident occurred at about [...]

Dec 172012
 
'A Life's Ride': new bench is memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012 New memorial combines a West Sac man’s work, and his passion – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor In retrospect, it seems obvious: Andrew Yokoyama was a lifelong West Sacramentan, a farmer, an enthusiastic bicyclist. Why not commemorate his life with a bicycle-themed memorial right along the road so [...]

May 092012
 

NEWS-LEDGER – May is “Bike Month,” with officials throughout the region encouraging people to use their bicycles for commuting, errands and recreation. The target is 1 million miles of pedaling for residents of the six-county region in May. Events include “Bike to School Day” on May 9, “Capitol BikeFest” on May 10, and “Bike to [...]