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Southport bike/walk trail now open

 At the trail’s ribbon cutting, left to right: former Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan; Urban Forest Manager Dena Kirtley; City Councilmember Chris Ledesma; Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Marty Swingle; City Councilmember Oscar Villegas; (behind Mr. Villegas) SACOG Executive Director Mike McKeever; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; (behind Mayor Cabaldon) Terry Preston, WalkSacramento; Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen; (behind Mayor Pro Tem Johannessen) Jim Brown, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates; City Manager Martin Tuttle; Chamber Executive Director Denice Seals; and Project Manager Vin Cay.   (City spokesman Art Schroeder contributed the photo and  information to this report)

At the trail’s ribbon cutting, left to right: former Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan; Urban Forest Manager Dena Kirtley; City Councilmember Chris Ledesma; Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Marty Swingle; City Councilmember Oscar Villegas; (behind Mr. Villegas) SACOG Executive Director Mike McKeever; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; (behind Mayor Cabaldon) Terry Preston, WalkSacramento; Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen; (behind Mayor Pro Tem Johannessen) Jim Brown, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates; City Manager Martin Tuttle; Chamber Executive Director Denice Seals; and Project Manager Vin Cay.
(City spokesman Art Schroeder contributed the photo and information to this report)

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 stretch of the former Yolo Short Line Railroad tracks. It runs from near Target and River City High School northward to South River Road, where a new bridge is now under construction along the barge canal.

The “rails to trails” project is part of the city’s master plan for bicycle and pedestrian links. You can view a map of the full master plan on our website here.

 

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Southport rail-to-trail opens Friday

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 River City High School northward to South River Road. Funding assistance came from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG).

The trail is accessible to cyclists and pedestrians for commuting, shopping and recreation, reports city spokesman Art Schroeder.

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Coroner ID’s man killed on freeway as 25-year old from Davis

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 8, 2014 —

The Yolo County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed on a West Sacramento freeway early morning as 25-year old Bryson Rush Labourdette, of Davis.

The coroner’s report still lists the cause and manner of death both as “pending,” but states that Labourdette apparently left his disabled car and “attempted to cross over highway on foot, and was struck by multiple vehicles.”

The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday on westbound I-80, just before the Yolo Causeway.

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Man hit and killed: may have run into freeway traffic near Yolo Causeway

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 7, 2013 j–

By Steve Marschke

News-Ledger Editor

  A man apparently walking on the freeway in West Sacramento early this morning was struck and killed. The accident caused extended lane closures and traffic delays.

  According to the California Highway Patrol incident log, a witness reported at 6:02 a.m. that there was a pedestrian “in dark clothes” walking on the right hand side of westbound I-80 near the Yolo Causeway.

  Five minutes later, another witness reported that the “running” pedestrian “possibly ran into traffic and got hit.” Others reported there was now a body in the middle lane of the freeway or on the “inside of the fast lane.”

  CHP records indicate a vehicle was ordered towed away as evidence in the investigation. The Highway Patrol predicted closed lanes would reopen around 10 a.m. today.

  Further information was not immediately available.

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