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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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Work underway on West Sac trail

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 will include installation of pavement over an existing trail, with access trails, sidewalk, curb ramps, signage, striping and related improvements.

The project will be done in 30 to 45 days, depending on weather, reports city spokesman Art Schroeder.

You can see the city’s existing and planned bike and pedestrian trail network at this earlier News-Ledger web posting here.

 

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Pair in motorhome sought after hit-and-run killing on Sacramento Avenue

Surveillance image of the couple suspected of striking and killing a man with their motorhome in West Sacramento last night. The pair are sought by police.

Surveillance image of the couple suspected of striking and killing a man with their motorhome in West Sacramento last night. The pair are sought by police.

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 6, 2013 –

 

West Sacramento police are looking for help from the public after a man was struck and killed by an RV in a Sacramento Avenue shopping center parking lot last night.

 

Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the W.S.P.D. reports that police responded to 960 Sacramento Avenue – a liquor store near Arteaga’s Market – at about 9:40 last night (Oct. 5). They found a deceased man in the parking lot. He had been killed, apparently, after being struck by an RV that fled the scene eastbound on Sacramento Avenue.

 

Suspects' motorhome: a 29-30 foot  1999 Tiffin Allegro, in off white with blue or turquoise accent (surveillance photo)

Suspects’ motorhome: a 29-30 foot 1999 Tiffin Allegro, in off white with blue or turquoise accent (surveillance photo)

Officers believe the killing occurred after the occupants of the motor home had been in an argument with the victim and other people before the killing.

 

The victim was  Michael Ray Anderson, a 55-year old resident of West Sacramento, according to Mark Persons of the Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner’s office.

The motor home is tentatively described as a 1999 Tiffin Allegro, 28 to 30 feet in length. It is off-white with a blue or turquoise “rocker” on the bottom.

 

The suspects were picked up on video from one of the businesses in the complex. They are described as a white male man and woman, both in their early 30s.

 

See the photos with this article.

 

The male suspect (surveillance photo)

The male suspect (surveillance photo)

Police consider this to be a “homicide” investigation. If you have any information about the suspects or the vehicle, you’re asked to phone the West Sacramento police at (916) 372-3375.

 

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Cycling group honors West Sacramento

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 to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, educations programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

“West Sacramento has rapidly emerged as one of the region’s top five cities for biking, and this Bicycle Friendly Community Designation shows our commitment to create a city that makes cycling an even safer, quicker and more convenient way to get around town and throughout the region’s urban core,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon in a press release.

Earlier this year, the City of West Sacramento became the first city in the region  to support development of a “low stress” bike network, following the city council’s approval of a new Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Master Plan. The city’s “low stress” bike network encourages residents to use bikes for local trips, recreation and commuting. West Sacramento has 44 miles of bikeways and trails, with an eventual goal of creating 102 miles of bikeways and trails.

  (In May, the News-Ledger wrote about the city’s ‘Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Master Plan’ and included a graphic of the trail map online. You can find that article and zoomable map online here.)

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