Monday, April 26, 2010

K Street Update 5,113

Cars coming back?

The Sacramento Bee reports that may be so.

An excerpt.

“Slowly, ever so slowly, Sacramento is edging toward allowing cars back on the K Street Mall downtown.

“The City Council on Tuesday will consider freeing up $2.7 million to reopen Eighth through 12th streets.

“The plan: One lane in each direction, probably a 15 mph speed limit and no parking, but some drop-off turnouts.

“The 700 and 1200 blocks are too crowded, however, to allow cars, officials said.

“The changeover isn't expected until next year. First thing, officials will check to see how cars interact with light rail.

“If the plan works, it marks the end of Sacramento's failed pedestrian mall era.”