Fri, Aug 30|
West Sacramento Community Center
August 2019 Lunch Program
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION. WTS Sacramento is pleased to welcome Rafael Martinez on El Dorado County's Apple Farms Traffic Circulation Improvement Pilot Project 2018.
Time & Location
Aug 30, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento CA 95691
About the Event
Every fall thousands of tourists stream into the agritourism area known as the famed Apple Hill (apples, vegetables, wine, and ranches), to celebrate the respite from summer heat and welcome in the brisk air and falling leaves. Some come for the plethora of apples and apple products, some for the hay rides, and some for the arts and crafts, but all added up, it equals 300% more traffic, which can cause a mile-long backup.
The Apple Farms Traffic Circulation Improvement Pilot Project implemented new traffic control measures for Apple Hill. New temporary traffic control measures restricted passenger vehicles to one direction on 2.5 miles of the busiest route, Carson Road, which allowed Transit buses and emergency vehicles to utilize the other direction. In the past, the Transit system and emergency vehicles would be stuck in the same vehicle grid lock and transit ridership was minimal. With this Project, transit had improved flow and increased ridership. Part of the Project also provided expanded parking areas in addition to existing ranch parking, utilizing approximately 400 spaces from a vacant lumber yard. With the one direction traffic on the main route this reduced left turns and encouraged traffic to spread out over the seven mile loop of agritourism ranches. With 400 plus parking spaces around the loop area that were used up to twice a day during a peak weekend day, the Project reduced approximately 800 vehicle trips per day on this seven mile loop for 4 weekends.
DATE: Friday, August 30, 2019
TIME: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
1075 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Free for WTS Sacramento Chapter Members, $25 for Non-Members, $15 for students.
No-shows will be charged full price.
Don't miss out! To attend, register here by August 28th.
Should you encounter any problems registering, contact Ali Doerr Westbrook at 916.653.2580 or Alexandra.Doerr@dot.ca.gov.