Sacramento, California is About to Put J Street on a Traffic-squeezing ‘Road Diet’

One of central Sacramento’s most popular – and crowded – streets is headed for a major makeover this summer.

City officials will eliminate one of the three lanes on J Street in midtown to make space for a separated bike lane and to slow traffic so pedestrians feel safer. The changes will take place between 19th and 30th streets.

The J Street “road diet” represents the most dramatic step yet in the city’s decade-long effort to make midtown more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly. That has already included narrowing a handful of one-way streets from three to two lanes.

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