Posts from June, 2013

SacBee Article: Environmental Shift is Needed

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


Article in the Sacramento Bee


Viewpoints: Environmental shift is needed toward solutions

By Jay R. Lund

Special to The Bee
Published: Sunday, Jun. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 5E

California needs a new environmentalism to set a more effective and sustainable green bar for the nation and even the world.

For decades, we have taken a “just say no” approach to stop, prevent or blunt human encroachments onto the natural world – often rightly so. Early environmentalism needed lines in the sand against rampant development and reckless industrialization, and achieved widespread success. Our air and water is now cleaner even with population and economic growth. Industry, for the most part, is now accountable for its wastes.

Yet, despite these important gains, the classical environmentalism of “no” will ultimately fail. We must shift to “how better?”

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Sacbee Article: New Watt Avenue Interchange

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Here is some information about how Sacramento is developing more pedestrian and transit ready infrastructure.



New Watt Avenue interchange makes room for walkers, bikers and buses

By Tony Bizjak
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

For more than a decade, Sacramento has been rebuilding the string of interchanges that serve Highway 50, giving each a muscular, modern design, preparing them for an expected east county growth boom in the coming years.

Sunrise was upgraded years ago. Zinfandel, Mather Field and Bradshaw, too. Now, it’s Watt Avenue’s turn.

Unlike the earlier interchanges, though, the $23 million Watt project, under way since November, includes an extra set of amenities designed to decrease the region’s heavy reliance on cars.
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