Sacramento Bans Some Businesses Near Light-Rail Stations
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Sacramento Bans Some Businesses Near Light-Rail Stations

September 9, 2019


HER ROOMMATE, 23-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS ARRESTED AT A TRAIN STATION TRYING TO LEAVE THE CITY. THIS TRAGEDY COMES 2 YEARS AFTER HER UNCLE COMMITTED SUICIDE. THIS IS ANOTHER STEP TOWARD MAKING SACRAMENTO A MORE WALKABLE THAT HE. CITY COUNCIL IS BANNING BUSINESSES FROM OPENING NEAR RIGHT RAIL STOPS. STEVE IS LIVE WITH THE NEWEST PUSH TO MAKE THE CITY MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY. Reporter: THIS VAN IS CENTERED AROUND LIGHT RAIL STATIONS LIKE THIS ONE AT 16th. THE CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO MAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MORE ATTRACTIVE BY TAILORING THE BUSINESSES AROUND IT. IN SACRAMENTO, THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO STEER YOU TOWARD PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THEY WANT YOU AWAY FROM YOUR CAR. IT MAKES US LESS DEPENDENT ON DRIVING. THAT IS HEALTHIER FOR PEOPLE AND BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Reporter: JIM BROWN IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BICYCLE ADVOCACIES. THE FUTURE OF THE COMMUNITY LIES WITH CREATING DENSER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE MORE EFFICIENT AND EASIER TO GET AROUND AND WITHOUT A CAR. Reporter: CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY PASSED A NEW LAW BANNING GAS STATIONS, AUTO REPAIR SHOPS, DRIVE-THROUGH RESTAURANTS, STORAGE FACILITIES, AND WAREHOUSES WITHIN A QUARTER-MILE OF LIGHT RAIL STATIONS. IT IS REQUIRING SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES LIKE MARIJUANA CULTIVATORS AND WHOLESALERS WITHIN HALF A MILE OF THOSE STATIONS. WE HAVE CONCERNS. Reporter: THE NEW RULES WORRY AN OWNER OF A WAREHOUSE NEAR ONE LIGHT RAIL STATION NEAR AN INDUSTRIAL PARK. THAT LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF TENSOR TYPE I CAN HAVE. THAT WILL BE A STRAIN ON US. Reporter: THEY SAY IT’S MEANT TO INCREASE HIGH DENSITY HOUSING, OFFICES, AND RETAIL. SACRAMENTO HAS PUSHED POLICY AWAY FROM CARS BY BRINGING IN HIKE AND SCOOTER SHARING COMPANIES. SACRAMENTO’S COUNCIL IS MAPPING OUT THE CITY’S FUTURE. PUBLIC TRANSIT WORKS BETTER WHEN PEOPLE ARE CLOSE TO IT. YOU CANNOT WORRY. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN. Reporter: THERE PUMPING THE BRAKES ON AUTOMOBILES AND PUSHING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THE MAYOR HAS SAID THAT THIS BAN IS PART OF A SOLUTION.

3 Comments

  • Reply Daniel H December 15, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I dont find this to be a solution. Wealthier people who can afford to drive and park in Sac will, while poorer people will have to take light rail which will now be a one stop shop at every stop for useless shit low income people dont need to waste their money on, but is marketed toward fulfilling their wants. Great idea

  • Reply MrSquareart December 15, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Uh??

  • Reply Jeffrey Small December 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Think there morons

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