We are all aware of the horrific hit-and-run collision on Freeport Boulevard and Oregon Street that happened on January 31. Two people were hit by a car – one of whom was a young Sutterville Elementary student, as they tried to cross a busy five-lane street. Tragically, the woman lost her life and many other lives have been affected.
Citywide, the City is implementing efforts to develop data-driven solutions to reduce collisions, fatalities, and serious injuries. Freeport Boulevard and surrounding neighborhood streets are no exception. Many have been and will continue to be involved in identifying solutions to these efforts, including my office, City Public Works/Traffic Investigation, Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento City Unified School District, principals of the four neighborhood schools (Hollywood Park Elementary, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sutterville Elementary School PTA, and St. Robert Catholic School, Sacramento), and neighborhood associations (Hollywood Park Neighborhood Association, South Land Park Neighborhood Association, Land Park Community Association). We have all met in the past weeks to develop constructive solutions for the neighborhoods surrounding Freeport Boulevard.
In the short-term, the City is:
It will take this combination of street investments, enforcement, and education of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers to be successful and safe.
In addition to his council duties, Jay works as an independent consultant and policy advisor on education reform and youth policy and strategies.