This tour explores a portion of East Sacramento, one of Sacramento’s earliest streetcar suburbs, notable for its architectural beauty and landscape design. The stories of some of the original inhabitants of this East Sacramento tract will be shared, and the architectural styles of the neighborhood discussed. Tour led by Preservation Sacramento’s East Sacramento Subcommittee.
Jane Jacobs Walk and Jane Jacobs Roll are part of a continent-wide series of walks and bike rides based on the principles of Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Written in an era when American cities promoted the suburb and the automobile, turning their backs on downtowns and older neighborhoods, her work changed the way American planners thought about cities. It is widely read today by modern urban planners, promoting sidewalks, parks, mixed use, residential density, local economies and walkability.
Part history tour, part urban planning discussion, Sacramento will host five Jane Jacobs Walks and one “Roll” bike ride. These tours explore how Sacramento’s city neighborhoods function for pedestrians and cyclists, residents and businesses, public transit and cars (or, in some cases, not.) All tours are free and open to the public.
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The event will start and end at Corner of 38th & J Street
Host: William Burg, Sacramento Preservation
Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.
Registration: No, all are welcome.