Action Alert

Sign the petition to urge state, regional, and local decision-makers to prioritize eliminating pedestrian and cyclist fatalities NOW!

Eliminate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities NOW!

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The Petition:

Civic Thread is calling for Caltrans, The Sacramento Area Council of Governments, The City of Sacramento, and all jurisdictions within the Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom MSA to take the following immediate action to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities through infrastructure improvements opposed to punitive and inequitable enforcement measures. 

In our region, street design prioritizes vehicular movement at the expense of human life, which is simply unacceptable. Achieving an end to pedestrian and cyclist traffic injuries and deaths requires:  

  1. A commitment to work collaboratively and cross-sectorally at the City, County, and regional level to prioritize a consistent focus on equity and racial justice for project planning, funding, and implementation, particularly since evidence continues to show the majority of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities occur in low-income, communities of color, with Black residents disproportionately experience the highest risk of death while walking, in addition to a high risk of being killed by police in routine traffic stops.
  1. A commitment to prioritize funding mechanisms and set aside funding within the city, county, regional, and state budget for active transportation programs, Safe Routes to School, and matching funds for state and federal funding programs at the local jurisdiction level.  
  1. A commitment to thoroughly vet community proposed infrastructure recommendations and to work closely with neighborhood groups and residents to identify solutions and ideas the community supports, including road diets, speed reduction, and quick builds along High Injury Networks
  1. A commitment to analyze current roadway conditions, transportation design policies, and guidelines and develop a plan to address design flaws equitably and immediately. 
  1. A commitment to building a comprehensive, seamless, low-stress network of active transportation corridors that is centered on equity and prioritizes investment in low-income and environmental justice communities. 

While active transportation funding has been slashed, the 2024 Dangerous by Design Report lists the Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom MSA as one of the 20 most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians and cyclists. We cannot wait a moment longer; we need action now!

Latest Signatures
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Jarrett K.
95818 
Jun 17, 2024
148
Kate W.
95818 
Jun 17, 2024
147
James M.
95819 
Jun 17, 2024
146
Kelly M.
95818 
Jun 16, 2024
145
Adrian R.
95817 
Jun 16, 2024
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Marvin H.
95819-4223 
Jun 16, 2024
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Kristin H.
95818 
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Kate G.
95817 
Jun 16, 2024
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Seth W.
95819 
Jun 16, 2024
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Lori W.
95658 
Jun 16, 2024
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Kelly P.
95818 
Jun 16, 2024
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Chsrles K.
95818 
Jun 16, 2024
137
louis o.
95831-2917 
Jun 16, 2024
136
Mattie P.
95825 
Jun 16, 2024
135
Alex K.
95618 
Jun 16, 2024
134
Lynn F.
95818 
Jun 15, 2024
133
Stanley P.
95682 
Jun 15, 2024
132
César A.
95816 
Jun 15, 2024
131
Matthew C.
95814 
Jun 15, 2024
130
Don G.
95833 
Jun 15, 2024
129
Julie B.
95818 
Jun 15, 2024
128
Andrew P.
95831 
Jun 15, 2024
127
Gerhard P.
95831 
Jun 15, 2024
126
Lindell P.
95682 
Jun 15, 2024
125
Michelle M.
95835 
Jun 15, 2024
124
Russell S.
95822 
Jun 15, 2024
123
Douglas B.
95816 
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Miguel B.
95817 
Jun 15, 2024
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Alvaro M.
95818 
Jun 15, 2024
120
Ron B.
95822 
Jun 15, 2024
119
Jean J.
95616 
Jun 15, 2024
118
Alexandra F.
90035 
Jun 15, 2024
117
Neil M.
95814 
Jun 15, 2024
116
Kendra M.
95814 
Jun 15, 2024
115
Paul W.
95831 
Jun 15, 2024
114
Amreet S.
95817 
Jun 15, 2024
113
Todd C.
95818 
Jun 15, 2024
112
Ann C.
95831 
Jun 15, 2024
111
Nick S.
95816 
Jun 15, 2024
110
Janet M.
95835 
Jun 15, 2024
109
Kristine M.
95818 
Jun 15, 2024
108
Fayzah M.
95827 
Jun 15, 2024
107
Stephanie B.
95816 
Jun 15, 2024
106
Erin L.
95825 
Jun 15, 2024
105
Edzel B.
95691 
Jun 15, 2024
104
rc w.
95678 
Jun 15, 2024
103
Anita C.
95819 
Jun 15, 2024
102
Angela S.
95816 
Jun 15, 2024
101
Rosie R.
95817 
Jun 15, 2024
100
NyColl M.
95742 
Jun 15, 2024

“During a five-year period, 377 pedestrians died, landing the Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom metropolitan area the 20th spot on the Smart Growth America’s 2024 list of the most dangerous places for people on foot”.

Ariane Lange, The Sacramento Bee

States are in total control of the most deadly roadways. Within these 101 largest metro areas, 66 percent of all traffic deaths occur on state owned roads.” 

Dangerous By Design 2024

What’s Next?

Civic Thread is working to convene advocates, partners, and residents to collectively organize and advance pedestrian/cyclist safety and mobility justice. To stay engaged in this process, reach out to Kiara Reed.