The Sacramento Valley Station is poised to be a central hub of northern California passenger rail, heralding a new era of seamless multimodal connectivity that serves to increase Sacramento’s competitive edge as a well-connected, thriving, urban center of California. A connected network of heavy rail, light rail, street car, regional and local buses, TNCs, bicycles and pedestrian pathways, and future high-speed rail, will connect the region to the very heart of the city at the Sacramento Valley Station.
Nelson\Nygaard led efforts to maximize non-vehicle access to the station, including pedestrian and bicycle networks. The firm also provided support on bus access and circulation as well as access for taxis and TNCs. The overall plan offers a vision to enable a vibrant arrival destination for transit users and residents alike. With growing mobility networks to the station and surrounding development in downtown, the Railyards, and the riverfront areas, the potential for a transformative station—and station area district—is an exciting prospect for Sacramento’s urban identity.