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Midtown Sacramento is the heart of the region and accessing the city’s business and cultural amenities is simple. The downtown grid is easy to navigate by public transit, car, on foot or by bike.

Are you a Midtown employee that takes transit, carpools, vanpools, bicycles or walks to work? Register for the Sacramento TMA Commuter Club to win prizes and enjoy benefits such as Emergency Ride Home, carpool matching, and trip planning assistance. Register and learn more at sacregioncommuterclub.org

Midtown Association offers commute services to its Midtown employees through a partnership with the Sacramento TMA. Commuters may register at sacregioncommuterclub.org.  Services include an Emergency Ride Home for employees that take transit, carpool, vanpool, bicycle or walk to work, ability to earn points for commuting and win prizes, and assistance with commute planning.

Parking

Despite what you’ve heard, it is actually quite easy to park in Midtown, it just takes some getting used to. There is ample free parking as well as affordable paid parking garages throughout the central city. Early bird rates, monthly rental and merchant validation program discounts are offered in most garages.

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City Parking Facilities

Several city parking facilities are available in convenient locations. Parking rates will vary. Call (916) 808-5011 for details and parking garage locations, visit sacpark.org.

East End Garage

An easy and inexpensive option for Midtown parking, the East End Garage is located on 17th Street between L Street and Capitol Avenue. The City offers a $2 flat rate after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day on the weekends, excluding Second Saturdays, which is a $5 flat rate. Click here for more information on the East End Garage.

Priority Parking Facilities

Priority Parking offers high quality services ranging from parking management and valet operations, to parking enforcement and patrol. Click here for Priority Parking locations.

1801 L Street

The parking garage at 1801 L Street is open to the public from 7am to 9pm, Monday through Friday, 10am to 10pm on Saturdays and 10am to 6pm on Sundays.

Monthly, daily and hourly rates are available. For more information, call (916) 922-5466.

Public Transportation

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) operates 67 bus routes and 38.6 miles of light rail covering a 418 square-mile service area. Buses and light rail run 365 days a year. Buses operate daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 12 to 75 minutes, depending on the route. Light rail trains begin operation at 4 a.m. with service every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening and on weekends. Blue Line and Gold Line trains operate until 12:30 a.m. and the Gold Line to Folsom operates until 7 p.m. Green Line trains operate every 30 minutes Monday through Friday.

You can find more information regarding Schedules, Fares and Services at the Sacramento RT website.

Biking

Bicycle culture in an essential aspect of Midtown life. Mild winters and warm summers create the perfect environment to bike all year-round. From our Bicycle Friendly Business District, to our ample bike lanes and parking, to our many bike-themed events and tours, the best way to experience all that is Midtown is on your two-wheeler.

Local Bike Shops

Guides, Trails & Biking Tips are available through the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.

Register Your Bike

The Sacramento Police Department and Midtown’s Council Member have partnered to bring a Bike Register program to Sacramento called “Ride on!” If your bike is stolen and is registered with the City of Sacramento, the police department can easily search registration records because your registered bicycle is cross-referenced by name as well as by serial number and registration number. A registered bike greatly increases the likelihood it will be returned to its owner.

Volunteer

Interested in getting involved? Volunteer with the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates to provide valet bike parking at the Midtown Farmers Market and other events or to support our placemaking program by counting bike-riders at Midtown intersections. Learn more here.

Bike Master Plan

http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Public-Works/Transportation/Programs-and-Services/Bicycling-Program

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A unique facet of Midtown is the rail line that cuts through the district between 19th & 20th Streets. But Safety always comes first.

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