Getting to Golden 1 Center Goes Smoothly for Most Concertgoers

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SACRAMENTO -- Getting to the Paul McCartney concert at the Golden 1 Center wasn't as big a hassle as some thought it would be.

It's the news so many city and Kings team officials wanted to hear.

"So far traffic impacts are light, we know that we have a lot of garages sold out, and we have a lot of riders taking transit," said Captain Norm Leong with the Sacramento Police Department and RT Police Transit Services.

Some of those riders, like Dennis and Susan Hulett, are taking light rail for the first time.

"It was great. We got on at Consumnes River and it was fun," Susan said.

Others drove but gave themselves plenty of extra time.

"Parked some distance away on 10th, have a meal and then come see the art before it gets dark," said John Poswall.

Some planned out their parking hours in advance. A few got lucky and found those elusive 10-hour street parking spots. But there was one complaint about transportation.

"Sacramento, especially downtown being such a biking town, that had to be part of the equation," said Julie Christensen.

She wanted to ride her bicycle here, but couldn't find any information on where to lock it.

"I just didn't get a sense that if I rode my bike here, I mean look at all these people, that I would know 'OK, this is where you go to park your bike,'" Christensen explained.

But some got to the Golden 1 Center on bicycle... In the back of a rickshaw.

An option Christensen may explore when she returns.

It remains to be seen if getting out of the Golden 1 Center will be as easy as it was getting in.


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