Active Transportation

Overview

Active Transportation

Active transportation refers to human-powered transportation, such as walking, biking, using a wheelchair, in-line skating, or skateboarding. It is a critical component in developing and implementing sustainable community strategies, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing public health and making the six-county Sacramento region a more enjoyable place to live, work and play. As of 2018, the Sacramento region is home to 495 miles of multi-use paths, 2 miles of separated bike lanes, 1,270 miles of bike lanes, and 216 miles of bike routes — all of which are used for transportation and recreational purposes.

SACOG serves as a forum for bicycle and pedestrian planning activities throughout the region to enable information flows regarding best practices, lessons learned, and sharing innovations for new projects and programs in the region.