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.

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Final Sacramento Region Trail Network Action Plan
Board requested to approve strategies in August

Following a public comment period in July 2022, the final Sacramento Region Trail Network Action Plan has been released. The Transportation Committee will review the staff recommendation to approve the regional coordination strategies for projects in the regional trail network at the August 4, 2022, meeting (agenda online)

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May is Bike Month

National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to giving biking a try. Every May, cyclists in the Sacramento region pledge to ride their bikes and log bike miles on the May is Bike Month website for the chance to win prizes.

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Cycle Sac
Four years of bike route data across six counties

From 2014 to 2018, people riding bikes in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties used CycleSac to provide better information about what biking is like in our region. This information was shared with planners to support more informed decisions around infrastructure investments to meet demands and help keep riders safe.

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Regional Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan

The Regional Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan envisions a complete transportation system that supports healthy living and active communities where bicycling and walking are viable and popular travel choices in a comprehensive, safe, and convenient network. The 2018 update provides the latest information on planned and existing bikeway networks for use in the Project Performance Assessment data tool. The GIS data layers can also be accessed through the Open Data Portal.

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

SACOG’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) acts as an advisory committee to the SACOG staff regarding plans and priorities for active transportation projects and programs, and serves as a forum for information sharing between regional and local transportation professionals. The Committee is comprised of about 80 members made up of representatives from local government and nonprofit groups involved in bicycle and pedestrian planning, as well as local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups.

The Committee meets on an ad hoc basis. Sign up to receive free e-mail notifications of posted Committee agendas.