SACOG’s Mode Shift call for projects closed on November 30, 2022.
The program received nine project applications representing
$1,674,000 of need for projects and programs (see application log). The
funding recommendation will be shared in February
Planning partners have asked questions about the SACOG Mode Shift
funding program to invest in, test, and expand new and existing
programs that reduce car trips, provide new mobility solutions,
and make options like biking, walking, taking transit, and
sharing rides the easy choice for all types of trips. These
questions and answers are shared below; more will be added as the
questions are identified.
To better understand the impacts of the Mode Shift program, SACOG
asks grant awardees to evaluate their projects based on goals and
objectives that meet the program’s intent. Each project sponsor
will identify goals and performance measures that highlight
anticipated outcomes of the project. Project sponsors are asked
to identify what your performance measures would be if their
project was awarded funding, but do not need to collect any
project-specific data before funds are awarded.
SACOG is available to support project sponsors in identifying
goals and objectives as well as identifying tools and strategies
for gathering data.
The staff recommendations for the 2023 State Active
Transportation Program were adopted at the December California
Transportation Commission meeting. Almost $84 million will flow
to the region for eight projects that will increase people’s
ability to walk, bike, and roll safely to their daily
SACOG’s Mode Shift program will invest in, test, and expand new
and existing programs that reduce car trips, provide new mobility
solutions, and make options like biking, walking, taking transit,
and sharing rides the easy choice for all types of trips. In
addition, the program seeks to further racial equity through
projects and programs that directly reach and engage
low-income, disabled, and/or communities of color to address
their community’s transportation needs.