Multimodal and Active Transportation
Safe Routes to School Education and Encouragement
Staff and partners are organizing a Safe Routes to School Summit and follow-up workshops to help sustain new and continuing Safe Routes to School programs in the region.
Online Bicycle Trip Planner
Staff is working with a programmer to update the online bicycle trip planner with a new application that allows users to easily map bicycle routes to desired destinations.
SACOG has partnered with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Sacramento Regional Transit District, the City of Sacramento, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, the cities of West Sacramento and Davis, UC Davis, the Yolo County Transportation District, and the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District to help plan asystem for the Sacramento area.
SACOG has developed a pilot bicycle data collection program (CycleSac) to help inform bicycle infrastructure planning and bicycle project evaluation standards to help guide future regional funding rounds.
Active Transportation Program
The first round of this regional funding program was implemented collaboratively between SACOG, El Dorado County Transportation Commission, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, and an 11-member multidisciplinary working group, comprised of volunteers with expertise in bicycle and pedestrian transportation, engineering, public health, Safe Routes to School, transit, air quality, community groups, and land use planning. The first round (2014) awarded $9.8 million to 10 project applicants and the second round (2015) awarded $9.6 million to 7 project applicants. Round 3 of Active Transportation funding is currently under way for 2016.
Regional Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Master Plan
Active Design Transportation Technical Assistance
Through funding from the 3rd round of California Strategic Growth Council grants, technical assistance will be provided to cities, counties, developers, public health staff, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders on advancing healthy communities through active design, transportation policies, plans, and implementation. The assistance team includes SACOG staff, traffic engineering experts, Sacramento County sustainability and public health staff, WALKSacramento and Design 4 Active Sacramento.
Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs)
To begin to implement a regional infrastructure plan to encourage the use of clean PEVs, SACOG is currently working with the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) to design and install a series of fast charging stations in the SMUD service territory, funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program
SACOG’s Regional TDM program promotes alternative modes of transportation (carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, bicycling, walking, and telecommuting) for all types of trips through the Sac Region Commuter Club website, 511 telephone number, sacregion511.org website, broad partnerships, and planning and outreach efforts that support these modes.