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.
The geographically and climatologically diverse Sacramento region faces a range of climate-related threats. Increasing extreme heat poses maintenance and operational issues for roadways, bridges and railways, particularly in the lower lying portions of the region. Wildfires and landslides present risks to the transportation system in the higher elevation areas. Higher extreme and average precipitation levels and changing snowmelt patterns could increase flooding and erosion on roadways in both the more mountainous areas and in downstream drainage basins.
The SACOG region, like the rest of California, is in a housing crisis because it has not been able to build enough housing to keep up with demand. In particular, our region has struggled to build enough multifamily housing products in existing communities. Building more is critical to housing our region’s service workers, teachers, and other working class households as well as to promote racial equity and reduce residential segregation.
As our Region continues to respond to COVID-19, many of our regional transit operators have temporarily reduced service.
SACOG provides planning support and a forum for coordination among the region’s public transit operators. Several projects and ongoing activities are underway to help plan and operate transit services to meet the region’s needs.
In addition, SACOG administers funding available under the Transportation Development Act (TDA), and coordinates other federal and state transit funding programs.
The mission of the TDM program is to reduce vehicle trips and miles traveled by implementing cost-effective and innovative programs, services, projects, strategies, and policies that encourage and enable people to change their travel behavior. This mission, and the goals below, were developed through the TDM strategic planning process in 2016. The three major goals of the program are to:
The goal of the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is to bridge the gap between today’s youth and local leaders. This program provides students from across the region the opportunity to learn about local and regional government, planning, civic engagement, professional development, and careers in the public sector. Participants will be able to meet and talk to elected officials, non-profit leaders, community activists and organizers, and more.