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.
To improve system performance, safety, sustainability, and reliability by ensuring efficient investments in regional smart transportation projects.
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.
SACOG is a member of the Megaregion Working Group, comprised of elected officials who represent the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), and SACOG. The group is tackling how people and goods move throughout the 16-county Northern California megaregion.
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 Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) provides young leaders of the Sacramento region a resource to gain additional leadership skills, an overall understanding of local government processes, and critical thinking skills regarding racial justice within planning and the public sector, all through a fun and welcoming environment. YLA is focused on providing our young leaders broader tools and skillsets that can be applied to any work path they choose, whether its planning, health, skilled jobs, food, education, etc., students will leave with an understanding that all our systems are interco