Public Involvement

Overview Monica Hernández

Public Involvement

What We Heard

Through a series of public workshops and opinion polls, we considered transportation and land use choices and how the decisions made will shape our future.

  • Participants generally feel that the region is about the same as a few years ago or becoming an even better place to live.
  • Most residents felt that recreational areas, services, and the commercial businesses they frequent are now more accessible by walking and biking than ever.
  • Most residents felt that walking and biking routes, roadway driving conditions, and public transit are increasingly more safe.
  • However, most residents feel that regional transportation is an issue, although less so than in the past (compared to 2007).
  • From a list of priorities, participants rated less greenhouse gas emissions from cars, reduced vehicle miles traveled in heavy traffic, and increased trips by transit, bike, and walk as most important.
  • Most participants rated increased funding for the existing road and highway system and existing bus and light rail system as very important.
  • When asked about funding tradeoffs, most residents supported investment in road repair and transit service.
  • In regard to transportation choices, most residents were concerned with traffic congestion, the lack of public transit service, and the limited bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
Post Monica Hernández

Public Participation Plan

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is committed to effectively involving the public in its transportation planning and programming activities. As part of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2035, SACOG developed a new Public Participation Plan (PPP).

The PPP is a requirement that must be met prior to adopting the MTP in order to comply with the federal transportation act, SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users).

The PPP has three purposes: