Technical Assistance Programs


Technical Assistance for Community Revitalization
MTP/SCS Implementation in Different Places

Infill and redevelopment, mixed-use development, pedestrian and bike-friendly main streets, thriving businesses, transit as an asset, community engagement, safe streets and public spaces—the combination and permutations of these goals and objectives are as varied as the communities in the Sacramento region. Our communities include small cities with fewer resources, mature suburbs, rural and agricultural towns, urban cities and downtowns, and disadvantaged neighborhoods. Among them all are common themes of planning, economic development and infrastructure challenges…but solutions still need to be tailored to each community.

With generous funding from a Strategic Growth Council Sustainable Communities Planning Grant (3rd round), SACOG brings technical assistance programs to help our member cities and counties identify your unique community revitalization solutions. 


May Working Group Meeting
Project planning for the future of transportation

With SB 743 shifting the metrics from level of service to vehicle miles traveled as a basis for determining significant impacts of projects, how can planners and engineers approach projects and achieve positive outcomes? (SB 743 Implementation Presentation)

What are the opportunities to use the new metrics to plan and design retrofits to your existing roadways to reduce VMT, as well as exemptions and mitigations? (Place Types, Street Typologies, & Layered Networks Presentation)


Announcing the Complete Streets Corridor Working Group Topics for 2017
Monthly sessions for placemaking and economic vitality

The Complete Streets Corridor Working Group has identified the top priority topics for breaking down barriers to retrofitting infill corridors through this 2017 series. Interested cities and counties are invited to send a team of public works and planning staff to participate.

  • March: Vision Zero
  • April: Economics of Infill and Redevelopment
  • May: Project Planning for the Future of Transportation

March Working Group Meeting
Vision Zero

What is Vision Zero? How can you collaborate to make decisions about a safer built environment to reduce injuries and fatalities and improve traffic safety? (presentation)

What is the City of Sacramento doing with Vision Zero, and what can local cities and counties learn from their data analysis? (presentation)

The working group examined the Vision Zero process and examples of this effort in other cities.


February Working Group Meeting

At the February meeting the working group defined a set of complete streets implementation challenges and selected a transportation engineering consultant to guide the working group through solutions to these challenges.  

As part of this effort, the consultant and working group will examine five case study corridors throughout the region that represent the range of complete streets challenges in the region.


Developing healthy communities
Free outreach and design technical assistance available

Community engagement in Sacramento

WalkSacramento/Design 4 Active Sacramento is offering free project-based technical assistance for local agencies and community organizations throughout the entire SACOG region (flier). The technical assistance will advance implementation of plans and policies that support active design, health, and transportation improvements across the region by way of the program’s goals: