Technical Assistance Programs
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.
SB 743 Implementation Tools and Technical Support
SACOG is committed to providing ongoing modeling and data support to member agencies for SB 743 implementation. A SB 743 local agency working group was formed to provide a regional forum for information sharing, project implementation, CEQA streaming and implementation of assistance grants. As part of the implementation assistance project, models and tools to preform VMT estimation were reviewed and VMT estimation methodologies were documented. The following links include documents and tools to help support SB 743 implementation and analysis.
Areas that encourage walking and biking typically contain a combination of the streetscape, adjacent development, and how it all comes together to influence the surrounding community. With these correlations in mind, Active Design works to improve health outcomes by designing spaces that promote and facilitate regular physical activity. Local governments, developers, and residents can explore applying an Active Design approach at the project level through this technical assistance program.
Complete Streets: Policy to Practice Cycle
Complete Streets policies and designs promote infrastructure that better supports the complex mix of transportation modes and users found in the transportation system. In part a reaction to car-dominated planning and engineering found across the U.S. in the post-WWII period, Complete Streets projects work to promote safe, economically vibrant, and active communities through expanded transportation choices and placemaking.