Sacramento adopted its second Sustainable Communities Strategy in February 2016, and ClimatePlan is now monitoring its implementation.
SACOG estimates that the new plan will help the region’s residents drive less:
“Bucking historic trends of increasing miles of driving, the MTP/SCS shows a 6% decline in per-capita VMT [vehicle miles traveled].”
— 2016 MTP/SCS Executive Summary
About the Region
The six-county Sacramento region is currently home to more than 2 million residents, and is expected to grow to more than 3.3 million by 2035.
It’s estimated that Sacramento motorists spend 36 hours a year sitting in traffic, but if the Sustainable Communities Strategy is implemented, residents will have more choices: safer walking and biking, and efficient and convenient transit.
SB 375 greenhouse-gas emissions reduction targets:
– 7% per capita reduction for 2020
– 16% per capita reduction for 2035