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Sacramento adopted its second Sustainable Communities Strategy in February 2016, and ClimatePlan is now monitoring its implementation.

Learn more about the SCS and Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) here and here.

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Quick Fact

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

Partners in the Region

American Lung Association in California
California League of Conservation Voters
Coalition on Regional Equity (CORE)
Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS)
Housing CA
Local Government Commission
Planning and Conservation League
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA)
Sacramento Housing Alliance




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