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What is Mobility

Mobility is the movement of people and goods. It is a measure of your ability to move freely through the community to get where you want to go. Mobility is influenced by a range of factors, including convenience, cost, safety, comfort, and speed.

Why is it important that we address mobility through this update?

The City of Sacramento recognizes the importance of developing an efficient, multi-modal transportation network that minimizes impacts to the environment and neighborhoods.
Reducing vehicle trips and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by increasing the availability, efficiency, and appeal of active forms of transportation, such as walking, biking, public transit, and other options will help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve air quality, resulting in improved public health and quality of life.

Transportation accounts for over 56% of greenhouse gas emissions in Sacramento, and over half of the trips accounted for are trips taken alone in a car. If we are going to meet our climate goals locally and globally, Sacramento is going to need to make big shifts in the ways that we get around. In addition to planning for more active transportation (walking and biking) and transit (bus and light rail) ridership, we also need to plan for new modes of transportation such as transportation network companies (TNCs, such as Lyft and Uber), autonomous vehicles, and shared bike and scooter systems. Most importantly, we need to make sure our transportation system serves everyone from all parts of the city in an equitable and just way.

Road Safety

Between 2009 and 2015, 151 people lost their lives on Sacramento’s streets. As part of its Vision Zero strategy, the City of Sacramento has committed to working collaboratively in a data-driven effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2027.

People walking in Sacramento are disproportionately impacted by unsafe conditions on our streets. Thirteen percent of all trips in Sacramento are made on foot, but 40% of all fatal crashes in the City involve a pedestrian.