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Passengers using a rail line

The City of Sacramento recognizes the importance of developing a first class, efficient, multi-modal transportation network that minimizes impacts to the environment and neighborhoods.

Reducing vehicle trips and vehicle miles traveled by increasing the availability, efficiency, and appeal of alternative 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.


  • Reduce communitywide vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita 7% by 2020 and 16% by 2035.
  • Reduce GHG emissions from the City’s municipal vehicle fleet fuel by an average of 3% per year between 2005 and 2020.

What's being done

  • Expand pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure
  • Improve and increase transit services by working with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), Regional Transit, and other transit providers
  • Increase use of traffic calming measures to improve safety
  • Use Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology to improve traffic flow and fuel economy
  • Encourage the use of smart commuting choices to reduce peak hour congestion
  • Support electric vehicles and other emerging transportation technologies
  • Use technology to monitor and improve City fleet performance and efficiency
  • Expand use of alternate fuels in City fleet, including electric vehicles.
  • Implement in-region solid waste disposal plan to reduce heavy truck VMT.
  • Continue to incentivize smart commuting choices for City employees.

For more information see the Climate Action Plan Chapter 4, Strategy 2.

For more information on transportation and City Operations, see the Phase 1 Climate Action Plan.


What can I do?

Walk, bike, take transit, and carpool to reduce your driving whenever you can.

Look for home locations close to where you work. Check to measure your current or potential future home’s walkability.

If you need to drive, practice “eco-driving” to improve your fuel efficiency.

Support the City’s sustainable land use initiatives (hyperlink to the Sustainable Land Use page)