Active transportation is any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, or even skateboarding. These modes of transportation promote physical activity and reduce air pollution, while encouraging residents to connect with their surroundings and become less reliant on cars.
In 2012, SJCOG developed the Regional Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Master Plan. This regional plan for San Joaquin County serves as a guide to planning, developing, and managing a regional bicycle and pedestrian network. The goals of the plan include:
- Increasing bicycle and pedestrian mobility throughout San Joaquin County
- Improving bicycle, pedestrian, and school access safety
- Increasing education and awareness of bicycling and walking in San Joaquin County
- Addressing congestion near schools and on the Regional Congestion Management Program Network
Additionally, the plan identifies bikeways and pedestrian projects of regional significance and includes an implementation and funding strategy to help agencies involved in the implementation of the plan.
In order to support the priorities identified in the plan, SJCOG is responsible for administering, federal, state, and local funds to implement active transportation projects throughout the region. Learn more about funding for active transportation projects in San Joaquin County: