New Video on using transit, walking and bicycling in the region
511: Comprehensive Sacramento Region Travel Information
511 provides access to information about all modes of travel: traffic conditions for commuters, bus and light rail information for more than 20 transit agencies, paratransit services for the elderly and disabled, ridesharing information and information on commuting by bike. The telephone service is available in English and Spanish.
Sacramento Region Bicycle-Friendly Businesses
Bicycle-friendly businesses are retail and commercial enterprises, public agencies, schools, hospitals and nonprofit organizations in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties that encourage bicycling for everyday transportation.
Fill out a short form and find out if you qualify as a Bicycle-Friendly Business. Qualifying businesses will be recognized at the May is Bike Month kick off event, in press releases, and on multiple websites.
Online Bicycle Trip Planner
A regional online bicycle trip planner is now available, developed using local agency data, advocacy input, and public feedback.
The trip planner offers several exciting benefits to Sacramento Region, including user-based information, frequent data updates, and a community discussion forum.
Start planning your routes for May is Bike Month using the Online Trip Planner.
511 Traveler Information Map
SACOG is proud to announce the beta version of an interactive Traveler Information Map, with real-time information on Sacramento Regional Transit, Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains, traffic video, chain control information (Highway 50 and I-80), electronic sign messages, current speeds, and accidents. Users may also select to see planned road work or information for commercial truckers.
Over the next two years, additional transit providers will be added to the map, along with real-time location and schedule estimate updates. All the displayed information will also become available on the regional 511 telephone system early next year. By late 2010/early 2011, we hope to add all Caltrans chain control information. Information on accidents affecting major local roads and many more traffic video images will all be available from this single source.
This effort is being supported by the local city, county and state transportation managers, and the region's transit providers. See the map.
Sacramento Region 511 serves El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. The number also links callers to 511 services in the Bay Area, Nevada and Oregon, as well as Butte and Glenn counties.
Remember, if you want to know about traffic, transit, rideshare, and bicycling, call 511 or visit www.sacregion511.org.