The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) has as one of its major program goals to improve mobility in the South Bay. Current initiatives include managing the South Bay Measure R Highway Program, advocating South Bay perspectives on a broad range of mobility and sustainability at Metro and SCAG, promoting completion of the Crenshaw/LAX project, Metro LAX Connector and the Metro Green Line through the South Bay rail transit development program, hosting the South Bay Transit Operators Working Group, monitoring developments in mobility technology innovation and improving transportation options for seniors.  

South Bay Shared Mobility Action Plan

In 2006, California enacted Assembly Bill (AB) 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, which requires that GHGs be reduced to 1990 levels statewide by 2020. Executive Order S-3-05 established a long-term target to reduce emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. In 2016, California enacted Senate Bill (SB) 32 establishing an interim target to achieve reductions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ (SBCCOG) South Bay Shared Mobility Action Plan presents a set of innovative transportation strategies to guide SBCCOG, its members, residents, and local businesses on how to leverage shared mobility to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistent with the State of California’s goals.

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Slow Speed Network Strategic Plan for the South Bay 

This Sustainable Transportation Demonstration Project tests and develops strategies of the Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy. The approach to sustainable mobility arrived at here can in the future be replicated elsewhere in the County, as can the methodology to test and valuate recommended improvements and sustainability outcomes. The project's Evaluation Framework is key to replicability, allowing comparisons between case study areas. 

Metro’s Complete Streets policies provide direction on how to achieve safe access for all users of the roadway by placing a priority on non-car modes. Typically, these modes include pedestrians, bicycles and transit. The Slow Speed Network Strategy for the South Bay promotes complete Streets goals of livability, safety, sustainability and mobility by focusing on a wider range of users of roads and sidewalks, anticipating a future in which modes such as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, e-bikes, and other slow on-street mobility devices are widely used for transportation. These on-street slow modes have a strong symbiotic link to pedestrian activity - which is reinforced by a slow speed network strategy that considers the widest possible range of sidewalk modes, including wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters.

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Travel Pal

Funded by Metro as a two-year demonstration project, the South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ (SBCCOG) Smart Mobility Demonstration Project ran from 2016 through 2017 and was branded “South Bay Travel Pal.” In collaboration with transportation consultants, UrbanTrans North America, the SBCCOG’s pilot project tested the RideAmigos ‘UNITY Platform’ software as a mobility decision-making tool for events, venues, organizations, and individuals in the South Bay of Los Angeles County. 

The South Bay Travel Pal program was first conceived by the SBCCOG in 2012 as a pilot to test the viability of a software platform that combined travel options to help consumers make better mobility choices based on their trip purpose and trip origin/destination. The scope of the pilot project extended to all the South Bay cities of Los Angeles County which include: Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and the Harbor City/San Pedro/Wilmington communities of the City of Los Angeles, along with the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles Districts 2 and 4.

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Measure R South Bay Highway Program

The Measure R South Bay Highway Program (SBHP) was authorized in November 2008 when the voters of Los Angeles County approved a half cent sales tax increase for transportation improvements throughout the County. The Measure R Expenditure Plan includes a $906 million dollar, 30-year program to improve the operation and reduce delays on South Bay streets, highways, and freeways. The SBCCOG assists South Bay local jurisdictions and Caltrans agencies to develop and fund projects, recommends project priorities for the program to Metro, and assists Metro in the oversight of projects being delivered within the program.

Measure M Multi-Year Subregional Programs

The Measure M Multi-Year Subregional Programs (MSPs) were authorized in November 2016 when the voters of Los Angeles County approved a half cent sales tax increase for transportation improvements throughout the County. The Measure M Expenditure Plan includes three MSPs to improve the operation and reduce delays on South Bay streets, highways, and freeways and to increase mobility. The SBCCOG works with South Bay local jurisdictions/agencies and Caltrans to develop a five-year program of projects for each MSP. 

South Bay Regional Rail Projects

The SBCCOG advocates for extensions of the Metro Green Line, Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line, and the LAX-Metro Connector people mover projects in a manner that enhances the quality of life and regional connectivity for the South Bay.  For current information on the status of these regional rail projects, click here for the Green Line Extension, here for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line, and here for the LAX-Metro Connector project.

South Bay Cities Mobility Matrix Projects

L. A. Metro developed seven sub-regional Mobility Matrices in 2015 to identify a comprehensive list of sub-regional mobility projects and programs needed throughout Los Angeles County.  Metro intends to use the lists as input to its 2016 Long Range Transportation Plan Update. The South Bay Cities Mobility Matrix includes a list of projects recently completed, under construction, or funded along with an overview of the study area’s demographics.  This list is not prioritized, but rather presents a high-level inventory of the transportation facilities including highways, arterials, transit, bike/pedestrian, goods movement, and local use vehicles.

Here is the link to the final sub-regional Mobility Matrix report

Infrastructure Working Group

The SBCCOG Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) provides recommendations to the SBCCOG Steering Committee and Board of Directors on a broad range of South Bay infrastructure issues and programs. The IWG focuses on a wide range of public works issues and programs including transportation program management, energy management, street lighting, water and storm water management, solid waste management, funding for development and maintenance of infrastructure projects, and related regulatory and legislative issues that affect South Bay cities. South Bay Public Works and traffic engineering staff work to promote South Bay projects and identify funding opportunities. Although the IWG meets monthly, meetings are open to the public every other month and are limited to South Bay public agencies on the alternate months. The IWG meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30am at the Blue Water Grill (665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.) View IWG agenda packets here.







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