Purpose & Process


Neighborhood Villages

About 38% of all trips in the region are three miles or less. That is a short enough distance that can be covered by walking or biking, but more than 78% of these trips are made by driving. While convenient, driving for short distances can cause unnecessary congestion and pollution.

Neighborhood Villages, which are referred to by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) as “Neighborhood Mobility Areas,” or NMAs represent targeted areas in the City to encourage transportation alternatives. These areas are characterized by homes surrounded by local retail establishments with short blocks and multiple intersections to improve safety and access.

As part of the General Plan update, the City and residents will collaborate to define neighborhood villages, identify street improvements, and explore transportation alternatives to create a vibrant and sustainable community.