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Senate Bill 375 - Research on Impacts of Transportation and Land Use-Related Policies


ARB staff continues its work in a second round of studies that are underway to update and add to the set of papers previously prepared by researchers at the University of California at Irvine and Davis.  For this new round, investigators at the University of California at Davis and at the University of Southern California will build upon the identification of the impacts on vehicle use and greenhouse gas emissions of key transportation and land use policies based on the scientific literature.  The goal of this continuing research is to help strengthen the technical underpinnings of SB 375 and to identify important data gaps and research needs. This information may be used to help inform development of and potential improvements to the models and tools used by MPOs and others for SB 375 implementation.

The results of the research are presented in two papers for each policy in the table below: a policy brief and a more detailed technical background document for practitioners.  The university investigators are continuing to assess additional policies.  Their results will be posted as they become available.

Susan Handy, Ph.D., UC Davis, discussed the research on the set of policy briefs and technical background documents completed as of October 2014 at an October 7, 2014 ARB research seminar.  Video of the seminar, the presentation slides, and other related materials are available here.

Transportation-Related Policies

Policy  Research Results
Traffic Operations StrategiesPolicy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
RoundaboutsPolicy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Fleet Turnover StrategiesPolicy Brief new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Gas PricePolicy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Highway Capacity and Induced TravelPolicy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Car SharingPolicy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Eco-Driving Policy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Parking Pricing Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  
Road User Pricing Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document UPDATED!
Employer-Based Trip Reduction Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  UPDATED!
Pedestrian Strategies Policy Brief UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  UPDATED!
Bicycle Strategies

Policy Brief UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  UPDATED!
Transit Service Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document UPDATED!
Telecommuting
Policy Brief
Technical Background Document
Voluntary Travel Behavior Change Programs Policy Brief
Technical Background Document
Traffic Incident Clearance Programs
Policy Brief
Technical Background Document

Land Use-Related Policies

Policy  Research Results
Employment DensityPolicy Brief  new sign
Technical Background Document  new sign
Residential Density Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  UPDATED!
Distance to Transit (Transit Access) Policy Brief 
Technical Background Document
Land-Use Mix Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  UPDATED!
Network Connectivity Policy Brief  UPDATED!
Technical Background Document  UPDATED!
Regional Accessibility Policy Brief 
Technical Background Document
Jobs-Housing Balance
Policy Brief UPDATED!
Technical Background Document UPDATED!




For questions or comments on this research, please contact:

Jennifer Gray
Sustainable Communities Policy and Planning Section
Transportation Planning Branch at (916) 327-0027

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