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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.

Transportation-Related Policies

Policy  Research Results
Car SharingPolicy Brief  new sign
Background Technical Document  new sign
Eco-Driving Policy Brief  new sign
Background Technical Document  new sign
Parking Pricing Policy Brief 
Background Technical Document 
Road User Pricing Policy Brief 
Background Technical Document
Employer-Based Trip Reduction Policy Brief 
Background Technical Document
Pedestrian Strategies Policy Brief
Background Technical Document
Bicycle Strategies

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

Land Use-Related Policies

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


To provide your comments on the results of the U.C. research, please click here.


For questions, please contact:

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

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