This page last reviewed May 18, 2017

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


Investigators at the University of California at Davis and at the University of Southern California utilized existing research to identify 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 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.  

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

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




For questions or comments on this research, please contact:

Amy Volz
Sustainable Communities Policy and Planning Section
Transportation Planning Branch at (916) 445-0098

preload