Research on Effects of Transportation and Land Use-Related Policies
CARB staff collaborated with researchers at the University of California at Davis and University of Southern California to examine the existing scientific literature on the effects of key transportation- and land use-related policies as strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions. The goal of this effort is to help strengthen the technical underpinnings of regional planning processes, and identify important data gaps and research needs in support of SB 375.
The culmination of this collaborative effort is presented for each policy in the tables below. This includes two documents; a policy brief and a more detailed technical background document for practitioners. These materials may be used to help inform development of, and potential improvements to, the analytical models and tools used by metropolitan planning organizations and other public agencies for SB 375 implementation.
Susan Handy, Ph.D., UC Davis, discussed the results of research that support the policy briefs and technical background documents at a CARB research seminar held on October 7, 2014. More Information
|Highway Capacity and Induced Travel|
|Traffic Operations Strategies|
|Road User Pricing|
|Employer-Based Trip Reduction|
|Fleet Turnover Strategies|
|Traffic Incident Clearance Program|
|Voluntary Travel Behavior Change Programs|
Land Use-Related Policies
|Distance to Transit (Transit Access)|