Spatially Focused Travel Survey Data Collection and Analysis: Closing Data Gaps for SB 375 Implementation

This research will help close a crucial data gap in land use-travel behavior studies. Current estimates of land use-travel behavior relationships are typically based on average effects for metropolitan areas or larger geographies. That gives little insight into the effect of small-area land use policies such as targeted infill development, transit-oriented land uses near stations, or similarly localized policies. In California, Senate Bill (SB) 375 requires that metropolitan planning organizations incorporate land use-transportation planning, but existing travel diary surveys have very few observations in transportation planning, but existing travel diary surveys have very few observations in areas of policy interest. This research will obtain a large number of travel diary surveys in small neighborhoods of high policy relevance for SB 375, providing data that will assist in SB 375 and related policy development. In addition to data and analysis that will directly benefit greenhouse gas emission reduction policy, the methods developed in this research will advance efforts toward low-cost, rapid travel data collection that can be used in before-and-after transportation program evaluations.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  USA  95843

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)

      University of California, Berkeley
      2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
      Berkeley, CA  USA  94720-1782
    • Principal Investigators:

      Boarnet, Marion

    • Start Date: 20100801
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27974

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463742
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
    • Contract Numbers: 7487
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:29PM