The Davis Bicycle Studies (07-08 funding)

As a means of transportation and as a form of physical activity, bicycling generates benefits to the bicyclist as well as to the community as a whole. Bicycling now accounts for less than 1 percent of all trips for all purposes in the U.S., but evidence from other western countries suggests that under the right conditions, bicycling levels can be significantly higher. The experience of Davis, California suggests that it is possible to create conditions conducive to higher levels of bicycling in the U.S. However, the extent to which bicycling policy has contributed to bicycling levels in Davis has not been rigorously assessed. This project aims to fill that gap through cross-sectional and quasi-longitudinal studies of bicycling behavior in Davis and comparison communities designed to determine the influence of bicycle infrastructure and mixed-use land use patterns relative to individual preferences, community culture, and other factors. This project focuses on the analysis of data collected using an on-line survey in Davis and five comparison cities in early fall 2006 and the development of a survey of students at Davis High and selected comparison schools. This project completes Phase 1 and begins Phase 2 of the Davis Bicycle Studies.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Principal Investigators:

      Handy, Susan

    • Start Date: 20071001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15025

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01464782
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center/Institute of Transportation Studies
    • Contract Numbers: R02-4
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:49PM