Induced Vehicle Travel in the Environmental Review Process
Empirical research shows that expanded roadway capacity attracts more vehicles. However, environmental impact assessments of roadway expansion projects often ignore, underestimate, or mis-estimate this induced travel effect and overestimate potential congestion relief benefits. This presentation will cover an online tool developed by UC Davis to facilitate estimation of induced vehicle travel impacts of roadway capacity expansion projects. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jamey Volker is a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.