The Future of Travel Demand
September 16, 2015
University of Souther California, Lewis Hall
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Handy – Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation; Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis
To meet California’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reductions in driving will be necessary. But how will the state’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations meet their targets for reductions in vehicle-miles traveled (VMT)? This presentation looks at three of the many questions raised by this challenge: Will the recent downturn in VMT take care of problem? If not, which of the possible strategies are likely to help the most? In particular, will the current bicycling craze make a difference? One thing that is certain is the need for a multifaceted approach to reducing VMT.
This seminar is sponsored by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.