The NCST produces two-page Policy Briefs to help summarize and synthesize findings from its research and to highlight the policy and/or practice implications in an easy-to-understand, accessible style and format.
Researchers at UC Davis reviewed published studies to summarize the range of household- and community-level benefits that can be realized by reducing car dependence in California. This policy brief summarizes the findings of that work.
This policy brief summarizes findings from researchers who used existing modeling tools and data to understand the potential market demand for a first-mile transit access service in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This policy brief summarizes findings from two projects that simulated traffic patterns along a section of Interstate 710 near the Ports of Long Beach/Los Angeles, and the use of variable speed limit and lane change control systems to evaluate the potential traffic impacts of these systems.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a UC Davis study where researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of existing inter-city transit service in rural disadvantaged communities in California’s San Joaquin Valley to hypothetical ridesharing and carsharing services.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a study of how the change to using VMT rather than LOS to measure land use projects' transportation impacts affects the approval process for urban development.
This research brief summarizes the associated project, which developed a methodology that combines urban metabolism and life cycle assessment to examine the life cycle impacts of hardscapes at the urban scale rather than at the product or project scale.
To inform the optimal design of programs to price road use/damage, emissions, and congestion, researchers at UC Davis reviewed published studies, examined existing programs, and investigated potential design choices for such programs. This policy brief summarizes the findings from that study.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a white paper that provided the rationale for turning failing shopping malls with large footprints into mixed-use housing, then providing or enhancing transit to these redevelopment projects, which could result in successful TODs.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a study that looked at (i) the effect of different factors on life cycle emissions; (ii) the impact of excluding life cycle emissions from policies; and (iii) potential strategies that might be used to effectively incorporate life cycle emissions in light-duty vehicle GHG policy.
This policy brief summarizing findings from the study which investigated fuel cell vehicle buyers in California and compared them to battery electric vehicle owners, with the hope of understanding why some households choose a FCV rather than a BEV.
This study examines whether bikeshare systems have targeted specific populations and quantitatively assesses the potential for bikeshare systems to provide greater accessibility for underserved communities.