This paper presents results from a 2018 survey of local planners about an impending transition in California’s environmental review law, which will require planners to evaluate land development projects for their effects on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rather than automobile level-of-service (LOS).
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.
Researchers reviewed the existing literature on autonomous vehicles (AVs) in shared and private ownership scenarios and assessed the benefits inherent to AVs (regardless of ownership model) as well as of the benefits and challenges of AV-sharing in rural areas relative to urban areas.
The key objective of this contract is to inform the California Air Resources Board on the quickly evolving transportation patterns resulting from the deployment and adoption of emerging transportation technologies, and the disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify opportunities for reduction of vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation.
This research investigates these two crucial components of climate mitigation that have proven to be politically obstinate. Three studies will focus on the context in which land use and transportation policies are created – the "who, what, and why" of political influence – in order to better understand the barriers to and opportunities for policy change.