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University of California, Davis Long-Range Development Plan: A Davis Smart Mobility Model



Suggested Citation:
Shaheen, Susan A., Caroline J. Rodier, Rachel S. Finson (2003) University of California, Davis Long-Range Development Plan: A Davis Smart Mobility Model. Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series (UCB-ITS-PRR-2003-28)

The goal of the Smart Mobility Model project was to optimize individual mobility options through improved connectivity among modes, enhanced techniques to link land-use planning and transportation system design, advanced information technologies, and clean-fuel vehicles. The California PATH/Caltrans partnership with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) was initiated after campus planners expressed interest in learning how innovative mobility services and technologies (such as carsharing and smart parking management) might help to alleviate the transportation impacts of a campus expansion, expected to result in the arrival of more than 9,000 additional students, staff, and faculty in the coming decade. The campus is in the midst of a multi-year process to approve a Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) that will guide all aspects of this expansion. The study also focused on residents and impacts on Davis and the surrounding region.

Additional project supporters included: UC Davis Office of Resource Management and Planning, UC Davis Student Housing, and UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services. The UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies was also a project partner.

This report reflects analyses completed under Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 4144 and 4302 and the UC Davis campus survey. This report includes the following sections:
  • The UC Davis campus-planning environment including a description of the campus long-range development plan.
  • A summary of innovative mobility options and their potential opportunities and barriers associated in the context of the campus-planning environment.
  • Focus group results, reflecting response of UC Davis participants to a range of innovative mobility options.
  • A simulation analysis of innovative mobility options favored by focus group participants to estimate potential future reductions in auto travel and emissions as well as increases in net economic benefits.
  • A summary of the results of the UC Davis Travel Survey to assess current travel patterns and needs.
  • A narrowed list of innovative mobility options that reflect the results of the focus groups, simulation study, and survey.
  • Conclusions about the need for innovative mobility services in the community and near term prospects.