Authors: Susan Shaheen, Ph.D, Caroline Rodier, Rachel Finson
Date Published: October 31, 2003
Abstract: The goal of the Davis Smart Mobility Model project is 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.