If there’s anything that’s synonymous with Davis, California, it’s bicycles. Heralded as the “Bicycling Capital of America,” Davis was the first city in the country to install separate bike lanes 50 years ago, has more bike lanes per capita than any U.S. municipality, boasts the nation’s highest bicycling commute mode share, and is home to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
ITS-Davis researchers and those throughout UC Davis have played a leading role in making the university a living laboratory for the study of bicycling. Now their research is all collected together at a new website.
Four decades of insights by UC Davis researchers on bicycling as an increasingly important mode of transportation with benefits for both human health and the environment comprise the recently launched UC Davis Bicycle Research Collection. The collection covers a wide array of research topics, including bicycling behavior, dynamics, infrastructure, and policy.
The debut of the site by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), led by ITS-Davis, couldn’t have been timelier, with the City of Davis hosting the 2017 International Cycling Safety Conference on September 20-23. The first time the event is being held outside of Europe, the prestigious conference draws international attendees discussing the key emerging issues on bicycling safety. The NCST is an institutional sponsor of the conference, and the NCST Director Susan Handy is one of the conference organizers along with fellow UC Davis professors Jason Moore, Deb Niemeier, and Mont Hubbard, professor emeritus. (UC Davis has posted a news article on the conference and its focus, along with the university’s involvement.)
“We’re proud to launch this impressive collection of high-level bicycle research performed here at the university, just as international experts on cycling safety convene in Davis,” said Handy. “Our goal is to make this new website a living repository of the latest UC Davis studies on active transportation research.”
To go to the UC Davis Bicycle Research Collection, click here.