Susan Handy
Professor


How to reach me...

Department of Environmental Science and Policy
2130 Wickson Hall
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA  95616
530-752-5878 (office)
530-752-3350 (FAX)
e-mail:  slhandy@ucdavis.edu

Office hours...

By appointment via email

 

Courses...

TTP220 Transportation Policy and Planning

Spring 2014

ESP 171 Urban and Regional Planning

Spring 2014

TTP 282 Transportation Orientation Seminar

Fall 2013

 

I take graduate students through the following graduate groups at UC Davis…

§   Transportation Technology and Policy Program

§   Graduate Group in Ecology – Environmental Policy Area of Emphasis

§   Graduate Group in Geography

§   Civil and Environmental Engineering – Transportation Planning and Design

 

 

More about me… 

I am a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California at Davis, where I teach in the Environmental Policy and Planning major and in the Transportation Technology and Policy Program. I am also the director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, part of the federal university transportation centers program.  My research focuses on the relationships between transportation and land use, particularly the impact of land use on travel behavior, and on strategies for reducing automobile dependence.   My recent work includes a series of studies on bicycling in Davis, including an exploration of the formation of attitudes towards bicycling and a study of factors affecting bicycling to high school, in addition to projects for the California Air Resources Board and Caltrans on the impacts of “smart growth” strategies on vehicle travel.  I serve on the Committee on Women’s Transportation Issues and am an associate editor of the newly launched Journal of Transport & Health (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-transport-and-health/) .  I received my B.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University (1984), my M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University (1987), and my Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley (1992).

Not so current CV… 

 

 

Selected papers and reports...

Search for my publications on the Institute of Transportation Studies publication page!  Also check my not so current CV.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif How to increase bicycling for daily travel.  Active Living Research Brief.  May, 2013.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Community Design and Travel Behavior: Exploring the Implications for Women.  In Research on Women’s Travel Issues: Report of a Conference, Conference Proceedings 35, Transportation Research Board, 2006.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Which Comes First? The Neighborhood or the Walking?  Access magazine, Fall 2005, with Pat Mokhtarian

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif  Critical Assessment of the Literature on the Relationships Among Transportation, Land Use, and Physical Activity  Resource paper for TRB Special Report 282:  DOES THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE PHYSICAL ACTIVTIY?  EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE, written by the Transportation Research Board and Institute of Medicine Committee on Physical Activity, Health, Transportation, and Land Use, January 2005.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Driving by Choice or Necessity?  Final version published in Transportation Research A

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif  Community Design and Physical Activity:  What Do We Know? – and what DON’T we know?  Presented at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences conference on“Obesity and the Built Environment: Improving Public Health through Community Design,” Washington, DC, May 2004

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Driving Less, Access magazine, Fall 2003

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Smart Growth and The Transportation-Land Use Connection: What Does the Research Tell Us?   Final version published in International Regional Science Review

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif  The Education of Transportation Planning Professionals  Published in  Transportation Research Record, 2002, with Lisa Weston, Jumin Song, and Maria Lane

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Accessibility- vs. Mobility-Enhancing Strategies for Addressing Automobile Dependence in the U.S.  Written for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, 2002

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif A Guide to Success for Small Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations Prepared for the Texas Department of Transportation, August 2002

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Evaluating Neighborhood Accessibility: Possibilities and Practicalities  Published in the Journal of Transportation and Statistics, 2002, with Kelly Clifton

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Understanding the Growth in Non-Work VMT  Research report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, August 2002, with Kelly Clifton and Andrew DeGarmo

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif Qualitative Research Methods in Travel Behaviour Research  in Transport Survey Quality and Innovation, 2003, with Kelly Clifton

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif The Effectiveness of Land Use Policies as a Strategy for Reducing Automobile Dependence:  A Study of Austin Neighborhoods  Research report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, August 1998, with Janice Fisher and Kelly Clifton

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/images/bjpdt5.gif The Impacts of Telecommunications Technologies on Nonwork Travel Behavior Research report for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, January 1997, with Tom Yantis

 

Suggestions for Davis visitors…                 It is easy to rent bikes in Davis within a short walk of the train station (not yet at the train station, but I think that’ll happen one of these days).   Bike shops I recommend are Ken’s and B&L.  You’ll want to bike the 12-mile Davis Bike Loop, probably with a side trip around the North Davis Greenbelt.  Other highlights along the way are Village Homes  and the West Village project (http://westvillage.ucdavis.edu/) as well as many sites on the UC Davis campus, especially the Arboretum and the eggheads .  The Davis Bike Map is available free in the bike shops and on-line.   See DavisWiki for all kinds of information about Davis. 

  


 

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