EVENT: The Future of Travel Demand with Susan Handy

The Future of Travel Demand with Susan Handy

Auto use is growing globally, along with the environmental and societal problems it generates, climate change most notably. A recent slowdown in the growth in vehicle-miles-traveled in the U.S. and Europe, however, has raised hopes that some parts of the world may have reached “peak driving.”  What is behind this recent slowdown, and is it a true or temporary peak?  Answering these questions requires a close look at the behavior underlying these trends and at the numerous economic, technological, and cultural changes that are driving changes in travel behavior.  In this presentation, I share findings from studies from UC Davis and elsewhere on some of the critical changes that are shaping the future of travel demand

Dr. Susan Handy is Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis.  She is internationally known for her research on the relationships between transportation and land use, particularly the impact of neighborhood design on travel behavior.  Her current work focuses on bicycling as a mode of transportation and on strategies for reducing automobile dependence.


Free and open to the public.  The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (*unless otherwise noted). The complete schedule for the fall is at http://citris-uc.org/fall-2015-citris-research-exchange-seminar-series/

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:00pm