Oct 27, 2020 3RFM Webinar: Rethinking Public Space During and After the Pandemic
- Moderator: Mollie, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program
- Nico Larco, Professor and Director, Urbanism Next Center, and Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon
- Chisara Brown, Complete Streets City Planner, City of Detroit
- Kea Wilson, Senior Editor, Streetsblog USA
Is now the right time to rethink street design to favor people over cars? An international trend of “open streets,” also called “slow streets,” reflects a movement to reclaim streets from cars for people to sit, dine, or travel on foot and bicycle. However, it is unclear whether these street design experiments are a passing fad or whether they offer a window into the urbanist dream of a future of dense livable cities. There have also been moments of trial and error in pandemic-related open streets efforts. Questions remain about whether city planners can utilize open street design to improve the experiences of low-income communities, people of color, people with disabilities, or people experiencing homelessness. Some community members have questioned who is able to enjoy the benefits of open streets. New York City was criticized for a heavy police presence associated with an early roll out of an open streets effort. More discussion is needed about how to reclaim streets in a smart, equitable, and long-lasting way.
Sept 24, 2020 3RFM Webinar: The Public Health Dimensions of the 3 Revolutions
Moderator: Mollie Cohen D'Agostino, MPP, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, UC Davis
Panelists: Dan Woo, MPH, MS, Health Program & Policy Specialist, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Alex Ghenis, MPP, Director, Accessible Climate Strategies, and David Rojas-Rueda, MD, MPH, PhD, Environmental Epidemiologist, Colorado State University
Transportation is a key factor influencing people’s health and the health of communities, particularly for those facing inequities. Health impacts include those related to traffic safety, air quality, physical activity, and accessibility to health care services and daily needs. Automation and shared mobility could potentially improve public health and safety, or create new (or exacerbate existing) health inequities. This esteemed panel discussed the public health dimensions of the 3 Revolutions, and how transportation policy could be steered to enable safer and more equitable travel, promote supportive environments for physical activity, reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, and increase community resilience in the face of COVID-19, climate change, and other health threats.
Sept 16, 2020 Webinar: Low Carbon Fuels Modelling and Policy Analysis (EF/SF sponsors only)
Speakers: Colin Murphy and Julie Witcover
This webinar will review several ongoing projects related to clean fuels and the LCFS by STEPS+ and ITS-Davis researchers. We will cover the development of a novel LCFS credit price model, provide updates on ongoing analysis for a Multi-Jurisdiction LCFS Status Review, show a new LCFS data visualization tool and discuss the technical assistance we have provided to multiple jurisdictions as they develop policies based on the LCFS. We will conclude with a brief overview of expected developments in the fuel policy space over the next few years.
Sept 2, 2020 Webinar: Transitioning to a Near-Zero Transportation System in California by 2045 (EF/SF sponsors only)
Speakers: Lew Fulton and Marshall Miller
UC Davis is leading a study of very-low carbon transportation systems in California, working with other UC Campuses. While we are not at liberty to share the findings of the full study at this time (and these are still in development), we can share our own work that feeds into that project, and some of our thinking around achieving a near-zero carbon road system. This webinar will cover ZEVs as well as fuel-side strategies, with a particular emphasis on transition costs and benefits.
Aug 19, 2020 Webinar: Trucking logistics: trends and analysis (EF/SF sponsors only)
Speaker: Miguel Jaller
This presentation will provide a brief update on the ongoing freight and logistics work related to the i) impacts of e-commerce on freight patterns and sustainable last-mile logistics, ii) potential short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on consumer behaviors and demand, and iii) reliability assessment of dynamic eco-routing decisions and policy implications.
i) Explores the temporal changes in the concentration of freight facilities, the state of the industrial real estate market, and the dynamics of freight flows of light-heavy, medium-heavy, and heavy-heavy duty trucks. Additionally, the presentation discusses the key findings from those trends in last-mile simulations.
ii) Discusses the changes in retail and grocery shopping behaviors at the National, State, and Sacramento region levels from COVID.
iii) Describes the dynamic eco-routing methodology developed by the team, and provides insights about the reliability of outcomes (e.g., energy, emissions, costs), and potential policy implications.
Aug 5, 2020 Webinar: California Spatial Modeling: How should we develop infrastructure for ZEV cars and trucks? (EF/SF sponsors only)
Speakers: Alan Jenn, Tri Dev Acharya
California has aggressively been promoting the deployment of Zero Emission Vehicles(ZEVs)—light-duty vehicles have been pushed into the market via the ZEV standard requirements and medium/heavy-duty vehicles are being mandated through the recently passed Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule. This project develops a model to investigate infrastructure impacts of a large transition to ZEVs, with a high temporal and spatial resolution. We also investigate where all the different road vehicles, of different types, currently travel, how this may look in the future, and what this may mean for energy demand and refuelling needs under ZEV scenarios. This webinar will share progress and provide preliminary results of our current modelling system, focused on trucks and possible H2 demand scenarios.
July 29, 2020 China-California ZEV Truck Policy Workshop
Following the recent adoption of Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rules in California, China’s EV100 and the U.S.-China-Netherlands ZEV Policy Lab (UC Davis-CATARC) co-hosted China- California ZEV Truck Policy Workshop through Zoom on July 29th, California time. There were 127 attendees, representing 38 leading international and domestic manufactures, think-tanks, NGOs, and international organizations from Asia, North America, and Europe.
Yunshi Wang, director of China Center for Energy and Transportation, and Professor Hewu Wang of Tsinghua University and deputy secretary-General of China EV100 presided over the workshop. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks account for 7 percent of China’s vehicle stock but emit 41 percent of the CO2 in the auto sector. Click here for full summary of the workshop.
July 15, 2020 3Rev Policy Webinar: The COVID-19 Pandemic: What Does it Mean for Transportation and Mobility?
Speakers: Giovanni Circella, Dan Sperling (ITS-Davis) and Lisa Snapp, Transportation and Climate Division, US EPA Moderator: Mollie Cr D'Agostino, Policy Director, 3Rev Future Mobility Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has been hugely disruptive, and will likely have lingering impacts on how we get around in the future. This webinar will provide insights from the analysis of recently collected data from new research at UC Davis, highlighting a large data collection effort with 10,000 survey respondents, reporting on how COVID19 affected their travel behaviors, work activities and household organization. The research provides information on changes in mode choice, vehicle purchase intentions, adoption of telecommuting, e-shopping and delivery services. The focus of the discussion will be on the implications for the climate and for communities.
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June 24, 2020 Webinar: Truck ZEV technology and the Advanced Clean Truck rule in California: A cost effectiveness analysis (EF/SF sponsors only)
Speakers: Andrew Burke, Marshall Miller Moderator: Lew Fulton
This webinar will provide new results of the STEPS+ Sustainable Freight and Energy Futures teams work on a) evaluating truck ZEV technologies, namely battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells, b) considering how these might impact fleets when rolled out into the future, and c) consider the specific impacts of the Advanced Clean Truck rulemaking, under development by ARB.
June 4, 2020 PH&EV Webinar: Will partially automated vehicles change the way we drive?
Speaker: Scott Hardman, Research Engineer, Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center
Moderator: Dan Sperling, Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Description: Consumers are purchasing and using partially automated vehicles-which use adaptive cruise control, steering assistance, and emergency braking to assist driving-yet little research has been done to understand how these vehicles are changing the way people drive. Research on personally-owned driverless vehicles suggests that these vehicles would result in large increases in vehicle use. What about partially automated vehicles, such as those with Tesla Autopilot or GM Super Cruise? By easing the driving experience, do they also induce more travel? Early evidence suggests yes. This presentation will explore qualitative and quantitative research findings from ITS UC Davis on how consumers are using partially automated vehicles, and how it is affecting their travel behavior.
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STEPS+ Spring 2020 Symposium
May 21, 2020
The agenda and presentations are available on our event website (password protected).
STEPS+ Fall 2019 Symposium
December 10-11, 2019
UC Davis ARC Conference Center
The agenda with list of registrants, presentations, and posters from Day 1, and the advisory board presentation from Day 2, are available on our event website (password protected).
Note: Presentations from the deep-dive sessions on December 11th were shared with center partners directly.
STEPS+ Spring 2019 Symposium
May 15-16, 2019 ARC Conference Center UC Davis Each year two to four invitation-only events are held on the latest research related to critical industry planning and government policy topics.
The agenda with list of registrants, presentations, and posters are available on our event website (password protected).