Transportation: Introduction

Transportation Demand Management Plan

In January 2017 UC Davis Transportation Services (TAPS) will embark upon a comprehensive transportation demand management plan to encourage the use of sustainable transportation options to and from campus.

Every day, about three-quarters of our shared campus community, about 27,000 people, walk, bus, train, bike, carpool or vanpool on their way to and from campus. Over 4,000 of them participate in the goClub, a program offered by TAPS that supports a range of sustainable travel options.

The remaining 25% of the campus community, almost 9,000 people, drive alone on their way to and from campus. On an average weekday undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff travel more than 300,000 miles.

Over the next year staff from TAPS and Campus Planning & Environmental Stewardship, aided by an external consultant team, will collaboratively work with the community to identify the most feasible and effective TDM programs to encourage and reward changes in travel behavior. These programs will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle miles traveled, single occupancy vehicle use, traffic congestion and the cost of commuting in the long-term, but also improve the travel experience, promote healthy activity, add community benefits and most importantly foster a more sustainable future.

The comprehensive transportation demand management plan will engage the campus community in the exploration of alternative travel options that foster a more sustainable future. If you would like to participate in a transportation survey, please email campustomorrow@ucdavis.edu and get involved.