Davis, California leads the nation in bicycling as a mode of transportation with a higher share of workers commuting by bicycle than any other city in the United States. Bikes are a common and normal part of life in Davis, and both the city and the University of California, Davis have implemented numerous programs and policies that encourage and celebrate bicycling. Davis is thus a living laboratory for research on bicycling as a mode of transportation.
UC Davis researchers have been generating important insights for over four decades to learn more about the impacts of cycling. Bicycling research at UC Davis covers a wide range of topics including bicycling behavior and dynamics, infrastructure and planning tools, and bicycling-supportive policy.
- High Impact Prioritization of Bike Share Program Investment to Improve Underserved Communities’ Access to Jobs and Essential Services
- Commute quality and its implications for commute satisfaction: Exploring the role of mode, location, and other factors
- Predicting Bicycle Ride Quality from Dynamic Measurements and Pavement Roughness Index
May is Bike Month!
National Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and was first established in 1956. Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, and encourage more folks to give biking a try. Sacramento is encouraging bicycling with events, prizes, pedal pools, dining badges, and more. Hop on your bike this month to celebrate Bike Month, and remember to wear a helmet!