The City of Davis, known as “The Bicycle Capital of America”, has a network of more than 100 miles of bike lanes and off-street bike paths, establishing Davis as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S.

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.



The National Center for Sustainable Transportation hosted a webinar on February 7th highlighting new research from partner UC Riverside that examines the challenges of and opportunities for incorporating traffic-related air pollution into bicycle route planning using the City of Riverside as a case study.