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.
- Making Bicycling Comfortable: Identifying Minimum Infrastructure Needs by Population Segment using a Video Survey
- Investigating the Influence of Dock-less Electric Bike Share on Travel Behavior, Attitudes, Health, and Equity
- The Road Environment and Urban Bicycling: Psychophysiological and Behavioral Responses
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!