The BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative conducts applied research on travel by bike, e-bike, e-kick-scooter, skateboard, e-skateboard, and other similar travel modes.
The need for understanding the role of bicycle travel and other small vehicles is growing. A rise in adoption of bicycling and the proliferation of micromobility service companies (e.g. Lime, JUMP, Bird, Spin, etc.) both indicate a travel future where these vehicles play an important role in every day transportation.
As our name implies, we are collaborative by nature working with researchers from a variety of universities and centers and partnering with government agencies and private industry. The collaborative is an affiliated research center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).
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 and emerging small vehicle mobility.