Research

The Handy lab is made up of the researchers, post-docs, and grad students listed on the People tab.  Our current projects fall into two domains:  research on bicycling behavior, and research on policies to reduce vehicle-miles-traveled.  Our bicycling research is led by Dr. Dillon Fitch who directs the BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative.  In addition to a study of the bike-share program in Sacramento, we are developing a tool for assessing the benefits of bicycle and pedestrian projects for the state's Active Transportation Program.  Our research on VMT-reduction policies encompasses several projects for state agencies, including ones that examine the adoption of VMT-reduction policies at the local level, led by Dr. Elisa Barbour, and others that relate to the implementation of SB743, led by Dr. Jamey Volker.  Dr. Susie Pike is leading projects in both areas.