UC Davis ADVANCE Policy and Practices Review Initiative Committee Member, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
Susan Handy is a professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and a faculty affiliate of the Transportation Technology and Policy Program at UC Davis. Dr. Handy is also the director of the Sustainable Transportation Center, part of the federal university transportation centers program. Dr. Handy’s research focuses on the relationship between transportation and land use, particularly the impact of land use on travel behavior, and on strategies for reducing automobile dependence.
Her recent work includes a series of studies on bicycling in Davis, including an exploration of the formation of attitudes towards bicycling and a study of factors affecting bicycling to high school, in addition to projects for the California Air Resources Board and Caltrans on the impacts of “smart growth” strategies on vehicle travel. Dr. Handy serves on the Committee on Women’s Transportation Issues and the Committee on Transportation Education of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Handy received her doctorate from UC Berkeley.