UCTC-SafeTREC Research Seminars
Benefit Cost Analysis Applied to Behavioral and Engineering Safety Countermeasures in San Francisco, California
Friday, December 13, noon to 1
Presentation by Ryan Greene-Roesel, Senior Transportation Planner at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority
The state of the practice in safety has advanced rapidly in recent years with the emergence of new tools and processes for improving selection of the most cost-effective safety countermeasures. However, many challenges prevent fair and objective comparisons of countermeasures applied across safety disciplines (e.g. engineering, emergency services, and behavioral measures). These countermeasures operate at different spatial scales, are funded often by different financial sources and agencies, and have associated costs and benefits that are difficult to estimate.
Crash Rates and Risks: the Roles of Vehicle Design, Driver Habits and Demographics
Friday, Nov. 22, Noon to 1 pm
Presented by Dr. Kara Kockelman
E.P. Schoch Professor of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
Traffic fatalities are responsible for 1.3 million deaths annually, worldwide, and 16 percent of all Americans dying between the ages of 1-44. Crash rates and consequences can be examined from multiple perspectives, reflecting characteristics of the drivers and passengers, their vehicles, home locations and crash settings. This presentation focuses on crash risks and injury severities as a function of driver and vehicle characteristics and other factors.
Now Online: ACCESS #43
Introduction: The Goals of ACCESS
by Donald Shoup
Going Mental: Everyday Travel and the Cognitive Map by Andrew Mondschein, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Brian D. Taylor
Driving Down Diesel Emissions by Robert Harley
From Fuel Taxes to Mileage Fees by Paul Sorensen
SFpark: Pricing Parking by Demand by Gregory Pierce and Donald Shoup
Parking Reform Made Easy by Richard Willson
THE ACCESS ALMANAC: Vehicular ad hoc Networks: Storms on the Horizon by Amelia Regan
Recent Papers, etc.
Subscribe to ACCESS
The Tea Party and Property Rights Activists: Pushing Back Against Agenda 21 and Sustainable Communities Planning
Presentation by UCTC Assistant Director Karen Frick
Monday, December 2, 3:30-5:00 PM
UCLA Lewis Center and Institute of Transportation Studies
Public Affairs Building, Room 2343
The Tea Party exploded on the U.S. scene after President Obama’s 2008 election, and its role in national politics has been well researched. Less studied is the fierce opposition Tea Party and property rights advocates have directed at local and regional sustainability planning efforts. Some perceive that this planning reacts to the United Nation’s 1992 document called “Agenda 21: the Rio Declaration on Development and Environment”. The Tea Party and property rights advocates suggest that the U.N. seeks to restrict individual property rights on how citizens may develop land and live. Karen Frick will present research findings from her comparative case analysis of regional planning efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area and Atlanta, examining participants’ motivations, their use of the web and social media to communicate, organize, market their cause and refine their strategies, as well as planners’ responses and impacts on practice.