SB1 Research Projects Funded

August 11, 2022

The Institute of Transportation Studies Berkeley is excited to award 12 projects this year through funding from the UC Institute of Transportation Studies FY 2022-23 Statewide Transportation Research Program (STRP) funded by the State of California through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1) and the Public Transportation Account. 

This year, $705,916 was awarded to professors in three academic departments and six centers at ITS Berkeley and at UC Berkeley.

10 Research projects:

Improving Electric Vehicle Charger Deployment in Lower-Income Communities

Ethan Elkind, Climate Program Director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment - Berkeley Law

Evaluate the safety effects of adopting a stop-as-yield law for cyclists in California

Offer Grembek, Co-Director of the Safe Transportation Education and Research Center (SafeTREC)

Creating an Inclusive Bicycle Level of Service

Julia Griswold, researcher at SafeTREC

Tools for Demand-Supply Assessment of EV Charging Infrastructure and Strategy Evaluation of Smart Charging

Alex Kurzhanskiy, researcher at Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH)

Estimating Equity Impacts of Smart Transportation Strategies

Jane Macfarlane, Director of Smart Cities Research Center

Clean Miles Standard (SB 1014): Advancing Equity in Electric Vehicle and Charging Access for Low to Moderate Income Ridehail Drivers

Susan Shaheen, Co-Director Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Impact of COVID-19 on Commuting and Equitable Access to Jobs

Joan Walker, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor

Accessibility and Adoption of Shared Automated Vehicles by Visually Impaired Travelers

Peggy Wang, researcher at PATH

Preliminary or exploratory work:

Transformative Justice and Transportation Equity: Advancing Community Solutions to Address Past Inequity for Healthier, More Sustainable Communities

Charisma Acey, City and Regional Planning Associate Professor

The Role of Information in Urban Transportation System Resilience

Michael Anderson, Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor

Translational Project:

Design guidance for bridge deck overlays using UHPC

Laura Melendy, Director of TechTransfer

Synthesis Project:

Evaluate the Safety Effects of Decriminalizing Jaywalking on California Streets — A Research Synthesis of the Literature

David Ragland, Co-Director of SafeTREC