Susan Handy, Ph.D.

Susan Handy

Position Title
Co-Director, BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative
Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation
Associate Director for Education, ITS-Davis
Chair, TTP Graduate Group
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy

  • Environmental Science and Policy

Dr. Susan Handy's research focuses on the relationships between transportation and land use 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, a study of factors affecting bicycling to high school, and the use of electric-assist bicycles.  She recently completed projects for the California Air Resources Board and Caltrans on the impacts of “smart growth” strategies on vehicle travel.