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  Balancing Mobility and Accessibility

Satisfying the competing demands of automobility and accessibility requires transportation policy-making, strategic planning and system designs that are sensitive to the potential conflicts inherent in these two visions.

Cities where they have been successfully balanced and combined are most often in developing and rapidly industrializing settings. Center researchers are working with international partners to provide technical assistance and training to urban and regional transportation planning organizations in economic and financial policies, as well as engineering technologies that can accomplish these goals.

  Lead Researcher:  

Robert Cervero, Professor of City and Regional Planning
Email: robertc@berkeley.edu
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  Publications and Presentations (most recent first):  

        Cervero, R., and E. Guerra. (2011), Urban Densities and Transit: A Multi-dimensional Perspective, UCB-ITS-VWP-2011-6. link


        Guerra, E., R. Cervero, and D. Tischler. (2011), The Half-Mile Circle: Does It Best Represent Transit Station Catchments? UCB-ITS-VWP-2011-5. link


        Braughton, M., Brill, M., Lee, S., Binger, G., and Cervero, R. (2011), Advancing Bus Rapid Transit and Transit Oriented Corridors in California¡¯s Central Valley, UCB-ITS-VWP-2011-3. link


        Sathaye, N., Harley, R. and Madanat, S. (2010), Unintended environmental impacts of nighttime freight logistics activities£¬Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 44, Issue 8, October 2010, Pages 642-659 link


        Sathaye, N., Horvath, A. and Madanat, S. (2010), Unintended impacts of increased truck loads on pavement supply-chain emissions, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 44, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 1-15 link


        Day, J. and Cervero, R. (2010). Effects of Residential Relocation on Household and Commuting Expenditures in Shanghai, China, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, (in press)


        Cervero, R. and Murakami, J. (2010). Effects of Built Environments on Vehicle Miles Traveled: Evidence from 370 U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 42, 2010, pp. 400-418. link


        Cervero, R. and Kang, C. (2010), Bus Rapid Transit Impacts on Land Uses and Land Values in Seoul, Korea, UCB-ITS-VWP-2009-4. Also in: Transport Policy, 2010 (forthcoming) link


        Cervero, R. and Sullivan, K. (2010). Toward Green TODs. Berkeley: Institute of Transportation Studies, UCB-ITS-VWP-2010-04. link


        Chester, M. and Arpad Horvath (2009c), Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail, UCB-ITS-VWP-2009-2 link


        Chester, M. and Arpad Horvath (2009a), Environmental Assessment of Passenger Transportation Should Include Infrastructure and Supply Chains, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 4, pp.1-8. link


        Cervero, R., O. Sarmiento, E. Jacoby , L. Gomez, and A. Neiman (2009), Influences of Built Environments on Walking and Cycling: Lessons from Bogot, International Journal of Sustainable Transport, Vol. 3, 2009, pp. 203-226.


        Cervero, R., Murakami, J., and Miller, M. (2009). Direct Ridership Model of Bus Rapid Transit in Los Angeles County, UCB-ITS-VWP-2009-3. Also in: Transportation Research Record, No. 2145, 2010, pp. 1-7 link


        Cervero, R. and J. Murakami (2009), Rail + Property Development in Hong Kong: Experiences and Extensions, Urban Studies, Vol. 46, No. 10, pp. 2019-2043, 2009. link


        Cervero, R. and Chang Deok Kang (2009), Bus Rapid Transit Impacts on Land Uses and Land Values in Seoul, Korea. UCB-ITS-VWP-2009-4 link


        Cervero, R. (2009c), Urban Development on Railway-Served Land: Lessons and Opportunities for the Developing World, Berkeley: Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transportation, UCB-ITS-VWP-2009-13. link


        Cervero, R. (2009b). Public Transport and Sustainable Urbanism: Global Lesson, Transit Oriented Development: Making it Happen, eds., C. Curtis, J. Renne, L. Bertolini. Surrey: Ashgate, Chapter 3, pp. 23-35.


        Cervero, R. (2009a). Transport Infrastructure and Global Competitiveness: Balancing Mobility and Livability, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,Vol. 626, pp. 210-225. link


        Chester, M. and Horvath, A. (2008), Life-cycle Inventories for Automobiles, Buses, Trains and Aircraft,Accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.


        Kang, C. D. and Cervero, R. (2008), From Elevated Freeway to Linear Park:Land Price Impacts of Seoul, Korea¡¯s CGC Project, UCB-ITS-VWP-2008-7. link


        Chester, M. and Horvath A.,Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air, UCB-ITS-VWP-2008-2 link


        Chester, M., Martin, E., and Sathaye, N. (2008), Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Cost Reductions for Municipal recycling Systems, Environmental Science & Technology, 42(6), pp. 2142-2149 link


        Cervero, R. and Murakami, J. (2008c), Rail + Property Development: A Model of Sustainable Transit Finance and Urbanism, Hong Kong: MTR Corporation, 2008; also UCB-ITS-VWP-2008-5 link


        Cervero R. and J. Day. (2008), Suburbanization and Transit Oriented Development in China, Transport Policy, Vol. 15, 2008, pp. 315-323. link


        Cervero, R. and Day, J. (2008b), Residential Relocation and Commuting Behavior in Shanghai, China: The Case for Transit Oriented Development, UCB-ITS-VWP-2008-4 link


        Cervero, R. (2008a), Transit-Oriented Development in America: Strategies, Issues, Policy Directions, New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing Cities for the Future. New York: Rizzoli, T. Haas, ed., 2008, pp. 124-129


        Cervero, R. and Golub A. (2007d), Informal Transport: A Global Perspective, Transport Policy Vol. 14, pp. 445-457 link


        Cervero, R. (2007c), Transit-Oriented Corridors, sidebar in The Transportation Land Use Connection, T. Moore, P. Thorsnes, B. Appleyard, Planning Advisory Service Report Number 546/547, pp. 136-137.


        Cervero, R (2007b)., Informal- and Para-Transit: A Global Perspective. Proceedings on International Conference on Urban Transport, Today and Tomorrow, Indian Institute of Technology, Agra India.


        Cervero, R. (2007a), Transit Oriented Development's Ridership Bonus: A Product of Self Selection and Public Policies. Environment and Planning A 39(9), pp. 2068 link


        Cherry, C., Weinert, J. and Ma, C. (2007c), The Environmental Impacts of Electric Bikes in Chinese Cities. UCB-ITS-VWP-2007-2 link


        Cherry, C. and Cervero R. (2007b), Use Characteristics and Mode Choice Behavior of Electric Bike Users in China. Transport Policy, Vol. 14, pp. 247-257. link


        Cherry, C. and Cervero R.(2006), Use Characteristics and Mode Choice Behavior of Electric Bike Users in China, UCB-ITS-VWP-2006-5 link


        Cherry, C. (2005), China¡¯s Urban Transportation System: Issues and Problems Facing Cities. UCB-ITS-VWP-2005-4 link


        Cervero, R. (2005b), Balanced Transport and Sustainable Urbanism: Enhancing Mobility and Accessibility Through Institutional, Demand Management, and Land-Use Initiatives Urban Planning Overseas, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 15-27 link


        Cervero, R. (2005a), Accessible Cities and Regions: A Framework for Sustainable Transport and Urbanism in the 21st Century. UCB-ITS-VWP-2005-3 link