Research

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With the majority of the world’s population now living in urbanized areas, transportation poses two major challenges: how to deal with increased congestion in cities, and how to reduce the environmental impacts of vehicular emissions. Transportation planning in the US is currently in the process of re-inventing itself to respond to these challenges. Traditionally a discipline prioritizing vehicular mobility, current practice is multi-modal and prioritizes accessibility for people. I am committed to researching, educating and training urban planners with the ideas, methods and examples they will need to be an effective part of this changing field.

My research approach conceptualizes transportation demand as influenced by both short-term mode choices and long-term location choices. For instance, my dissertation considers London as a sustainable transportation success case, exploring how vehicle miles travelled (VMT) has been reduced using congestion charging and investments in public transit and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure over the last decade. My analysis of commuting patterns and firm location choices reveals that the vehicle trips have declined not only in the central area, but throughout the region, even while experiencing strong population and job growth. At the same time, mode share for transit, walking, and biking are reaching historic highs.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Broaddus, Andrea, M. Browne and J. Allen. (2015) “Sustainable Freight: Impacts of the London Congestion Charge and Low Emissions Zone,” Transportation Research Record, Volume 2478, pp. 1-11. Washington, DC.

Broaddus, Andrea. (2010) “A Tale of Two Ecosuburbs in Freiburg, Germany: Encouraging Transit and Bicycle Use by Restricting Parking Provision.” Transportation Research of Record, Volume 2187, pp. 114-122. Washington, DC.

Broaddus, Andrea. (2009) “Tolling Heavy Goods Vehicles: Overview of European Practice and Lessons from the German Experience.” Transportation Research of Record, Volume 2066, pp. 106-113. Washington, DC.

Other Journal Articles

Broaddus, Andrea. (2014) “Sustainable Transportation: Lessons from London.” Focus: Journal of the City and Regional Planning Department, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp. 11-14. California State Polytechnic. San Luis Obispo, CA.

Broaddus, Andrea. (2012) “Editor’s Note.” Berkeley Planning Journal, Volume 25, pp. 7-11. Berkeley, CA.

Book Reviews

Broaddus, Andrea. (2013) “Review of Street Fight by Jason Henderson.” Berkeley Planning Journal, Volume 26, pp. 217-220. Berkeley, CA.

Broaddus, Andrea. (2011) “Review of Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions by William R. Black and An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning, and Implementation by Preston L. Schiller, Eric C. Bruun, and Jeffrey R. Kenworthy.” Berkeley Planning Journal, Volume 24, pp. 153-155. Berkeley, CA.

Research Reports

Broaddus, Andrea, M. Gruenig and D. Marcellino. (2013) “Financing Sustainable Transportation: An Overview of Finance Mechanisms and Cases from the U.S. and Germany.” Johns Hopkins University, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (think tank), Policy Report 54, 45 pp. Washington, DC.

Broaddus, Andrea and Elizabeth Deakin. (2013) “Innovative DOTs: Identifying Critical Issues and Strategies with Broad Support.” Research report for the California Department of Transportation, 19 pp. Sacramento, CA.

Chatman, Daniel, A. Broaddus, C. Young and M. Brill. (2013) “The role of behavioral economics in residential choice: A pilot study of travel patterns, housing characteristics, social connections and social well-being.”  Working paper, University of California Transportation Center, UCTC-FR-2013-05, 56 pp. Berkeley, CA.

Chatman, Daniel and Andrea Broaddus. (2011) “Psychological economics, travel behavior, residential location choice, and sustainability: Possible new rationales for policy intervention.” Working paper, University of California Transportation Center, UCTC-FR-2013-05, 56 pp.

Broaddus, Andrea, T. Litman and G. Menon. (2009) “Transportation Demand Management.” German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), Sustainable Urban Transport Project (think tank), 118 pp. Eschborn, Germany. Versions available in English, Chinese, Russian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Other Publications

Broaddus, Andrea and Michael Kodransky. “Simple Solutions and Complex Technology at the World Parking Symposium.” Planetizen, July 27, 2009. Urban Insight, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.

Broaddus, Andrea. (2007) “Europe Plans for Sustainable ‘Transport of Tomorrow.” Planetizen, April 16, 2007. Urban Insight, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.

Broaddus, Andrea and José Gómez-Ibáñez. (2006) “Parking in San Francisco.” Harvard Kennedy School Case Program, Case 1877. Cambridge, MA.

Conference Papers and Presentations

“Sustainable Freight: Impacts of the London Congestion Charge and Low Emissions Zone,” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. January 13, 2015. Recognized as one of the best conference papers reviewed by the Committee on Urban Freight Transportation.

“The longer-term impacts of the London Congestion Charge: An analysis of firm location choices,” presented at the American Collegiate Schools of Planning and Association of European Schools of Planning (ACSP/AESOP) joint conference in Dublin, Ireland. July 17, 2013 and the Royal Geographic Society conference in London, England. August 28, 2013.

“Pricing strategies for reducing motor vehicle use,” presented at the Urban Transportation Pathways Research Symposium held in Berkeley, CA. September 13, 2012.

“Envisioning responses to road capacity reductions: reviewing evidence of travel suppression, traffic evaporation, and land redevelopment,” presented at the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Salt Lake City, UT. October 14, 2011.

“The long-term impacts of congestion pricing on land use, economic structure, and social equity’” presented at the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Minneapolis, MN. October 8, 2010, and at the University of California Transportation Center conference in Berkeley, CA. February 24, 2011.

“Psychological economics, travel behavior, residential location choice, and sustainability” poster presented at the University of California Transportation Center conference. February 24, 2011. Awarded Best Student Poster.

“Modeling firm relocation: Identifying significant factors,” presented at the UrbanSim conference at UC Berkeley. May 27, 2010. Berkeley, CA.

“A tale of two eco-suburbs in Freiburg, Germany: Parking provision and car use,” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 89th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. January 12, 2010.

“Tolling heavy goods vehicles: An overview of European experience and lessons from Germany,” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 88th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. January 14, 2009.

“No such thing as a free spot: Pricing as a demand management strategy for parking,” presented at the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in Naples, Italy in July, 2007, and the Royal Geographic Society (RGS) conference in London, England, in August 28, 2007 and at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 87th Annnual Meeting in Washington, DC in January 15, 2008.

Invited Talks

“Longer-Term Impacts of the London congestion charge,” Centre for Transport Studies Seminar, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. May 6, 2014.

“London: How congestion charging, bus and pedestrian priority worked together to transform travel,” City & Regional Planning Seminar, California State Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, CA. February 11, 2014.

“The Longer Term Impacts of the London congestion charge: An Analysis of Firm Location Choices,” Bartlett School of Planning Seminar, University College London, London, England. November 19, 2013.

“The Longer Term Impacts of the London congestion charge: An Analysis of Firm Location Choices,” Centre for Transport Studies Seminar, Oxford University, Oxford, London, England. October 2, 2013.

“The Longer Term Impacts of the London congestion charge: An Analysis of Firm Location Choices,” Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Seminar, University College London, London, England. October 1, 2013.

“Impacts of Congestion Pricing in the Longer Term: Urban Form, Economic Structure & Social Equity,” Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Seminar, University College London, London, England. November 2, 2012.

“Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Practices,” German Chancellor Fellowship 20th Anniversary Celebration, Berlin, Germany. September 15, 2010.

“The Harvard Case Teaching Method,” Harvard University Study Tour Visit to the Central Officials Training Institute, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, Korea. April 22, 2006.