About the 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative

The 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative is one arm of the 3 Revolution Future Mobility Program. The Initiative aims to seize the first opportunity in almost a century to create a truly sustainable and equitable transportation system. The 3 revolutions in shared, electric and automated travel could reduce transportation costs for users and society, while reducing emissions and environmental impacts. But absent policy leadership, the 3 Revolutions could also have enormously negative effects. These innovations could increase pressures for sprawl, vehicle reliance, and worsen environmental and equity impacts from transportation. It will be up to governments, transit agencies, and industry to steer these revolutions towards the public’s interest. The 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative aims to fill the growing knowledge gap and inform equitable and sustainable policy.
The 3R Policy Initiative was established in 2016 and has accomplished the following key activities:
  • The launch of ITS-Davis Director Dan Sperling’s new book, published in March 2018,
    Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future
  • Hosting many successful events including the sold-out 2018, 2nd annual 3 Revolutions Policy Conference in February 2018, as well as
  • Hosting a series of eight workshops and policy briefings for key legislative stakeholders around the U.S.
  • Development of a series policy briefs (see below)

Electric Vehicle Charging Considerations for Shared, Automated Fleets

Matthew Goetz, Georgetown Climate Center Contributors: Noel Crisostomo, California Energy Commission; Chris Nelder and Jonathan Walker (Formerly) Rocky Mountain Institute; Ron Kilcoyne, North County Transit District; Mollie D’Agostino, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

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Keeping Vehicle Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Check in a Driverless Vehicle World

Giovanni Circella, University of California at Davis
Chris Ganson, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research*
Caroline Rodier, University of California at Davis
*For identification purposes only

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Policy Brief:
Can we Advance Social Equity With Shared, Electric & Autonomous Vehicles?

Guest Authored by Stuart Cohen, TransForm and Sahar Shirazi, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Land Use and Transportation Policies

Marco Anderson, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Nico Larco, University of Oregon
Contributors: Giovanni Circella, University of California at Davis
Lisa Aultman-Hall, University of Vermont

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Active Travel

Policy Brief:
Active Travel in an Era of Sharing, Electrification & Automation

Guest Authored by Susan Handy, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, UC Davis


Policy Brief:
Maximizing Climate Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles

Guest Authored by Don Anair, Union of Concerned Scientists