At last count, about 60,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have been sold in the United States since 2010. To guide local governments in meeting demand for PEV charging in Southern California, the... More > UCLA Luskin Center has published the Southern California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Plan and Atlas. The Southern California PEV Plan develops methods for: 1) Tailoring municipal PEV readiness efforts to local land use opportunities; 2) Prioritizing the siting of charging stations at workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, and retailers; and 3) Assessing the pricing and cost-effectiveness of charging opportunities for hosts and drivers.
The Plan also describes how the cost of PEV charging can be driven down by reforming municipal and county permitting processes, building codes, zoning and parking regulations.< Less
The Southern California PEV Atlas provides a comprehensive series of neighborhood maps that characterize PEV ownership by neighborhood and project PEV ownership growth by council of government and... More > utility service areas. Using a regional travel model, the Atlas also estimates time-of-day proximity of PEVs to charging opportunities at workplaces and retail centers. The Atlas maps additional charging opportunities at multi-unit dwellings and parking facilities. The Southern California PEV Plan, Atlas and other related reports can be found at the PEV Readiness Resource page.
Funding for the Atlas was provided by the Southern California Association of Governments, the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the U.S. Department of Energy.< Less
The Model Street Design Manual focuses on all users and all modes, seeking to achieve balanced street design that accommodates cars while ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and transit users can... More > travel safely and comfortably. This manual also incorporates features to make streets lively, beautiful, economically vibrant as well as environmentally sustainable.
Cities may use this manual in any way that helps them update their current practices, including adopting the entire manual, adopting certain chapters in full or part, modifying or customizing chapters to suit each city’s needs. This manual was created during a 2-day writing charrette, which brought together national experts in living streets concepts. This effort was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.< Less