Arrowhead 2002 |Tackling Traffic Congestion 2017-06-13T11:40:59+00:00

The 12th Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation – Land Use – Environment Connection: “Tackling Traffic Congestion”

Held October 20-22 at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Program

Presentations

Proceedings

Traffic congestion is among the most enduring and vexing public issues.  Congestion was the focus of the first American planning conference in the early 1900s, and public opinion polls today consistently rank congestion as one of the most significant problems of metropolitan life.  Many believe that chronic traffic congestion – on streets and highways, and at airports and seaports – is a significant drag on the economy, costing American households and businesses billions of dollars each year.   Vehicles stuck in traffic increase emissions, exacerbating air quality problems.  And some argue that time spent in congestion exacts a psychological toll on travelers, which may contribute to stress-related health problems.

 The 2002 UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium focuses on traffic congestion: How is it defined?  What are its causes?  What are its economic, social, and environmental consequences?  And, importantly, what are its remedies?  This last question will be given particular attention because the proposed solutions to chronic congestion are many, though consensus about which to pursue has proven elusive.  The most obvious solution has been to increase the capacity of the transportation system – more highway lanes, more parking spaces, more harbor berths, more runways, and so on.  But a growing number of critics of such “supply-side” solutions argue that increasing capacity encourages more travel, and does little to reduce congestion in the long run.  Others call for transportation capacity expansion, but of alternative travel modes: increase public transit instead of highways, add high-speed rail instead of expanding airports, etc.  Some see the congestion problem rooted in patterns of development, and the solution in changing those patterns.  Finally, others argue that congestion results from the economically and environmentally inappropriate pricing of scarce transportation capacity. 

 The presentations and discussions at this symposium focus primarily on metropolitan traffic with an emphasis on the potential, and limits, of a wide range of congestion mitigation strategies in a variety of settings.

2002 Sponsors

LEAD SPONSORS

California Department of Transportation

University of California Transportation Center

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

CO-SPONSORS

Automobile Club of Southern California

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

California Energy Commission

County of Orange

Federal Highway Administration

League of California Cities – Orange County Division

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Orange County Transportation Authority

RIDES for Bay Area Commuters, Inc.

Riverside County Transportation Commission

San Bernardino Associated Governments

San Diego Association of Governments

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission

South Coast Air Quality Management District

Southern California Association of Governments

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company

 

For twenty-four years the Transportation–Land Use–Environment Connection symposium has been attended by over 100 public, private, and academic leaders annually.

The unique signature of this series is its balance, of both scholarly and practice-oriented presentations, and ideological perspectives. Recent topics include:

 

Each year, the program sponsor steering committee selects a topic to be covered in various dimensions by approximately 30 academic, government, and private sector speakers from around the globe.  Recent scholarly speakers include:

  • Alan Altshuler and Jose Gomez-Ibanez (Harvard),
  • Robert Burchell and John Pucher (Rutgers),
  • Robert Cervero and Martin Wachs (Berkeley),
  • Anthony Downs (Brookings),
  • Genevieve Giuliano and Randolf Hall (USC),
  • David Godschalk and John Kasarda (North Carolina)

 

Directions to the
UCLA Lake Arrowhead
Conference Center
(see maps below)
From Los Angeles: Take the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) East to the I-215 North. Travel on the I-215 for 6 miles. At Hwy 30/Mountain Resorts, bear right and exit the freeway at Waterman Avenue (Hwy 18). Turn left on Waterman Avenue and continue on Hwy 18 into the mountains for 22 miles. Turn left at Lake Arrowhead sign (Hwy 173). Follow road 2 miles down to the Lake Arrowhead Village four-way stop. Turn right at the stoplight and continue around the lake on Hwy 173 for 4-3/4 miles to Willow Creek Road. You will pass a gas station and a marina. Drive approximately 1.2 miles past the hospital turnoff and look for the Conference Center sign. Turn left onto Willow Creek Road and drive to the end of the road (about 1/2 mile). Make two right turns and you have arrived at the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. The Main Lodge is the first building on the right as you enter the main parking lot.
Ground Transportation
from Airports
Ontario Airport is the nearest airport to the Conference Center.  It is approximately one hour away from the Conference Center via freeway and mountain roads. Guests arriving by air may rent cars at the airport and should consider carpooling with other passengers attending the symposium. The Lewis Center will make available a limited number of shared ride vans to and from Lake Arrrowhead from select Metrolink stations and Ontario Airport. See the symposium registration site for more details. When making travel arrangements, please note that the symposium begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 19th.Other AirportsBurbank (Bob Hope) – 87 miles
Los Angeles International – 115 miles
Orange County (John Wayne) – 80 miles
Palm Springs – 80 miles
San Diego International – 115 miles
Information For additional information, please call the UCLA Lewis Center at (310) 562-7356 or email lewiscenter@luskin.ucla.edu.
Maps

If you are interesting in becoming a sponsor for the event, the following six sponsorship levels are offered:

– Diamond Sponsor $20,000 +
– Platinum Sponsor $10,000 +
– Gold Sponsor $7,500
– Silver Sponsor $5,000 +
– Sponsor $2,500 +
– Cooperating organizations

For additional information, please refer to the Sponsorship Information Sheet.
To become a sponsor please contact Todd Gauthier by phone at (310) 562-7356 or email at lewiscenter@luskin.ucla.edu.

 

Recent Sponsors and Cooperating Organizations

 

LEAD SPONSORS

California Department of Transportation

Southern California Association of Governments

 

CO-SPONSORS

Automobile Club of Southern California

California Air Resources Board

Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Majestic Realty Co.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Mineta Transportation Institute, SJSU

Port of Long Beach

South Coast Air Quality Management District

University of California, Davis National Center for Sustainable Transportation

 

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

California Energy Commission

California State University, Long Beach

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California Transportation Commission

Coalition for Clean Air

CSUSB Leonard Transportation Center

Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Los Angeles World Airports

METRANS Transportation Center, USC/CSULB

Orange County Transportation Authority

RAND Corporation

Sacramento Area Council of Governments

San Bernardino Associated Governments

San Diego Association of Governments

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Sierra Club

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company

UC Davis, Environmental Science & Policy 

UC Irvine, School of Social Ecology

UC Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering CE-CERT

Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, UC Davis

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

UCLA School of Law

Union Pacific Railroad

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency