Benefits of Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

Photo: Capital Bikeshare riderThere are many important, interrelated benefits of reducing the number of cars on the road and the number of miles driven.

Transportation System Benefits

  • Reduced congestion and resulting time savings
  • Multiple options for getting around

Social Benefits

  • Reduced dependence on fossil fuels
  • Enhanced quality of life in walkable, bikeable communities with many transportation options
  • Reduced community fragmentation caused by wide, high-speed roads

Environmental Benefits

  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improved water quality
    • reduced polluting emissions and fluid leaks
    • reduced need for paved surfaces

Health and Safety Benefits

  • Fitness benefits of active transportation (biking and walking)
  • Health benefits of improved air quality
  • Stress reduction

Financial Benefits

  • Reduced costs of car ownership and maintenance
  • Reduced cost of parking

Resources

Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

News Headlines
Storm's second wave: Snow accumulation possible through tonight, PM commute could be slick in spots

Jason Samenow, January 26, 2015, Washington Post

Metro is rolling out real-time bus arrival signs

Perry Stein, January 26, 2015, Washington Post

Crews work to prepare roads for possible messy evening commute

Dana Hedgpeth, January 26, 2015, Washington Post

Airlines preemptively cancel 3,500 flights ahead of Monday storm

Ben Mutzabaugh, January 26, 2015, USA Today

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