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

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