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?

En el espacio que utiliza un veh?culo para estacionarse entran de 6 a 20 bicicletas

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 3-5

September 29, 2014, WMATA

New Census data reveals commuting shifts

Adie Tomer, Joseph Kane, September 30, 2014, Streetsblog USA

'Intersection of doom' getting interim safety upgrades

Andrea Swalec, September 30, 2014, ARLnow

Md. 'Move Over' law expands to tow trucks

Samara Martin-Ewing, September 29, 2014, WUSA9

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

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