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?

50% de los recorridos que se hacen en EE.UU. son de menos de 5 Km. (3 millas); 40% menos de 2 millas y 28% menos de 1.6 Km. (1 milla).

U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 2009

News Headlines
New NoVa Transportation projects will connect, build, improve trails

October 17, 2014, WashCycle

Arlington to receive millions for transportation projects

Ethan Rothstein, October 15, 2014, ARLnow

Capital Bikeshare ridership up 31% in Arlington

Ethan Rothstein, October 16, 2014, ARLnow

95 Express Lanes schedule will be familiar

Robert Thomson, October 16, 2014, Washington Post

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