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


Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

News Headlines
Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

Jon Schmitz, August 28, 2015, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Which local news sources did good reporting on the bad traffic study?

David Alpert, August 27, 2015, GGW

Single-vehicle crash leaves one dead in Falls Church

August 27, 2015, WJLA

Bicyclist killed on Massachusetts Ave.

Aaron Kraut, August 28, 2015, Bethesda Beat

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