Transportation Demand Management for Site Plan Development

Photo: Building constructionTransportation Demand Management for Site Plan Development is an Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) program that coordinates the design and implementation of large building projects with commuter and transit infrastructure and services to enhance the mobility of residents, workers, and visitors. Consistent with the vision and mission of ACCS, TDM for Site Plans works directly with developers and property managers to mitigate the transportation impacts of residential and commercial development by increasing the availability, awareness, and use of transit, ridesharing, carsharing, biking, bikesharing, and walking.

Transportation Demand Management, also known as Mobility Management, is the bundle of strategies that influence travel behavior (how, when and where people travel) in order to improve both mobility (that’s people) and system efficiency (that’s money and other resources). Just as our transportation choices influence our personal lives in many ways, demand management is part of the solution to a variety of community-wide challenges. By reducing single-occupant vehicle trips, transportation demand management:

  • Reduces the strain on existing transportation infrastructure, helping it last longer;
  • Reduces the demand for new roads and parking, freeing up resources and space for jobs, housing, parks and other amenities;
  • Maximizes the use of existing public transit services and investments;
  • Supports the economy with increased commute flexibility and increased access to and visibility of local businesses;
  • Improves the environment by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases;
  • Improves public health by reducing emissions of particulate matter and offering transportation options that increase physical activity.

Photo: Visitor bike racks at residential buildingLike other ACCS programs and services, the underlying goal of TDM for Site Plans is to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips in Arlington by offering more and better choices at the building level. A major strategy to achieve this goal is incorporating important physical infrastructural features, such as bike parking facilities and van-accessible garages, into new or renovated development at the time of construction. Another major strategy is actively monitoring the more than 100 (and counting) site plans to ensure they meet ongoing transportation management program responsibilities. These responsibilities range from promoting participation in carpool and vanpool programs to offering transit subsidies to employees; from managing showers and lockers for bike commuters to distributing brochures about bus routes and schedules, the bikeway system, and other local transportation options.

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14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
145
Ballston Connector
194
Bluemont Connector
112
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
152
Custis Bon Air Park
538
Custis Rosslyn
934
Fairfax EB bike lane
100
Joyce St NB
11
Joyce St SB
24
Key Bridge East
778
Key Bridge West
545
Military NB bike lane
25
Military SB bike lane
32
MVT Airport South
1066
Quincy NB bike lane
51
Quincy SB bike lane
54
Roosevelt Bridge
332
Rosslyn Bikeometer
864
TR Island Bridge
730
WOD Bon Air Park
354
WOD Bon Air West
680
WOD Columbia Pike
326
WOD East Falls Church
546
Wilson WB bike lane
174

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110 Trail
262
14th Street Bridge
148
Arlington Mill Trail
392
Ballston Connector
209
Bluemont Connector
176
CC Connector
490
Custis Bon Air Park
271
Custis Rosslyn
287
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
41
Key Bridge East
1007
Key Bridge West
788
MVT Airport South
176
Roosevelt Bridge
55
TR Island Bridge
312
WOD Bon Air Park
261
WOD Bon Air West
292
WOD Columbia Pike
170
WOD East Falls Church
160

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