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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Bikes counted

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110 Trail
734
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
438
Ballston Connector
367
Bluemont Connector
267
CC Connector
942
Clarendon EB bike lane
217
Custis Bon Air Park
1213
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
171
Joyce St NB
49
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1268
Key Bridge West
547
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2464
Quincy NB bike lane
130
Quincy SB bike lane
104
Roosevelt Bridge
580
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1617
TR Island Bridge
1470
WOD Bon Air Park
897
WOD Bon Air West
1609
WOD Columbia Pike
773
WOD East Falls Church
1199
Wilson WB bike lane
285

Peds counted

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110 Trail
728
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
475
Ballston Connector
203
Bluemont Connector
268
CC Connector
486
Custis Bon Air Park
539
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
65
Joyce St SB
103
Key Bridge East
2442
Key Bridge West
1276
MVT Airport South
263
Roosevelt Bridge
162
TR Island Bridge
1389
WOD Bon Air Park
762
WOD Bon Air West
761
WOD Columbia Pike
1373
WOD East Falls Church
457

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6917452
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