Transportation Demand Management

View down brick street in Burlington, Vermont with church at end

Burlington Could Eliminate Parking Requirements Citywide

A proposal to eliminate parking minimums in the entire city would also expand Burlington’s Transportation Demand Management program.

October 20, 2022 - Burlington Free Press

On-Street Parking

ITDP's New On-Street Parking Pricing Guidebook

This report explores strategies for efficient and equitable parking management with an emphasis on pricing. These strategies enable cities to reallocate space for bus lanes, bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks, and pickup zones, and generate revenue.

September 22, 2021 - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Hoover Boards and Bus Transit

Toolbox for Mobility Management

The Toolbox for Mobility Management provides easily understandable information and practical advice to those who want to introduce Mobility Management into various institutions including kindergartens, schools, companies and urban developments.

September 21, 2021 - Eltis

14th Street Traffic

Clean Vehicles Versus Vehicle Travel Reductions: Better Transportation Emission Reduction Planning

There are many possible ways to reduce transportation emissions, some of which provide large co-benefits. Unfortunately, current evaluation practices tend to overlook some of the best. Lets examine why.

August 30, 2021 - Todd Litman

How's My Driving

To Save the Climate: Driving Habits Must Change

Even with ambitious electric Vehicle adoption, the United States must reduce vehicle miles traveled by 20 percent before the end of the decade to limit warming to 1.5°C, according to new research by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

August 30, 2021 - Rocky Mountain Institute

201 Ellicott Street under construction in September 2020.

Buffalo Development Will Feature the City's First Mobility Hub

The project, which is located near light rail and bus stations, will also include a ride hailing zone, bike parking, and improved pedestrian facilities.

July 23, 2021 - Next City

Westwood, Los Angeles

Reducing Car Trips in L.A.: Transportation Demand Management Ordinance Could Be Expanded

The proposed expansion would affect smaller multi-family developments and include incentives for reducing travel during peak hours and encouraging transit, walking, and biking.

June 17, 2021 - Urbanize Los Angeles

Construction crane in foreground, Denver skyline in background

Denver City Council Considering Transportation Demand Management Plan

If approved, the proposed regulations would require developers to implement policies to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips for new developments.

April 5, 2021 - Westword


Reversing Car Dependency

A new report examines how governments can encourage citizens to use alternatives to private cars in order to reduce car dependency.

March 1, 2021 - International Transport Forum

Interstate 664 Virginia

Virginia DOT Bound by New Law to Study Transportation Demand Management

A new requirement for the Virginia Department of Transportation took effect on July 1. The state's transportation planners and engineers now must study Transportation Demand Management as an approach to congestion management.

September 9, 2020 - The Virginia Mercury

London Traffic

Overcoming the Obstacles to Congestion Pricing

The technology for congestion pricing already exists. The leadership and vision required to implement congestion pricing is still a work in progress, according to a report.

May 25, 2020 - Eno Center for Transportation

Blocking the Bike Lane

All Vehicle Traffic Imposes Danger. Vision Zero Requires Vehicle Travel Reduction Policies

Traffic safety initiatives must recognise that all vehicle travel imposes risks, and traffic reduction policies increase safety in addition to other benefits.

February 19, 2020 - Action Vision Zero


The 'War on Cars' Is a Bad Joke

There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!

August 23, 2019 - Todd Litman

Captal Metro

Austin Mulling New Incentives for Transit Riders

A proposed pilot program would text six new types of transit ridership incentives in the city of Austin.

July 22, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Congestion versus mobility

Breaking the Cycle of Automobile Dependency

Many current planning practices reinforce a cycle of increased automobile use, more automobile-oriented community redevelopment, and reduced mobility options. There are good reasons to break this pattern.

June 3, 2019 - Todd Litman

Link and Bus Seattle

Reducing Motor Vehicle Traffic in Cities

The World Resources Institute's Transformative Urban Mobility program has produced two new guides that succinctly describe why and how cities can implement transportation demand management policies and programs.

March 21, 2019 - WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cleveland Warehouse District

Study: Unbundle Parking for the Most Effective Transportation Demand Management

A new study by Mobility Lab makes a strong case for unbundling parking from rent to inspire more sustainable transportation choices.

June 3, 2018 - Mobility Lab

Freeway houses

A New Traffic Safety Paradigm

Despite numerous traffic safety programs, traffic death rates have not declined in a decade and recently started to increase. We can do better! A new paradigm identifies additional safety strategies that reduce both crash rates and risk exposure.

December 18, 2017 - Todd Litman

Late Buses Threaten Seattle Micro-Unit Development—Guess Why

An approved, 55 micro-unit, mixed-use development with no parking sited on a transit corridor with 15-minute headways has been halted by a legal ruling after neighborhood opponents proved the bus was not meeting its schedule.

August 12, 2017 - Seattle Weekly


Debating the Relationship Between Compact Development and Driving

Leading researchers debate whether more compact urban development reduces automobile travel in the Journal of the American Planning Association. The issues are complex and important.

March 2, 2017 - Journal Of The American Planning Association

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