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Transportation Demand Management Programs as an Emissions Reduction Strategy: New Challenges and Opportunities

Categorized Under: Environment, Transportation

 

 

ICF International releases analysis highlighting the potential role of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies in reducing multiple air pollutants. TDM strategies reduce motor vehicle emissions primarily by decreasing vehicle travel and encouraging the use of other transportation modes, such as transit, bicycling, or walking; increasing vehicle occupancy through carpooling or vanpooling; eliminating vehicle trips, through strategies such as telecommuting and compressed work weeks; reducing vehicle trip lengths through better urban design and land use mixing; and linking vehicle trips. In addition, TDM strategies also can encourage shifts from peak periods to less congested periods, thereby reducing travel delay and idling.

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Published: Feb 1, 2007
Source: ICF International
 
 
 
 

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