Guidelines
Last Updated: 08/02/2019

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Standards

The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program is part of an initiative aimed at improving and expanding the transportation system to help accommodate new growth, and creating a policy framework for private development to contribute to minimizing its impact on the transportation system, including helping to pay for the system’s enhancement and expansion. The TDM Program described herein is one of the three interrelated policy initiatives comprising the Transportation Sustainability Program.

The Transportation Sustainability Program is summarized in the TDM Technical Justification document.

PURPOSE OF THE TDM PROGRAM
Applying TDM to new development is a sensible step forward in maintaining mobility as our city grows. The TDM Program helps manage demand on the transportation network by making sure new developments are designed to make it easier for new residents, tenants, employees, and visitors to get around by sustainable travel modes such as transit, walking, and biking. Each measure included in the TDM Program is intended to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled, using an efficiency metric (e.g., per capita, per employee), from new development.

TDM PROGRAM STANDARDS CONTENTS
Under Planning Code Section 169.6, the Planning Commission has adopted these Standards for the Transportation Demand Management Program (TDM Program Standards) in compliance with Planning Code Section 169. The TDM Program Standards contained herein are the culmination of years of work and research. The research is summarized in the TDM Technical Justification document.

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