Helping Communities Leave Their Cars at Home

Ensure that land use patterns, transportation projects and systems, community partnerships, and tools and resources are all aligned to support transportation demand management (TDM) and reduce single occupant vehicle (SOV) use.


Strategies include:

  • Provide medium to high-density development with a mix of supporting land uses that encourage sustainable travel modes.
  • Require TDM programs for new commercial and residential developments to outlines strategies, mode share performance targets, and evaluation measures that will be applied to reduce SOV travel to and from the site.
  • Pursue opportunities to use TDM to improve project and program performance on a widespread basis. Further integrate TDM into planning, land use, project development, investment, design, construction, operations and performance measurement for projects and systems.
  • Strategically strengthen existing community and business partnerships. Establish new partnerships with advocacy and community groups whose missions are rooted in public health, social equity, environmental protection, land use planning, transit-oriented development, and active transportation.
  • Provide better tools, data, methods, and technical assistance to help local communities better integrate TDM into community plans and services. Identify and support innovation and the proliferation of best practices.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
Graphic of a map of a downtown with callout boxes of policies and programs that incentivize people to not drive for traveling
Support transportation demand management and reduce single occupant vehicle use