Transportation Demand Management and Park & Ride

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is using strategies and policies to reduce single occupant vehicles and encourage/incentivize other modes such as walking, biking, ridesharing, vanpooling, transit, and car-sharing. TDM also includes shifting travel demand away from typical rush hour times. Reducing the amount of automobile traffic during peak travel hours improves transportation system efficiency, reduces vehicle miles traveled (VMT), improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion, improves access to employment, and enhances the livability of our communities. In addition to focusing on sustainable modes, TDM also includes measures such as flexible work schedules, telecommuting , preferential parking, financial incentives and more.

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GO! CHITTENDEN COUNTY

Transportation partners in Chittenden County have joined together to form Go! Chittenden County, a one-stop shop for businesses and individuals interested in transportation resources. We’re dedicated to helping Vermonters find easier, more efficient ways of getting around Chittenden County and beyond which will help to increase the efficiency and equity of our region’s transportation system, increase access to employment and enhance the livability of our communities. Interested in getting from here to there? Ready to solve your on-site transportation issues? Visit www.gochittendencounty.org and get started!

WAY TO GO! COMMUTER CHALLENGE

Way to Go! is an incentive-based event that encourages the use of less-expensive, healthier, more earth-friendly transportation alternatives to driving alone. For nearly a decade, a growing number of participants have pledged to try a new way of commuting during the week-long Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. The collective efforts into this program have resulted in the program receiving national recognition for the first time in 2010.

CAR SHARING

The CCRPC is proud to be a partner with CarShare Vermont, the state’s first and only nonprofit car-sharing organization and the first in the country to operate in a mostly rural area. CarShare Vermont makes available a neighborhood-based network of fuel-efficient vehicles that its members can access 24/7 whenever they need to drive, paying by the hour and mile.

Since members pay according to how much they drive, they are more thoughtful about how often and far they drive. The transportation sector contributes to nearly half of Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions, and most of these emissions are derived from private motor vehicles. Car-sharing is part of a sustainable transportation network of choices that complements and is supported by a variety of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies, including enhanced transit, ridesharing, pedestrian and bicycle access, parking demand management, and campus transportation management. CarShare Vermont reduces car dependence, improves the environment, and increase mobility for people of all income levels by providing an affordable, convenient, and reliable alternative to private car ownership that enhances the environmental, social, and economic wellbeing of our region and planet. For more information visit http://www.carsharevt.org.

PARK & RIDE

CCRPC completed the 2011 Park and Ride & Intercept Facility Plan, which describes the Plan’s purpose and need, goals and objectives, details high priority sites and projects, and offers recommendations to help achieve the vision of a regional network of park & ride and intercept facilities. CCRPC has advanced a regional park and ride strategy through a number of previous plans and studies; a 1993 Study, the 1999 Plan, and most recently, the 2004 Plan focusing on prioritization of facility locations by “type” (e.g. Intercept lot (or Satellite lot) v.s. Park & Ride lot).

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