Online TDM Encyclopedia

Transportation Demand Management (TDM, also called Mobility Management) is a general term for strategies that result in more efficient use of transportation resources. This Encyclopedia is a comprehensive source of information about innovative management solutions to transportation problems. It provides detailed information on dozens of demand management strategies, plus general information on TDM planning and evaluation techniques. It is produced by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute to increase understanding and implementation of TDM.


Strategies To Achieve Specific Objectives
Best Strategies For Various Organizations and Stakeholder Groups
TDM Strategies
Improved Transport Options
Incentives To Use Alternative Modes and Reduce Driving
   Parking and Land Use Management
   Policy And Institutional Reforms
TDM Programs and Program Support
TDM Planning and Evaluation
Reference Information


These chapters describe this Encyclopedia and TDM.

About This Encyclopedia Describes the Encyclopedia and how to use it.
Why Manage Transportation? Discusses reasons to apply transportation demand management.
Success Stories Describes successful TDM programs.
Win-Win Transportation Solutions Describes TDM strategies that provide multiple economic, social and environmental benefits.
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Strategies To Achieve Specific Objectives

These chapters describe the best strategies for achieving specific objectives.

Congestion Reduction Strategies for reducing traffic congestion.
Energy Conservation and Emission Reductions Strategies for reducing vehicle energy consumption and pollution emissions.
Health and Fitness Strategies that improve public fitness and health through physical activity.
Improving Equity Strategies that help achieve equity objectives.
Livability Strategies Strategies that improve local environmental quality as experienced by people who live, work and visit in a community.
Parking Solutions Solutions to parking problems.
Rural Community TDM Strategies that can help improve transportation in lower-density, rural areas.
Safety Strategies Strategies for improving traffic safety and public health.
Transportation Affordability Describes TDM strategies that increase transportation affordability.
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About the author:

Todd Litman is executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps to expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation techniques, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. He can be reached at: 1250 Rudlin Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3R7, Canada. Email:

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About the Climate Action Plan coordinator:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Francis Eric Knight Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, he is MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent non-profit advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, incomplete information, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities. In the autumn of 2018 he committed his life work to the challenges of countering climate change from GHG emissions from the transport sector. (For more see Britton online at, @ericbritton. email at and Skype: newmobility

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