Modernizing Mitigation: A Demand-Centered Approach

This document is intended as a policy guide focusing on mitigating traffic impacts from land use changes taking a transportation demand management (TDM) approach rather than increasing roadside capacity. This "modern mitigation" approach provides benefits through reduced travel costs and traffic impacts by (1) reducing single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) demand, (2) considering the system and the totality of demand, (3) addressing the setting, (4) keeping it predictable; and (5) considering all stakeholder interests. Examples of modern mitigation program elements include: subsidizing transit passes, ridesharing, carsharing, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, flexible working hours, preferential parking for carpools, and affordable housing. The report discusses the drawbacks of conventional traffic mitigation and provides examples of foundational programs in modern mitigation from Arlington County, Virginia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Pasadena, California.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46p

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  • Accession Number: 01722099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 12:26PM