The Role of TDM in Maintaining Accessibility in Australia and New Zealand

With the increased use of walking, cycling and public transport and reduced dependence on car travel, most authorities in Australia and New Zealand consider that travel demand management (TDM) has an important role in contributing to sustainable transport systems. However, the term travel demand management is not well understood and a number of successful interventions are being introduced under different program names. The author considers that a case exists for developing a comprehensive suite of measures under the heading of sustainable mobility management, which could include: (1) behavioral change program, such as TravelSmart; (2) improved public transport facilities and services; (3) land development policies and plans to support more walking, cycling and public transport; (4) reallocation of street space to provide priority for buses or trams and to provide more convenient safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists; (5) parking management policies and plans; (6) pricing and charging mechanisms; and (7) freight logistics and selected rail and road upgrades along major freight movement corridors. A number of programs and results of case studies are discussed in the paper. Evidence is provided that demonstrates that TravelSmart (behavior change programs), parking policy and management and street space management are three programs that have potential to influence travel demand to increase walking, cycling and public transport and limit excessive use of cars.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers

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  • Accession Number: 01006887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1933452080
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2005 12:52PM