Transportation Demand Management
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) promotes transportation choices such as carpooling, vanpooling, transit, walking, biking, teleworking and flexible work hours. It emphasizes the movement of people and goods, rather than vehicles, by providing convenient transportation options to driving alone.
Bellevue's various TDM activities focus on employers, employees, property managers, residents and visitors. The benefits to the community include maximizing the efficiency of our existing infrastructure and limiting the impacts of traffic on Bellevue neighborhoods. In addition, reducing trips limits pollution to the air and water and supports the city’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Starting in late 2014, the city is launching an update of its multiple TDM plans into a single overarching 2015-2020 TDM Plan. Plans to be incorporated are the 2008 Commute Trip Reduction and Connect Downtown plans, as well as a draft Citywide TDM Plan developed in 2010.
The planning process will include formation of goals and targets, and assessment and selection of potential strategies for meeting them. Also, a financial element will identify anticipated funding sources, likely to include state and federal grants.
The plan will address ways to keep people moving and help them find alternate modes to driving alone during several major construction activities anticipated during the 2015-2020 time frame. These include East Link light rail; South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure during expansion; and the start of express tolling on I-405 in Bellevue.