Transportation Demand Management
Transportation Demand Management promotes carpooling, vanpooling, transit, walking, biking, teleworking and flexible work hours. TDM activities focus on employers, employees, property managers, residents and visitors. The benefits to the community include maximizing the efficiency of existing transportation system and limiting the impacts of traffic on Bellevue neighborhoods. Reducing trips also reduces air and water pollution.
The most recent TDM plan covers 2015 through 2023. The plan addresses ways to help people use alternate modes to driving alone during the eight-year period. Transportation system changes during the period include construction of East Link light rail and closure of the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride for several years for expansion and East Link station construction.
To develop the plan, city staff reviewed existing plans, formed goals and targets, and assessed and selected potential strategies to meet them. An implementation framework identifies partnerships and potential funding sources, including state and federal grants. The planning process included drawing on a substantial body of available data, results of prior statistically-valid surveys and a non-scientific, online community input survey.
The city's 2014 Transportation Demand Management Progress Report summarizes TDM programs, activities and results. Moving forward, the report will be updated regularly (annually or biennially).