SHIFT: Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

UPDATE

Transportation Demand Management has been approved!

On Tuesday, February 7, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance amending the Planning Code to establish a Transportation Demand Management Program. (Board of Supervisors File #160925) This milestone completes the third and final component of the Transportation Sustainability Program, a three-part citywide policy initiative to help transportation keep pace with growth in the City.

Read the press release

A web-based tool, is available to implement the TDM Program. Direct any questions or errors for the tool to TSP@sfgov.org.

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The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program is designed to work with developers to provide more on-site amenities that will encourage smarter travel options so people can get around more easily without a car. These choices are better for the environment, help manage congestion, help to reduce risks to pedestrians and cyclists, and improve the overall efficiency of our transportation network.

A series of development-focused TDM measures are intended to "shift" more typical car-dependent travel practices by providing reliable alternatives, such as:

  • Delivery services
  • Bicycle amenities
  • Subsidized transit passes

The TDM Program would apply to nearly all types of new development and changes of use. The end result: more sustainable transportation options for a building's tenants, employees, residents, and visitors, which benefits not only the local neighborhood, but the City as a whole.

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