SHIFT: Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
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.
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.