Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
As one of the fastest growing regions
in Canada, widening and construction of new roads cannot
keep pace with the new trips that are generated from
the additional population and employment.
Transportation Planning has undertaken the Transportation
Demand Management Study to examine options to reduce
travel demand. The goal of this initiative is to review
the current position and programs in Peel Region and
to recommend appropriate updated policies/programs to
use more sustainable modes of transportation such as
public transit, carpool, vanpool, bicycle and walk to
reduce vehicle trips.
Transportation Planning was recently featured on Rogers
First Local, talking about plans to tackle our gridlock
and pollution. Peel Region is working closely with stakeholders
in both public and private sectors to develop ways to
reduce cars on the road. Tom AppaRao, Director of Transportation
Planning, shares information about Transportation Demand
Management, Goods Movement and future transportation
plans for the Region of Peel.
The video of the interview, courtesy of Rogers Television, is approximately 7 minutes in length.
The objectives of the Travel Demand Management Study
- A review of current policies
- Consultation with
- Development and assessment of TDM options for implementation
- Identification of the need for further data collection
- Evaluation and recommendations on performance indicators
The report was completed in June, 2004.
In 2005, Peel partnered with the Mississauga Board
of Trade, City of Mississauga, Brampton Board of Trade,
City of Brampton, Caledon Chamber of Commerce and Town
of Caledon in the creation of two Transportation Management
Associations - Smart
Commute Mississauga and Smart
For further information contact Wayne
Chan, Transportation Manager.
Thursday July 26 2007