Managed by SANDAG, iCommute is the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program for the San Diego region. TDM refers to programs and strategies that manage and reduce traffic congestion by encouraging the use of transportation alternatives rather than driving alone, such as walking, biking, taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, working flexible schedules, and teleworking. These programs reduce overall vehicle miles traveled (VMT), make more efficient use of the existing transportation network, and maximize movement of people and goods. An individual traveler’s mode choice - be it auto, carpool, vanpool, transit, walking, or biking - is significantly influenced by how communities are designed and developed. Smart growth development can reduce the need for vehicle travel for daily trips, and available parking supply and/or pricing can encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation.
Inclusion of TDM in the local planning and development process offers a broad range of economic, environmental, and public health benefits. TDM:
Need assistance? - iCommute is available to provide free support and tools to help your jurisdiction plan, design, and implement a customized TDM program. For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.
This study assists municipal governments with implementing and monitoring TDM policies as part of their plans and projects. Featured case studies and recommendations can be tailored to any jurisdiction’s needs.
SANDAG TDM Fact Sheet
TDM in the SANDAG 2050 RTP
USDOT TDM Toolbox
Caltrans TDM Research Library
VTPI Online TDM Encyclopedia
Approaches to Parking Pricing