Demand Management

Guangzhou Bollards by Karl Fjellstrom

Transport Demand Management (TDM) is a set of policies designed to reduce demand for car use through promoting changes in travel behaviour. TDM seeks to promote alternative modes and destinations of travel and influence travellers to consider these before they get into their cars. TDM encourages sustainable travel and increases transport system efficiency by adopting measures such as congestion charging, road-tolls and parking controls. The main objectives of these strategies are reduced traffic congestion, road and parking cost savings, increased safety, improved mobility for non-drivers, energy conservation and pollution emission reductions.

Read more in the gTKP Urban Mobility Topic Information Sheet on Demand Management.