CONTENTS:- Preface; Changing trends and its Impacts on Transport Planning; Travel demand Management Measures; Travel Information services for Demand Management; Alleviating Traffic Congestion; Applications of Demand-side Strategies; Travel demand Management in Urban Area; Travel demand Management Programmes in private sector; Planning and development of Sustainable transportation; Research on Travel demand management; Management of Road Maintenance.
Travel demand management or TDM describes a wide range of actions that are geared toward improving the efficiency of travel demand. The original concepts of travel demand management took root in the 1970s and 1980s from legitimate desires to provide alternatives to single occupancy commuter travel to save energy, improve air quality, and reduce peak period congestion,. Today, managing travel demand has broadened to encompass to desire to optimise transportation system performance for commute and non-commute trips and for recurring as well as non-recurring events. Demand-oriented approaches are needed to address the transportation issues created by growth and the variability in demand for use of the systems. This book examines a variety of TDM strategies being used world-wide. Readers will find in this book a set of materials, guides and tools that should be of significant value in not only increasing the basic understanding of what TDM is, but on how to design and evaluate programmes which will deliver the optimal potential that these strategies can offer.