Cost of Congestion

Demystifying Transport Demand Management (TDM)

Many people think that the solution to congestion is building new roads. Why is this myth so widespread?

If cities applied “least-cost planning” principles, and so invested in the most cost-effective transportation investments, including improvements to alternative modes and TDM programs, and if roads and parking facilities were efficiently priced, people would drive 20 – 50 percent less, rely more on walking and bicycling and public transit,



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