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Travel Options1 TDM in Edmonton October 20, 2008 ACT Canada TDM Summit.

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1 Travel Options1 TDM in Edmonton October 20, 2008 ACT Canada TDM Summit

2 Travel Options2 Background The vast majority of Edmontonians use the automobile as their default mode of transportation, and most of the resultant vehicle trips are made by single occupants.The vast majority of Edmontonians use the automobile as their default mode of transportation, and most of the resultant vehicle trips are made by single occupants.

3 Travel Options3 Background Traditionally…….. = > Cause Effect

4 Travel Options4 What is Transportation Demand Management? Transportation Demand Management (TDM) includes a wide range of policies, programs, services, and products that influence when, where, and how people travel, thereby increasing the efficiency of the transportation network. Offer travel incentives and disincentives that provide a benefit or disbenefit related to travel choices;Offer travel incentives and disincentives that provide a benefit or disbenefit related to travel choices; Educate and promote to build awareness, understanding, and positive attitudes about travel options;Educate and promote to build awareness, understanding, and positive attitudes about travel options; Provide a combination of infrastructure, supporting policies and supportive land use planning.Provide a combination of infrastructure, supporting policies and supportive land use planning.

5 Travel Options5 Park & Ride Carpool.ca End of Trip Facilities Variable Hours Current Initiatives Compressed Work Weeks Program Secure Bike Storage Bikes on Buses U-Pass Carpool Parking Emergency Ride Home

6 Travel Options6 A Strategy for Edmonton 1. CITY CORPORATE PROGRAM survey of existing employee behaviours survey of current facilities develop travel options 1. CITY CORPORATE PROGRAM survey of existing employee behaviours survey of current facilities develop travel options 2. CORPORATE PARTNERS PROGRAM take successes to corporate partners assist and encourage 2. CORPORATE PARTNERS PROGRAM take successes to corporate partners assist and encourage 3. CITYWIDE PROGRAM promote options to general population selected application of disincentives 3. CITYWIDE PROGRAM promote options to general population selected application of disincentives 3A. CARPOOL go to regional model right away follow similar progression: internal to corporate partners to public 3A. CARPOOL go to regional model right away follow similar progression: internal to corporate partners to public 3B. INFRASTRUCTURE & POLICIES MUTC Strategy BTP Update Sidewalk Strategy LRT Extension TMP Update MDP Update 3B. INFRASTRUCTURE & POLICIES MUTC Strategy BTP Update Sidewalk Strategy LRT Extension TMP Update MDP Update

7 Travel Options7 Progress to Date

8 Travel Options8 Carpool.ca Rideshare WeekRideshare Week Earth Day Rideshare PromotionEarth Day Rideshare Promotion TDM WorkshopTDM Workshop

9 Travel Options9 Carpool.ca Fall 2007

10 Travel Options10 Carpool.ca Spring 2008

11 Travel Options11 Employee Survey Based on Transport Canada Survey.Based on Transport Canada Survey. Both online and hard copy available to 9,000 City of Edmonton employees – participation voluntary.Both online and hard copy available to 9,000 City of Edmonton employees – participation voluntary. Survey ran between Aug 1 st to Sept 14 th, 2007.Survey ran between Aug 1 st to Sept 14 th, Over 3,800 respondents; 50/50 Male-Female Split.Over 3,800 respondents; 50/50 Male-Female Split. Success due to iPod draw? Only 50% of respondents entered draw…Success due to iPod draw? Only 50% of respondents entered draw…

12 Travel Options12 Survey Sample

13 Travel Options13 Preliminary Survey Results

14 Travel Options14 Preliminary Survey Results 43.5 %

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16 Travel Options16 Preliminary Survey Results 49.1 %

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24 Travel Options24 Preliminary Survey Results 61.8% of employees work compressed work weeks.61.8% of employees work compressed work weeks. 31.3% of employees who use transit participate in the City Employee Transit Pass Discount Program.31.3% of employees who use transit participate in the City Employee Transit Pass Discount Program. 61.7% of employees have not participated in a carpool within the last year.61.7% of employees have not participated in a carpool within the last year. 54.1% of employees have not used public transit within the last year.54.1% of employees have not used public transit within the last year. 53.4% of employees who drive alone, park for free.53.4% of employees who drive alone, park for free.

25 Travel Options25 Worksite Assessments Example: Fire Station

26 Travel Options26 Fire Station #2

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29 Travel Options29 Partnerships City of Edmonton TDM CommitteeCity of Edmonton TDM Committee Capital Region TDM CommitteeCapital Region TDM Committee Cooperation with the University of Alberta TDM StrategyCooperation with the University of Alberta TDM Strategy The Trails, Paths and Routes Advisory Committee (TPRAC)The Trails, Paths and Routes Advisory Committee (TPRAC) Walkable EdmontonWalkable Edmonton

30 Travel Options30 Upcoming Projects

31 Travel Options31 Carpool Parking Pilot A pilot project to test the operations and effectiveness of Carpool Parking.A pilot project to test the operations and effectiveness of Carpool Parking. Carpool Parking stalls will be located within three of the City LRT Park and Ride Facilities over a one year period beginning in January 2009.Carpool Parking stalls will be located within three of the City LRT Park and Ride Facilities over a one year period beginning in January Before and after studies will completed as part of the pilot project.Before and after studies will completed as part of the pilot project.

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34 Travel Options34 In - House Commuter Challenge A year-round commuter challenge program will be developed for City staff with the objective of launching the program in January 2009.A year-round commuter challenge program will be developed for City staff with the objective of launching the program in January This web-based program will be similar to the national Commuter Challenge program.This web-based program will be similar to the national Commuter Challenge program. City staff will be encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation as part of their commute and log their travels each month.City staff will be encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation as part of their commute and log their travels each month.

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36 Travel Options36 Future Initiatives Emergency Ride Home Pilot ProjectEmergency Ride Home Pilot Project Transit InitiativesTransit Initiatives Telecommuting Pilot ProjectTelecommuting Pilot Project TDM Initiatives for Major DevelopmentsTDM Initiatives for Major Developments Monitoring of TDM MeasuresMonitoring of TDM Measures

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