TSM Measures for Major Activity Centers

by Michael A. Kennedy, Principal; DKS Associate, Oakland, Calif.; formerly, Sr. Transportation Planner, DeLeuw, Cather & Co., San Francisco, Calif.,
Walter Kudlick, (M.ASCE), Consultant; San Francisco, Calif.; formerly, Sr. Transportation Planner, De Leuw, Cather & Co., San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 5, Pg. 499-511

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Transportation Systems Management (TSM) measures, originally conceived as a tool applicable on a region-wide scale, can be successfully applied at major activity centers to avoid, minimize or postpone the need for more capital-intensive transportation improvements. The results from two case studies (an urban university campus and a suburban industrial park/regional shopping center) are presented and analyzed to illustrate how traffic reduction and improved vehicular flow can be achieved by low-cost measures such as ride-sharing programs, parking management policies, transit service improvements, marketing and others. The effectiveness of the university's on-going program, which has reduced traffic generated by the campus by almost 8%, is assessed and a recommended expansion of the program which potentially can double this reduction by 1985 is described. While conditions at the suburban industrial park/shopping center are such that a traffic reduction of 4% to 10% is considered the upper limit of what can be achieved, a comprehensive TSM program for maximizing the efficiency of existing facilities was also developed and is described.

Subject Headings: Traffic analysis | Traffic management | Systems management | Transportation management | Case studies | Colleges and universities | Suburbs | Flow measurement |

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