With the rise of transportation demand management (TDM), cities are sharing the responsibility of getting residents and commuters to change the way they travel, with the goal of ending up with fewer vehicles on the road. Residents aren't expected to make a commute change overnight — developers and property managers are an essential part of making it as easy as possible.
If you’ve ever been to Atlanta, you’ve seen the enormous highway surrounding it. Boasting 15 lanes, it’s truly a sight to see. Unfortunately, even with this behemoth roadway, traffic issues have not gotten any better. In fact, simply because there’s so much road space, there’s an increased incentive to drive. More than 85 percent of Atlanta’s commuters choose cars.
The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is an international organization working to improve employee commutes around the world. They host a series of events and webinars, and also sponsor regional chapters in order to enhance local infrastructure and mobility options.
Just when you thought cities couldn’t be built up any more, new developments keep popping up left and right. We’re not just talking about a couple of cities — this trend is happening all over the country and even the world. Luxury apartment buildings with rooftop pools, chic clothing boutiques, and quaint restaurants seem to be on every corner.
In 2018, McDonald's relocated its headquarters from suburban Oak Brook to downtown Chicago, Illinois. The burger makers have followed other corporations like Motorola and Kraft Heinz into the city in order to attract younger talent. What made them and so many others make this decision, and what are they doing to handle the move, manage employee retainment, and increase satisfaction in the city?
Would you like to spend 19 days a year in a car stuck in traffic? It sounds like a post-apocalyptic nightmare, but it's actually the average amount of time Americans waste taking solo car commutes every year.
Transportation has been in the spotlight for being one of the main contributors to global pollution. Cars, specifically single-occupancy vehicle cars, have been the poster child for increased carbon emissions, and it's true — not driving a personal vehicle is the biggest change an individual can make to have an impact. But the solution can't be centered around individuals. Major corporations are responsible for more pollution, particularly in relation to air travel, than any single person could be.