Reducing Drive Alone Commute Trips
Also known as commute trip reduction these specific strategies support employers and employees reduce the number of drive-alone or single occupancy trips made during peak commute hours. We will continue to add articles as this category of strategies evolves.
Emergency ride home programs provide a free or subsidized ride to commuters who do not drive alone to work.
Agencies and employers can provide incentives to employees that encourage them to make travel changes that include choosing another transportation mode, shifting the time that they travel, and selecting alternative routes.
High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are a type of managed lane that can only be used by vehicles with more than one passenger. HOV lanes allow vehicles with multiple passengers to bypass traffic along congested corridors, and provide a speed and travel time reliability advantage over adjacent general purpose lanes.
Employers can encourage employees to walk or bike to work by providing on-site facilities to improve convenience for these commute alternatives.
This strategy involves prioritizing and reserving parking spaces for carpool or vanpool riders, and typically includes priority parking spots with easy access to a building entrance. This strategy is typically a transportation benefit for commuters; however, it is also used on city streets and in transit parking facilities.