The Downtown Columbia Master Plan called for the development of a Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP) for DTC to ensure it will be multi-modal as it grows. To do so, the role of travel options other than driving alone (e.g., taking the bus, biking, walking, telework and modified work schedules) needs to be increased.
The TDMP will be a critical tool in enhancing the role of travel options. It will outline baseline TDM requirements for developments in Downtown Columbia and provide a framework for the development and monitoring of site-specific TDM plans as well as action steps to be taken by the Downtown Columbia Partnership and the Howard County Office of Transportation to successfully implement TDM measures in Downtown Columbia.
The TDMP is currently being drafted. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide your feedback.
On December 29, 2000, the Zoning Board’s Decision and Order in Case No. 995M incorporated Exhibit 55, a Transportation Demand Management Plan, as part of the proposal to develop Maple Lawn in Fulton, thus becoming a requirement for development of the property. The TDMP states that the developer intended to spearhead the effort to create a coordinated TDM programming and included a funding mechanism of $0.10 per square foot of leasable space in commercial buildings and $30/year for homeowners.