Education and free consultation to commuters, employers, and local communities on developing a set of strategies that reduces traffic congestion and maximizes transportation options.
Promotion of transportation options that contribute to connected communities and economic development, including public transit, shared rides, electric vehicles, bicycling, and walking.
Better Biking in Montco includes bike safety, FREE fitted bike helmets, a FREE Bike Share Program, and collaborating with partners on bike infrastructure & connections.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
TDM is a set of strategies that reduces traffic congestion and maximizes transportation options. Carpooling, biking, public transit, shuttles, vanpools, walking and telecommuting are all TDM options.
- TDM education to commuters, employers and local communities
- Valuable resources and information on incentives, grants and funding for alternative modes of transportation
- Expertise to help local employers develop TDM strategies that are most appropriate for their specific workforce
TDM strategies and tools can also be utilized to address poor air quality, health issues, environmental impacts, climate change, social equity, sustainable living, and smart growth.
There are more than 12 million registered vehicles in Pennsylvania which generate 47% of nitrogen oxides in the air, contributing to poor air quality. Statewide, vehicles release 21% of carbon dioxide, contributing to climate change.
We promote transportation options that help connect communities and support economic development. Our goal isto reduce the number of 'single occupancy vehicles', where people drive alone, to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
Better Biking in Montco
Reports confirm 657 crashes involving bicycles on Montco roads from 2010 - 2019. We provide educational materials and instruction on safe bike riding. Each year, we host bike helmet 'give-away' events and promote the need to always wear a properly-fitted helmet. At these events, we ensure that each person receives the right size helmet by measuring each individual's head. In 2021, we distributed 375 fitted helmets.
In 2012, we launched our Bike Share Program, a free community resource for local residents. Our fleet now includes 20 bicycles and tricycles, available at eight locations, for local trips, commuting, running errands, and recreation.
Bike Infrastructure & Connections
We support Bike Montco and collaborate with partners in pursuit of six common goals:
- Connected communities
- Education and Enforcement
- Health and Environmental Sustainability
- Vibrant Economy
Air Quality Tip
Approximately 20 days each year, air quality in Montco does not meet EPA health standards. Everyone can take action to reduce air pollution and improve air quality.
Maintaining your vehicle, commuting smarter, saving energy at work & home, and employers joining the Air Quality Partnership through the Partnership TMA of Montgomery County are simple steps to improve air quality.
Maintain Your Vehicle
Get the junk out of your trunk. An extra 100 pounds reduces gas mileage by up to 2%.
Avoid aggressive driving. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking can reduce gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds.
The Partnership TMA of Montgomery County collaborates with 150+ public and private sector partners to:
Expand & Enhance transportation options
Ease traffic congestion
Educate & Engage our communities on issues of land use, the environment, and healthy lifestyles