Montgomery County, PA

Programs

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.

We provide:

  • 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.

Transportation Options

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.

Options include public transit, shared rides, electric vehicles, bicycling, and walking.

Better Biking in Montco

Bike Safety

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. 

Bike Share

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
  • Equity
  • Safety
  • Education and Enforcement
  • Health and Environmental Sustainability
  • Vibrant Economy

We also advocate for interconnected trail development and currently are involved with projects relating to the Liberty Bell Trail and the Circuit Trails.

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.

Drive Safely

Avoid aggressive driving. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking can reduce gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds.

Maintain Your Vehicle

Get the junk out of your trunk. An extra 100 pounds reduces gas mileage by up to 2%.

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Mission Statement

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