Transportation Demand Management

Transportation Demand Management Plan

The City is working to develop a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan in coordination with citizens and businesses. 

The core TDM Plan goal is to reduce single-occupancy auto trips in town by maximizing traveler choices. This can be accomplished by improving mobility options and infrastructure (transit, biking, walking, ride-sharing), providing incentives, information, and/or policy changes to encourage and help individuals modify their travel behavior. The TDM plan would work to reduce overall costs across the system, cost of highway closures and any potential needs for capacity or safety improvements, costs of accidents, and commuting costs

Current Efforts and Successes

  • The City has developed extensive accident data across the city and will work on a plan in 2023 to look at accident patterns, causes, and potential structural and operational changes on State Highway 82.
  • The City is working on a transit expansion study to improve and expand Ride Glenwood Springs service in the Glenwood area.
  • Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has expanded Hogback service as promised in the Destination 2040 tax measure. 
    • Even with the limited service available, ridership from Western Garfield County has increased dramatically, up 57% in 2022 compared to 2019 pre-COVID-19 numbers. 
    • Buses destined for Glenwood Springs in the morning peak often fill in Silt.
A long line of traffic going over the Grand Avenue bridge.
  1. Bryana Starbuck

    Public Information Officer