Part of: How Cities can Engage Organizations in Improving Urban Mobility

Advantages of a Trip Reduction Ordinance


A TRO can benefit a region, city, or organization, as well as their residents or workers.


  • Reduces local congestion
  • Reduces air pollution from traffic
  • Boosts investments in more sustainable transport modes
  • Decreases traffic accidents
  • Reduces need for additional roads and parking spaces, leaving land open for other uses
  • Incentivizes sustainable mobility businesses
With TROs the number of cars on the street decreases, reducing air pollution. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil.


  • Attracts and retains talents from a larger travel shed
  • Decreases the need for company parking lots
  • Fulfills sustainability goals
  • Increases productivity
  • Follows international good practice standards
Reducing the number of commuting vehicles can reduce the need for parking spaces. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil.


  • Encourages physical activity
  • Improves quality of life
  • Reduces commuting time 
  • Increases reliability of travel time
  • Increases satisfaction with the organization
A TRO policy can encourage people to engage in more active ways of transportation. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil.