Part of: Reducing Demand for Vehicle Trips in Cities

Trip Reduction Ordinances Can Reduce Demand

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  • A Trip Reduction Ordinance (TRO) is a law or decree by a city, state or country that engages organizations in improving urban mobility.
  • Organizations develop plans to foster the use of more sustainable modes of transport by their employees. 
  • The involvement of organizations can be voluntary or mandatory, or only organizations in certain locations or of a certain size may be involved.
  • ​Trip Reduction Ordinances have general elements in common but the required plans are tailored to each organization.  
TRO policies can have a big impact on people’s daily commute. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil.