Ever been stymied trying to quantify the results of your program? Come hear about Transport Canada's new TDM Measurement Guidelines (details below).
Resource Conservation Manitoba will be hosting the following webinar at the EcoCentre boardroom (303 Portage Ave, third floor). If you're interested in attending, please let me know as space is limited (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
Date: Wednesday, October 28th Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Location: EcoCentre Boardroom (303 Portage Ave, 3rd floor - access via elevator just inside front doors of MEC)
Webinar presented by ACT Canada (Association for Commuter Transportation of Canada) with guest speaker Alison Clavelle, Transportation Planner with iTRANS. TDM Measurement Guidelines -- Transport Canada will also soon release guidelines that will help organizations measure the impacts of their Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives and, over time, effectively evaluate progress toward established goals. They address a variety of topics including indicators (what should be measured), variables (the types of data upon which indicators are based), data collection methods (how to measure the indicators), and calculations (mathematical processes). The guidelines offer a step-by-step framework that encourages the consistent application of core principles, but in a manner that is flexible. They provide the practitioner with the information from which to choose the impact measurement technique that suits the specific application, local conditions, target group, etc.
This guide will be made available on Transport Canada's Urban Programs web pages this fall. Until then, if you would like to receive an advance copy of any of these, please email a request to email@example.com.
Also... two other soon-to-be-released guides that may be of interest to folks:
Bike Sharing Guide - Transport Canada is poised to release a Bike Sharing Guide, which is intended to help planners and decision makers determine whether public bicycle sharing is viable in their community and, if so, how to design, implement, and operate a successful system. The material presented in this guide is drawn primarily from recent European experiences, but the information is assessed in terms of relevance to the Canadian context.
Improving Transportation Options in Small and Rural Communities - Transport Canada will soon be releasing a guide to improving transportation options in small and rural communities. The guide will serve as a primer for practitioners who wish to identify, assess, develop and implement sustainable transportation options. It will provide a strategic overview of key issues, illustrate representative success stories, and reference established sources of information. It will act as a "first stop" for those seeking credible, practical guidance in a field where many current resources are oriented toward larger, more urban areas.