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(A) The purpose of this Transportation Demand Management (TDM) chapter is to encourage reduction in single occupant vehicle (SOV) trips, and thus reduce vehicle miles traveled and carbon emissions, alleviate congestion during peak periods, and improve air quality, all while making better use of existing transportation infrastructure.
(B) This chapter provides the framework for strategies that increase over-all system efficiency by encouraging a shift from SOV trips to non-SOV transportation modes and shifting SOV trips out of peak periods.
(C) The town's goal is to aid in the town-wide reduction of SOV trips by 20% over baseline data for residents and employees (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006-2010), which identifies that Watertown residents currently have a SOV mode share of 68% and that Watertown workers have a mode share of 75%.
(D) This chapter also establishes the legal authority to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter through permitting, inspections, monitoring and enforcement.
(Ord. O-2017-31, passed 5-9-2017)