The Memphis area is growing, largely in the suburban counties at the fringes of the urban core. While these areas are accessible by the road network, they are less well integrated with public and multimodal transportation choices. Officials wanted a study of travel patterns, attitudes, and perceptions that drive commuter behavior.
Nelson\Nygaard catalogued existing conditions and conducted a broad-reaching survey of major employers and regional employment centers. We developed both a Transportation Demand Management toolkit and a set of case studies that focus on realistic and implementable solutions. We provided clear examples of ways to implement suggested changes and specific projects that apply throughout the Memphis region.
These recommendations will allow the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability to connect people and low-income neighborhoods to job centers, bus routes, and needed goods and services.