23 Tourist and special event transport management

23.0.1 Description

Tourist Transport Management (also called Resort Community Transport Management) involves improving transportation options for recreational travel and reducing automobile traffic in resort areas. Tourist travel has predictable patterns and needs, and often occurs in areas that have unique environmental and social features that are particularly sensitive to degradation by excessive automobile traffic. Tourist Transport Management can preserve the amenities that attract visitors to an area, whether it is an historic city center or a pristine natural environment.

23.0.2 Type of travel affected

Travel to parks and resorts.

23.0.3 How travel and emission effects, including long-run, can be measured and modelled

Travel impacts depend on the nature of the TDM strategies that are implemented, the types of trips, location, and demographics of visitors. Large travel impacts are possible. Some resorts and destination parks have virtually eliminated private vehicle traffic.

23.0.4 Secondary impacts

Improved vehicle management within parks and resorts.

23.0.5 Key Information sources

Victoria Transport Policy Institute (2019) TDM Encyclopedia: Tourist Transport Management. https://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm46.htm