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Empirical evidence on cruising for parking

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01359104

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/09658564

Abstract:

The literature on car cruising is dominated by theory. We examine cruising for parking using a nation-wide random sample of car trips. We exclude employer-provided and residential parking. We focus on the Netherlands, where levels of on-street and off-street parking prices are locally the same. We demonstrate then that due to this price setting the average cruising time in the Netherlands is only 36 s per car trip. Furthermore, we show that cruising is not random. It is more common in (large) cities that receive more car trips, particularly for shopping and leisure activities. Cruising time increases with travel duration as well as with parking duration. Cruising has a distinctive pattern over the day with a peak in the morning, so the order of arrival is essential to parking. Because cruising has a spatial and time component, policies may be considered that reduce cruising time through flexible pricing of parking or improved information about vacant parking spaces.

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Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.

Language:

English

Authors:

van Ommeren, Jos N
Wentink, Derk
Rietveld, Piet

Pagination:

pp 123-130

Publication Date:

2012-1

Serial:

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Volume: 46
Issue Number: 1
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0965-8564
Serial URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Appendices; References; Tables (3)

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Subject Areas:

Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

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