Methodology of Parking Analysis

Cities are faced with many challenges, in particular in relation to the mobility of people and the structure of land-use. Parking management, which makes the link between the fields of urban planning and transportation, is one of the crucial ways to meet these challenges. However, parking studies are a poorly covered area in transportation research. The main barrier to study parking is parking data availability. In the Greater Montreal Area, data from origin-destination (OD) surveys are helpful in understanding typical travel behavior. These surveys have been conducted for forty years and provide useful data to describe and model various spatial-temporal features of daily mobility. This research illustrates the use of OD survey data to develop indicators on parking spaces and use in a given area. This study confirms that the systematic processing of car driver trips from travel surveys allows developing vehicle accumulation profiles for various zones and, from these, derive theoretical parking capacities. This research provides an assessment of the quality of the estimation by comparing the estimations from OD survey to other sources of data, namely geographical data and field surveys. The paper shows that parking capacity is subject to high variability and highlights that its assessment is quite complex and must take into account regulation data that modulates the availability of the raw parking capacity according to different days and hours of the day.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABJ30 Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Diallo, Abdoulaye
    • Morency, Catherine
    • Saunier, Nicolas
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01472168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 13-2520
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2013 10:19AM