This study has examined the concept of shared parking with the objective of explaining how it works and developing a methodology to estimate its magnitude at locations throughout the United States. The significance of shared parking is related to growth in mixed-use development across the United States. Experience indicates that combining land uses results in a demand for parking space that is less than the demand generated by separate freestanding developments of similar size and character. For the purpose of this study, shared parking data were collected for 161 development projects in several urban areas throughout the nation. These projects were selected to represent five basic types and six combinations of land use in downtowns and suburban areas. All had varying amounts of floor space. For the analysis of shared parking, peak parking ratios and hourly parking accumulations were determined for single developments in freestanding situations with maximum use of the auto as transportation. These characteristics provide the means to estimate the impact on peak parking space requirements when land uses are combined. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Land Institute

    1090 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    820 Davis Street
    Evanston, IL  United States  60204
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM