The importance of determining local parking needs is emphasized, and it is noted that many communities do not have the technical expertise to determine local parking needs. Part of the problem is that parking needs are continually changing. Also, aesthetics has become a larger concern, and developers and communities are trying to limit parking in front of buildings. Studies have also demonstrated changes in demand in shopping centers and health care centers. In suburban jurisdictions, the biggest issue is office parking. Different land uses such as mixed use projects have peak demands at different times of the day. The experience of two leaders in the field of parking planning and management are described: San Diego's Mobility Planning Program; and Montgomery County Maryland's parking policies. In San Diego, the transportation demand management program uses parking standards both to shape land use and to restructure the demand for transportation. In Montgomery County, parking has been used to influence other transportation policies. Helpful guidance for communties is provided in the Institute of Transportation Engineers' report: "Parking Generation."

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  • Pagination: p. 14-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00486776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM