Cross Section Width for Parallel Parking

The growth of alternative roadway design approaches, such as Traditional Neighborhood Design and Context Sensitive Design, has focused new attention on urban street design standards. Some have called for urban street cross sections that are narrower than those recommended in established design references. One cross section design element for which there is some variation among different published guidelines and practices is the width provided for on-street parallel parking. This paper reports the findings from field measurements made to determine how much width was actually occupied by parallel-parked passenger cars, both in commercial and in residential areas.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 3rd Urban Street Symposium: Uptown, Downtown, or Small Town: Designing Urban Streets That Work, June 24-27, 2007, Seattle, Washington

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01091765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2008 9:27AM