Getting the Parking Right for Transit-Oriented Development

Increasingly metropolitan planning organizations in Texas are incorporating Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) or similar concepts into their long-range plans for the purpose of achieving sustainable transportation. One major challenge to implementing these TOD-type strategies is parking. The conventional parking policies likely produce excessive parking, undermining the expected community benefits of TOD and could even cause the TOD initiative to fail. Getting the parking right is essential to ensure the desirable form and functionality of TOD. There are few studies of the topic on Texas cities. The main objective of this study is to report the state-of-the-knowledge on parking regulations and practice influencing the planning, design, and implementation of TOD. The report first offers a narrative review of the published works on TOD-Parking. Based on the review findings it then presents a matrix of best parking practices for TOD. Finally, the report provides an annotated bibliography of TOD-Parking studies. Appendix 1 assembles parking regulations and practice policies in selected cities in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 1616 Guadalupe Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-1255

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zhang, Ming
    • Mulholland, Katie
    • Zhang, Jane
    • Gomez-Sanchez, Ana J
  • Publication Date: 2012-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 154p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01376181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/12/161027-1, Report 161027-1
  • Contract Numbers: 10727
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2012 9:39AM