DEMAND FOR RESIDUAL COMMUTER AUTO PARKING

THE REPORT EXAMINES DEMAND FOR PARKING GENERATED BY AUTOMOBILE COMMUTERS IN AN URBAN SITUATION. THE AUTHOR FOCUSES ON REGULATORY ALTERNATIVES TO LIMIT PARKING SUPPLY AND THEREFORE DISCOURAGE AUTOMOBILE USE. THE AUTHOR INVESTIGATES THE EXISTING LITERATURE AND CONCLUDES THAT NO DEFINITIVE METHOD FOR CURTAILING TRAFFIC VOLUMES APPEARS. SUCH CONVENTIONAL MODELS FOR DETERMINING PARKING DEMAND AS CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS AND TIME SERIES STUDIES WERE RULED OUT FOR THE PRESENT RESEARCH DUE TO INSUFFICIENT DATA. AN IDEAL DEMAND MODEL IS BRIEFLY OUTLINED; AGAIN, HOWEVER, THE AUTHOR LACKED SUFFICIENT DATA TO CONSTRUCT THE MODEL. THE REPORT MAINLY FOCUSES ON THE SOUTHWEST EMPLOYMENT AREA AS A SECTION OF WASHINGTON IN WHICH PARKING REGULATION CAN RECIEVE SPECIALIZED ATTENTION. THE AREA LAND USE AND DEMOGRAPHY IS OUTLINED ALONG WITH RELEVANT STATISTICS ON PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND GROWTH RATES. THE EXISTING MODAL SPLIT IS ALSO EXAMINED. A SEPARATE ANALYSIS OF DEMAND FOR BUSINESS VISITOR PARKING IS PROVIDED ALONG WITH A DESCRIPTION OF EXISTING AND PLANNED SHORT-TERM PARKING FACILITIES. A FINAL SECTION CONCERNS PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A PARKING AUTHORITY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHICH WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO REGULATE THE AVAILABILITY OF COMMUTER FACILITIES. IN CONCLUSION, THE AUTHOR NOTES THAT PEAK-HOUR AUTOMOBILE OCCUPANCY WILL HAVE TO INCREASE BY SOME 40% AND THAT DEMANDS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN 500 BUSES IN OPERATION. THE REPORT RECOMMENDS THAT ALL-DAY PARKING FACILITIES NOT BE EXTENDED, BUT THAT PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL SHORT-TERM BUSINESS VISITORS BE MADE. THROUGHOUT, THE REPORT IS ONLY CONCERNED WITH AUTOMOBILE COMMUTATION. NO ATTEMPT IS MADE TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE METRO RAPID TRANSIT, WHICH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTIO AND WILL EVENTUALLY SERVE THE STUDY AREA. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO DC-URT-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Consortium of Universities

    Urban Transportation Center, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Mayo, A L
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1973 12:00AM