SOME ASPECTS OF ESTIMATING PARKING DEMANDS FOR TOWN CENTERS AND SHOPPING CENTERS /IN DUTCH/

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSED PARKING DEMAND IN TOWN CENTERS USING RESULTS OF RESEARCH CARRIED OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE HAGUE. THE AUTHOR CRITICIZES THE ADOPTION OF PARKING STANDARDS WITHOUT CONSIDERING THEIR EFFECTS. IF STANDARDS DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE FACT THAT VISITORS TO CITY CENTERS HAVE USUALLY MORE THAN ONE DESTINATION, THEIR APPLICATION MAY LEAD TO AN OVERESTIMATION OF PARKING DEMANDS. MENTION IS MADE OF AN AMERICAN STUDY OF PARKING DEMAND IN SHOPPING CENTERS. THE PARKING DEMAND IN 1967 IN THE SHOPPING CENTER "IN DE BOGAARD" IS ESTIMATED AT APPROXIMATELY 5 PLACES PER 100 SQ M SURFACE FOR COMMERCIAL USE. IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE AVERAGE WALKING DISTANCE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PARKING GARAGES BE BUILT AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT CENTERS OF ATTRACTION. /TRRL/SWOV/

  • Authors:
    • GANTVOORT, J T
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 446-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1972 12:00AM