STRUCTURING A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF PARKING

ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR SOMETIME THAT PARKING CONSTITUTES AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE PARKING PROGRAMS ARE RELATIVELY UNDEVELOPED. THIS PAPER SUGGESTS A FRAMEWORK FOR CONDUCTING A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF THE PARKING OR TERMINAL SYSTEM. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ANALYSIS PROCESSES USED TO EVALUATE A PARKING SYSTEM AND HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT NETWORKS IS FIRST IDENTIFIED. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A PARKING ANALYSIS SHOULD FOLLOW THE APPLICATION OF THE TRAVEL DEMAND MODELS BUT SHOULD PRECEDE ASSIGNMENTS TO THE HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT NETWORKS. THE FRAMEWORK FOR CARRYING OUT A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF THE PARKING PROCESS IS THEN PRESENTED. TWO MAJOR PHASES OF THIS STRATEGY ARE THE CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION OF THE COMPONENT MODELS OF THE PARKING ANALYSIS PACKAGE AND THE APPLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE TO EVALUATE THE CONSEQUENCES OF ALTERNATIVE PARKING PROGRAMS. THE PARKING SYSTEM SIMULATION MODEL, WHICH SIMULATES THE OPERATION OF A GIVEN PARKING SYSTEM FOR A GIVEN TIME-DEPENDENT PARKING DEMAND, IS A KEY COMPONENT OF THE PROPOSED FRAMEWORK. THE PARKING ALLOCATION MODEL, WHICH AT EVERY TIME PERIOD ALLOCATES ARRIVING VEHICLES TO THE AVAILABLE PARKING FACILITIES, IS THE CENTRAL ELEMENT OF THE PARKING SYSTEM SIMULATION MODEL. A PARKING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS COULD BE UTILIZED TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE PARKING PROGRAMS. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK PROPOSED HEREIN OFFERS PROMISE AS A STRUCTURE FOR CARRYING OUT AN ANALYSIS OF PARKING. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Parking and presented at the 49th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Ellis, Raymond H
    • Rassam, Paul R
  • Discussers:
    • Pendakur, V Setty
    • Schulman, Lawrence L
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-13
  • Monograph Title: Parking analyses
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  • Accession Number: 00225853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM