A PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF FLEET PARKING TERMINAL CAPACITY

PARKING DEMAND IS A CRITICAL DILEMMA, PARTICULARLY IN THE CENTRAL SECTIONS OF URBAN AREAS. EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED TO RESOLVE THIS URBAN CRISIS. THE CONCEPT OF A FLEET VEHICLE SYSTEM IS RECEIVING MUCH ATTENTION AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE URBAN PARKING PROBLEM. THIS SYSTEM TENDS TO CHANGE URBAN VEHICLE DESIGN AND THE OPERATOR-VEHICLE RELATIONSHIP, WHICH LEADS, IN TURN, TO FACILITY ALTERATIONS TO MAKE OPTIMUM USE OF PARKING TERMINAL SPACE. THE INTENT WAS TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL OF FLEET-OPERATED VEHICLE PARKING AS A METHOD OF MAXIMIZING TERMINAL SPACE UTILIZATION. A PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF TERMINAL CAPACITY WAS USED FOR EASY INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS. AN INDIVIDUAL FLEET TERMINAL HAVING MINIMAL CAPACITY CHARACTERISTICS WAS COMPARED TO A PRESENT TYPE FACILITY HAVING OPTIMUM CAPACITY DESIGN. THE GEOMETRICAL PATTERNS WERE SELECTED SUCH THAT THE RESULTS, PRESENTED IN PERCENT CAPACITY INCREASE, REPRESENT A MINIMUM EXPECTED IMPROVEMENT WHEN THE FLEET CONCEPT IS EMPLOYED. THE RESULTS PROVIDE AN INDICATION OF THE EFFECT OF THE FLEET VEHICLE SYSTEM ON THE URBAN PARKING SITUATION. ALSO, THIS STUDY ESTABLISHES A TECHNIQUE THAT MAY BE EXPANDED TO PROVIDE PARKING PLANNERS WITH AN EFFICIENT METHOD OF ANALYZING PARKING TERMINAL CAPACITY. A NEW APPROACH TO DEAL WITH THE GROWING PARKING PROBLEM IN URBAN AMERICA IS PRESENTED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 30-39
  • Monograph Title: Parking analyses
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM