TRENDS IN CBD PARKING CHARACTERISTICS, 1956 TO 1968

RENDS ARE INVESTIGATED AND ANALYZED IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) PARKING BY URBAN AREAS SIZE FROM 1956 TO 1968. THE DATA FOR 1968 ARE FROM 99 PARKING STUDIES CONDUCTED IN URBAN AREAS SINCE 1960. THESE STUDIES WERE ASSEMBLED AND THE DATA EXTRACTED, CODIFIED AND TABULATED. THE RESULTS WERE THAN ANALYZED AND SUMMARIZED BY CITY SIZE. THE MAJOR CHANGES IN CBD PARKING CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN 1956 AND 1968 WERE EXAMINED. THE PHYSICAL CHANGES SUCH AS POPULATIONS, TRAFFIC VOLUMES, AND PARKING SUPPLY WERE DISCUSSED. THE MOST NOTED VARIATION WAS THE 50 PERCENT INCREASE IN SPACES PER 1,000 POPULATION IN CITIES OF 100 TO 250 THOUSAND AND THEIR 30 PERCENT INCREASE IN INBOUND TRAFFIC VOLUMES. THE DEMAND SIDE OF PARKING WAS ANALYZED. THE DECLINE OF SHOPPING AND BUSINESS PARKING TRIPS WAS OBSERVED. THE 45 PERCENT AVERAGE INCREASE IN WORK TRIPS TO THE CBD REPRESENTED THE MOST RADICAL CHANGE. THE GREATEST INCREASE IN WORK TRIPS OCCURRED IN CITIES OF ONE-HALF TO ONE MILLION POPULATION. THE REST OF THE DATA VARIED SOMEWHAT FROM 1956. ACCUMULATION, DURATION, AND TURNOVER ALL REFLECTED THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF LONGER DURATION WORK TRIPS. DATA ON WALKING DISTANCE WERE THE MOST DIFFICULT TO CLASSIFY EXCEPT FOR THE SLIGHT TREND TOWARD LONGER AVERAGE WALKING DISTANCE.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 40-47
  • Monograph Title: Parking analyses
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM