WALKING DISTANCES IN PARKING

FROM COMPREHENSIVE PARKING STUDIES MADE IN 32 CITIES IN SIX POPULATION GROUPS, DATA ARE PRESENTED SHOWING THE WALKING DISTANCES OF ILLEGAL PARKERS, FREE-CURB PARKERS, AND THOSE PARKING AT FREE AND PAY OFF-STREET FACILITIES. THE PATRONS OF PAY LOTS AND GARAGES WALK MUCH FURTHER THAN DO ANY OF THE OTHER CLASSES. IT IS EVIDENT THAT WALKING DISTANCES INCREASE AS THE POPULATION INCREASES BUT THAT THE RATE OF INCREASE FALLS OFF AFTER THE 500,000-POPULATION MARK IS REACHED, AND IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS FACT AND THE INCREASE IN THE PROPORTION OF ILLEGAL PARKING, WHICH THUS BECOMES A ROUGH INDEX TO TOLERATION. DATA ARE GIVEN ON MEDIAN DISTANCES WALKED BY OFF-STREET PAY PARKERS, TOGETHER WITH THE AVERAGE AND THE RANGE, AND IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THESE BE USED AS TENTATIVE CRITERIA IN THE LOCATION OF NEW PAY FACILITIES, SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT FOR VARIOUS OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY AFFECT ACCEPTANCE OF A LOCATION. THE BASIC ASSUMPTION IS MADE THAT, IN EACH POPULATION GROUP, ADDED FACILITIES MUST BE SO LOCATED AS TO IMPROVE THE PARKING CONDITIONS, WHICH CAN BEST BE DONE BY REDUCING THE CURRENT DISTANCES WALKED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 33, pp 404-408, 2 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Burrage, R H
  • Publication Date: 1954

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 12-15, 1954
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 9 1972 12:00AM