STREET TRAVEL AS RELATED TO LOCAL PARKING

SOME PERCENTAGE OF TRAVEL ON LOCAL URBAN STREETS IS RELATED SOLELY TO THE TIME AND DISTANCE EXPENDED IN SEARCHING FOR A PARKING SPACE. THIS PAPER ATTEMPTS TO MEASURE THE AMOUNT AND CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH "SEARCH" TRAVEL. FIELD INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN NEW HAVEN AND WATERBURY, CONN. EACH INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED AT THE PARKING SITE (CURB OR OFF-STREET) AS SOON AS THE DRIVER PARKED. THE DRIVER WAS ASKED TO RETRACE THE ROUTE HE FOLLOWED IN GOING FROM HIS LAST ORIGIN TO HIS PARKED DESTINATION. THE USUAL INFORMATION ON SEX OF DRIVER, TRIP PATTERNS AS RELATED TO TYPE OF PARKING (CURB VS OFF-STREET), SEX OF DRIVER, TRIP PURPOSE AND ORIGIN, ARE INCLUDED. THE INFLUENCE OF TRAFFIC VOLUME AND AVAILABILITY OF SPACES ON SEARCH PATTERNS ARE ALSO NOTED. FINALLY, DATA THAT MAY AID IN SIMULATION OF DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC ON ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS ARE PRESENTED. /HRB/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 41, pp 333-352, 11 FIG, 10 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Huber, M J
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 1962
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1972 12:00AM