An Integrated Model of Parking Pricing and Cruising

This paper presents a theoretical economic model that integrates parking pricing and cruising for parking in a steady state. It was assumed that drivers entering a downtown area decided where to park on the basis of the expected cost for either searching for a vacant space or proceeding to off-street parking. Two major results were obtained from the numerical analysis of the model: (1) cruising induces more cost with an increasing number of drivers that choose on-street parking; and (2) raising on-street parking fees to an optimal level will reduce the number of searchers and discourage individuals from parking their cars on the road.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 3441-3449
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01531460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM