Parking Generation Models for Public and Private Schools: A Comparison Study

This paper aims to model parking generation for public and private schools, which are major traffic attractors in the Al-Khobar-Dhahran metropolitan area in Saudi Arabia. Public schools in Saudi Arabia are divided into three levels, which are elementary, middle, and high schools. Private schools generally provide education for more than one level in one premises for both genders, while public schools provide education for each level and gender in separate premises. This study did not cover parking generation for girls’ schools because of logistics and budgetary constraints. Furthermore, the parking generation for girls’ schools is expected to be much less than the boys’ schools and private schools, since the bus is the main mode of transport for girls’ schools in the study area. The dominant mode, which is used to travel from or to boys’ public schools, is passenger cars. Bus service and other types of mass transportation are virtually non-existent for any level of boys’ public schools. In contrast to boys’ public schools, private schools are mainly served by buses. This study is limited to parking generation during the morning traffic peak hour of school (peak hour of generator), which is usually between 6:15 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. During this period, the maximum parking accumulation occurs at schools.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
  • Authors:
    • Ratrout, Nedal T
    • Assi, Khaled J
  • Publication Date: 2016-3


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  • Accession Number: 01597890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 3:18PM