Parking Search-Caused Congestion: Where’s All the Fuss?

This paper presents a method for determining parking search behavior using Global Positioning System (GPS) traces. The research takes advantage of a GPS based household travel survey, an extensive dataset of GPS with video, and a commercially purchased set of trip segments. Strategies for data cleaning, matching traces to digitized networks, assessing the probability that a trace is of good quality, and strategies for determining whether or not a trip involves excess parking search are described. The authors define and operationalize several definitions of cruising. Preliminary results show the extent of cruising in San Francisco, CA –between 5% and 6% citywide, and Ann Arbor, Michigan –about 3% to 4% in the downtown core.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee AP000 Public Transportation Group. Alternate title: Parking Search Caused Congestion: Where’s All the Fuss?
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Weinberger, Rachel
    • Millard-Ball, Adam
    • Hampshire, Robert C
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2017


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01631703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 17-04407
  • Files: PRP, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2016 11:41AM