Safety Analysis of On-Street Parking on an Urban Principal Arterial

This study analyzes the effect of on-street parking on crash rates along an urban principal arterial. The goal of urban principal arterials is to provide high mobility to a large volume of traffic. Accommodating on-street parking on a roadway of this classification presents additional safety concerns. The corridor of interest, Perring Parkway/Hillen Rd., in Baltimore, Maryland is a high-speed 6-lane divided arterial that services Morgan State University. This active corridor is a major route for not only traveling students, but also many of the residents and commuters of the Baltimore City metropolitan area. The study site consists of a 1.0-mile portion with limited entry and parking restriction, a 1.3-mile segment along a major university with frequent parking maneuvers, and lastly an 0.8-mile residential and recreation segment. The study found that on-street parking increases crash rates due to sight distance hindrances at intersections and along horizontal curves.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ANB20 Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Bush, Kiante
    • Chavis, Celeste
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  • Date: 2017


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01628223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 17-06829
  • Files: PRP, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2017 10:25AM