A users’ perspective of paid parking at a local retail precinct

Local retail centres are important economic areas but are overlooked in the parking pricing literature. This study looks at the impact of parking pricing from the users’ perspective in a local retail centre in Melbourne Australia (Yarraville Village - 107 shops and a film theatre). The paper is part of a larger study of the parking pricing initiative which is reported in Au and Young (2016a, b). The paper presents the results of a random sampling survey of households from the suburbs around Yarraville Village. The results show impacts on the travel and shopping patterns of the patrons of the retail centre at least in the short term. Key findings include changes in visiting preference, changes in access mode (a considerable decrease in car usage trips), and a shift to shorter duration stays. Grocery and discretionary expenditures both decreased. A multinomial logistic regression model was estimated to explore demographic factors behind these behavioural changes.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18p
  • Monograph Title: 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2016), Melbourne, 16th - 18th November 2016

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  • Accession Number: 01627369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 10:01AM