PARKING DISCOUNTS AND CARPOOL FORMATION IN SEATTLE
This paper presents results of a carpool incentive program in Seattle, where reserved parking at two municipal facilities is provided at greatly reduced prices to carpoolers. This program appears to be the only existing example of financial carpooling incentives offered to the general public, although similar approaches are under consideration in a number of cities. A survey of participants in the Seattle program attempts to determine how many carpoolers changed commuting modes (from either bus or driving alone in automabiles) to take advantage of the discounted facilities and to determine how much other factors--such as trip times and parking location--influenced decisions to use the special parking. The findings suggest that parking discounts alone will encourage relatively few single-occupant auto drivers in join carpools. Parking discounts may encourage a significant number of transit riders to join carpools, however, and may attract into the discounted facilities auutomobiles which had previously been parked elsewhere. (Urban Institute)
- This abstract appeared in the Urban Institute Publications in Urban Affairs.
Washington, DC United States 20037
- Olsson, M L
- MILLER, G
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Carpools; Discount; Incentives; Measures of effectiveness; Parking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00324476
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: URI No. 22200
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM