PARK-AND-RIDE PLANNING FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION: AN OPTIMIZATION METHODOLOGY

A linear programming approach is used to allocate the location and size of park-and-ride facilities to minimize energy use. The basic objective is to minimize the use of energy by estimating the minimum vehicle kilometers traveled for specific corridor or areawide park-and-ride programs. Parameters such as vehicle occupancy, travel costs, constraints that include transference of core-area parking to fringe areas, and community-imposed limits on parking in suburban areas are considered. Thus, the model is made responsive to areawide energy conservation, program costs, transportation system management and transportation control planning actions, and community policy concerns. This normative approach to park-and-ride planning is performance oriented; the results of other demand models are used as inputs to the linear programming process. It can assist also in contingency planning for energy savings by defining the allocation of park-and-ride facilities to meet specific levels of energy use subject to related system capabilities and contraints. The use of standardized linear programming routines permits rapid and relatively inexpensive evaluation of alternative scenarios by planners and decision makers. The paper describes the modeling techniques used and areas of approximation in thee tchniques and provides a hypothetical example to illustrate the type of results available. It concludes with a brief discussion of areas that warrant further investigations to assist in developing the techniques discussed.(Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 31-37
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis and planning 1980
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  • Accession Number: 00322232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030617
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM