The report is the outcome of a study by an international research group entrusted with an assessment of "methods of evaluating urban parking systems" in OECD countries. It has been prepared as a result of three meetings of the group held between October 1978 and February 1980. First, the study places parking systems in the urban transport context. The major types of parking facilities and parking characteristics are then reviewed (chapter II) as a background against which aims and instruments relative to parking strategies should be considered (chapter III). Chapter IV presents an assessment of factors for determining the desirable levels of car parking in different types of urban areas and in relation to the major urban policy criteria. The following two chapters deal with the definition and evaluation of the various traditional and innovative parking strategies and measures as well as with considerations regarding their implementation. Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of individual or combined parking measures are then considered in chapter VII. The last chapters of the report present a list of research needs and the group's major conclusions. Finally, an annex provides details on parking features of a select group of OECD cities. (Author/TRRL)

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00334843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92-64-12139-0
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM