ANALYSIS OF PARKING IN URBAN CENTERS: EQUILIBRIUM ASSIGNMENT APPROACH

Parking policies and supply play a major role in the management of transportation systems in dense urban areas. A method for representing and analyzing parking is described. Included in the procedure are calculations of parking impedance for each destination point in a study area and the determination level of use of each parking location in the area, including illegal parking. In the model the amount of time spent looking or waiting for a parking space is an increasing function of the utilization level of the parking area. With this relationship it is possible to describe and analyze the parking process in the framework of user-optimized equilibrium assignment. All of the major factors that affect parking behavior in urban areas are accounted for, including walk to destination, parking fees, parking regulations, intensity of enforcement, and supply-demand relationships. The model and its testing in a dense section of the city of Haifa, Israel, are described. In this test case parking behavior is examined as it varies with value of walk time, parking cost, parking fines, enforcement policies, and level of travel demand.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 55-62
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030903034
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM