Parking control is increasingly used to restrain traffic and reduce congestion. The use of parking charges as a means of controlling traffic has been studied using a network of roads in a simulated town. To have maximum effect every journey should in principle be charged for parking, but in practice there are many privately owned spaces and the enforcement of parking controls is only partially effective. There are therefore two groups of people: those who expect to pay for their parking and those who do not. This situation has been simulated and the model results indicate that: (1) Maximising the revenue from parking could reduce the user benefits by more than half. (2) There is a redistribution of user benefits in favour of those who have no intention of paying for their parking. Thus the present practice in designing parking schemes to restrain traffic may produce undesirable economic effects that are not easily detected. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • WIGAN, M R
    • Bamford, T J
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL SR 75 VC
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM