TRAVEL MODE CHOICE IMPACT OF POTENTIAL PARKING TAXES IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO

The likely travel mode choice effects of a potential parking tax increase ranging up to $10.00 per day was investigated in Chicago Central Area which covers approximately 15 square miles and includes the most dense square mile of downtown Chicago, the Chicago Loop. Details are given of the analysis which consisted of determining the mode split between auto and transit trips for each zone in the central area, dividing the area by rings into separate subareas which include zones with similar modal splits, and applying a travel mode choice estimation procedure to each subarea to determine the effects of possible tax increases on the existing modal splits. The data for the analysis were obtained from a 1970 home interview survey. It is noted that the degree to which parking taxes would eventually change modal shares would depend on the boundaries of the area indicated and include the study of shift of auto drivers to areas outside tax area boundaries, shift of non-work trips to alternative activity centers (such as shopping centers), and parking tax revenue estimation.

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

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  • Accession Number: 00096920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series #12 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM