The distribution of parking durations enables, the return from pay parking lots, the accumulation of parked vehicles and the traffic load on the surrounding road system to be calculated. It is therefore an important piece of information for parking lot design. This report addresses two aspects of durations: their measurement and temporal variations. Several survey methods are available for collecting this data. They include patrol surveys, number plate surveys, the use of video cameras, questionnaires etc. Each of these methods provides a slightly different set of data at a different cost. This report highlights the differences in some methods and their relative costs by comparing their application to the same site at the same time. Once the appropriateness of the survey approaches has been determined the paper focuses on the time dependent nature of parking duration distributions. The paper demonstrates that the average parking duration varies throughout the day but the distribution is relatively stable.


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  • Accession Number: 00606581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-86910-431-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM