FOCUS ON PLANNING FOR PARKING: A STOCHASTIC PARKING PROBLEM

The article deals with the parking problem of a closed community of drivers, each of whom aims to park as close as possible to his destination within the constraints imposed upon him by the authorities. It shows how the problem may be analysed by the mathematical optimisation technique of linear programming, the criterion being the minimisation of the average distance which drivers must walk. To test the method's validity, the system is simulated using data from the leeds university parking precinct. From the results of the simulation model, it is then possible to arrive at conclusions about the most efficient way of allocating parking spaces to drivers and of subdividing the precinct into zones. (A) /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MAHER, M J
    • Birchall, M C
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00127775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM