The Travers Tandem Parking Scheme, invented as a means of saving time in the process of downtown Main Street parking, is currently in operation in Clifton, N.J. In a series of field tests, Travers Associates developed a plan whereby a vehicle can pull out of the traffic flow and conduct its parking maneuvers in a separate parking lane in a shorter time period than required by conventional parking, thereby not holding up the main stream of traffic. This plan placates traffic engineers as well as downtown merchants who depend upon short-term parking facilities to attract customers, and civic groups who want to keep the automobile from cluttering up the landscape. No promotional publicity was accorded the pilot study in Clifton. It just began, and parkers responded to it enthusiastically. The maneuvering areas are marked simply by an "X", with no written instruction. The president of Travers has conceded that this parking scheme has improved parking efficiency, but he says more time is needed to determine the overall effect on the traffic flow. The scheme also has an effect on street design since its simplicity offers the advantage of several variations in urban design.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    P.O. Box 688
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, B O
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00096895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM