PARKING CONTROLS AS PART OF DEMAND MANAGEMENT

The author examines the validity and effectiveness of the concept of using controls which limit the availability of parking for the private car in order to implement a policy of demand management as a solution to urban traffic congestion problems. Examples are taken from the city of Cambridge, where planning policies seek to discourage private non-residential parking (PNR) in connection with commercial development, whilst encouraging provision for facilities to assist walking, cycling and public transport; and where all-day public parking charges are high (typically 12 pounds per day in the central area). The author concludes that parking controls are best seen as part of a wider strategy of traffic demand management, which should provide active incentives to use alternative modes of travel. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 863556.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 138-42
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: PA3010/93

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM