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.


  • English

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

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