IMPROVING PARKING EFFICIENCY THROUGH SHARED PARKING

Land uses with complementary demand patterns are often able to share parking facilities so that they need to provide fewer parking spaces in total than the sum of their individual peak demands. These complementary land uses have demand peaks at totally different times, allowing different user groups to "time share" the same parking. Also, in multi-use areas, employees and patrons often make multi-destination trips without moving their personal vehicle. Shared parking facilities that take advantage of this phenomenon can reduce the amount of land area that must be devoted to simply storing the automobile. A more vibrant cityscape, more land area devoted to revenue-generating uses, and support of mixed-use projects can result. Round-the-clock land uses may promote a greater sense of security. Also, by reducing the total parking supply, traffic circulation may be improved because fewer parking access points may be needed. ITE Committee 6F-52 recently completed a report on shared parking planning guidelines. The report is being finalized to respond to minor review comments.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 551-554

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  • Accession Number: 00712674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1995 12:00AM