The paper describes the development of stage 1 (workforce long term parking) of a parking system simulation model for Adelaide. Stage 1 considers a fixed population of long term parkers and allocates them to various parking facilities on the basis of individual occupation group's choice of parking place to optimise their pay more or walk further choice. Parking supply was exhaustively surveyed. A sample interview/questionnaire survey was conducted to obtain estimates of parking demand and parker choice information. A computer simulation model was constructed which takes into account parking demand, parking supply and parker characteristics, allocates parkers by time period and occupation group in accordance with derived disutility functions. As an indication of performance of the parking simulation, some contingency tables were prepared for the zones of larger sample size to enable a comparison to be made visually of the model allocation and factored sample distribution of long term parkers. Walking distances from each zone centroid were grouped and parking charge ranges were established. The number of parkers by model and sample in each distance/cost combination was compared. As tuning of the model had not been attempted at the time of this report, the sample to model correspondence obtained was considered satisfactory; but in view of the absence of tuning, no statistical tests or measures were applied. /Author/TRRL/


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 336-364
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 909996 695
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM