CONCEPT OF A PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND ITS EFFECTS IN THE SHINJUKU AREA: CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE OF SYSTEM

The Parking Guidance and Information System in the Shinjuku area applies a new algorithm to guide vehicles efficiently under the following basic strategies: 1) to introduce multi-step guidance outside and inside the area at the boundaries and at the entrance of each parking lot; 2) to guide vehicles through left-turns to maintain the traffic stream; 3) to mark each sub-area with identifying colors on an information board; 4) to indicate simply each parking space on an information board; 5) to use forecast control strategy to analyze vehicle travel time to each parking, or the past time-based data of parking; and 6) to inform drivers of the parking occupancy, traffic conditions, etc., utilizing Voice Call or Road Side Radio in addition to information boards. Effects after the system opened are significant. The number of vehicles parked on the road in the area has been reduced to 44.3 percent. Compared with other main commercial areas in Tokyo, the reducing rate of the Shinjuku area is 19.9 percent higher. Frequency of looking for other parking space has been reduced to 6 percent, and also waiting to park has been reduced 12.9 percent. Understanding the necessity of information boards, approximately 80 percent of drivers have taken advantage of the facilities of the system. Service occupancy of parking spaces in Shinjuku is 5.9 percent greater than other main commercial areas in Tokyo.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • KUROGO, H
    • Takada, K
    • Miyamoto, S
    • Yamaguchi, T
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 854

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1996 12:00AM