DRIVER'S RESPONSE TO PARKING INFORMATION SYSTEM: EMPIRICAL STUDY IN MATSUYAMA CITY

A parking guidance and information (PGI) system was first introduced in April 1994 in the central area of Matsuyama City, Japan. The PGI system provides availability information of car parks to drivers through three types of road side LED message boards. The system is expected to reduce congestion at most popular car parks and distribute parking demand in the central area. The authors conducted a series of questionnaire surveys asking car drivers about their response to the PGI system--once before and twice after the implementation of the system. This paper aims to show the results of the survey and to analyze empirically the driver's recognition and behavior. The findings of the study are as follows. First, even just after the installation, more than 80 percent of car drivers had known the existence of the system. Almost all drivers used the shortest path to the car park and they had enough chance to look at the message board on the route. However, the percentage of car drivers who utilized the information was less than 20 percent. The percentage was still not so high 9 months after the implementation. The main reason of those who did not use the information was that they had not intended to use the information. Second, the block information board depicts the availability information of sub-areas on the schematic map. Drivers state it is difficult to understand the message on the block information board. On the other hand, drivers reveal better evaluations for the conventional type of message board, which lists name and availability of individual car park. A detailed analysis was conducted on segmentation of car drivers who showed similar response and evaluation patterns.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • ASAKURA, Y
    • Kashiwadani, M
    • Nishii, K
    • Furuya, H
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1813

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  • Accession Number: 00723480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1996 12:00AM