A DYNAMIC ANALYSIS ON DRIVER'S RESPONSE TO THE PARKING GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEM

The number of cities in Japan that has introduced or planned to introduce the parking guidance and information (PGI) system is increasing. The PGI system provides parking location and vacancy information to drivers. It is expected to reduce vehicle movement in searching vacant places and to reduce waiting queues in front of parking entrances. The degree of contribution to reducing congestion is dependent on drivers' response to the PGI system. Several studies on this relatively new field are beginning and this paper also focuses on this area, especially aiming to quantify the effect of waiting queuing time and parking location information on drivers' parking location choice behavior. Following the brief literature review, parking location choice models are constructed including parking information as well as usual explanatory variables such as walking time between parking facilities and final destinations. Then with dynamic micro simulation, the effect of PGI system is evaluated in terms of waiting queuing time reduction. Dynamic micro simulation technique, the time series sample enumeration method of discrete choice models, is useful in handling the dynamic aspect of PGI system. In conclusion, waiting queuing time information itself and its accuracy influence drivers' parking location choice behavior. Moreover, the information on parking location choice alternatives has a great contribution to decreasing parking waiting queues.

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
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  • Authors:
    • Muromachi, Y
    • HARATA, N
    • OHTA, K
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1825

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  • Accession Number: 00723482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1996 12:00AM