Adequate parking provision for passengers is an essential element of airport operations. It is also a factor which can help give competitive advantage to an airport within a region. Even with increasing construction of rail links and improvement of other forms of public transport to airports, for most UK air passengers, 63% on average, the private car remains by far the most popular transport mode. This paper briefly examines current methods used to assess future parking requirements, makes a comparative review of current parking provision and demand at a number of UK airports, and examines the relative importance of the various factors which affect this provision. Having considered the factors which influence parking requirements, airport parking is considered from a planning policy perspective. The paper investigates how parking needs, and ways of meeting them, may change as a result of emerging trends at airports and widespread Governmental moves aimed at sustainability. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 879900.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 71-80

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  • Accession Number: 00724092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-286-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM