Workshop discussion centered on an example of some problems that are encountered when attempts to manage parking are undertaken. An example is given that illustrates the pragmatic problems that urban areas face in seeking to gain some control over previously unchecked and unplanned parking construction. It is noted that dramatic changes in parking pricing and availability simply are not feasible in the majority of urban areas where sufficient alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle travel are missing. The following solutions were explored as a means of achieving some controls over parking: Reserving some of the excess supply of convenient CBD parking for carpoolers; appeal to major employers to provide car-pooling and van-pooling services; and improved transit services, especially express service in the peak periods. A more long range solution involves changing present zoning laws which require a minimum number of parking per unit of development, to a zoning law that would place a maximum ceiling on the number of parking spaces per unit of development. Management of parking under TSM is transportation planning, and it should be a part of any regulation that purports to influence noncaptial transportation improvements.

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Twomey, Edward J
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00179073
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  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM