Parking Studies

This chapter describes how parking is one of the three essential elements in urban transportation. With few exceptions, automobiles and trucks must be parked at least temporarily at each end of a vehicular trip. Even in areas served by public transit, the automobile is the preferred means of transportation and the demand for parking continues to increase. There are generally two types of parking: (1) owner-supplied facilities at homes, apartments, retail centers, industrial buildings, and offices, including public street curb where non-metered is allowed; and (2) commercial parking, including private lots or garages where fees are collected; and charge parking, such as meters at curbs or in public off-street lots or garages. The chapter explains how parking studies are typically conducted for two purposes: (1) to establish parking policy and parking regulations, such as zoning codes or specific development; and (2) to check physical needs for revising or increasing the existing parking supply and location.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This book was reprinted in 2000 by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • King, L Ellis
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 168-190

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  • Accession Number: 01002931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0130975699
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2005 12:57PM