DESIGNING A PARKING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Parking management measures have received considerable attention as a means of controlling automobile use in urban areas, but relatively little attention has been given to the specifics of combining proposed parking strategies into a scheme to help an area realize particular transportation and planning goals. The goal of reducing vehicle kilometers traveled has been selected for the purpose of this discussion, although other goals including reducing peak-period congestion, improving traffic circulation, improving aesthetics and stimulating retail business should be examined to ensure that the proposed parking strategies are consistent with these goals. This paper focuses on possible traveler responses to various parking control strategies and discusses the implications of these responses for program design. Control of both on-and off-street parking may be necessary in some areas to reduce automobile use. Because parking controls are often fragmented, the coordination of efforts by local and regional agencies is critical to the success of a parking management program. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-25
  • Monograph Title: Highway capacity, traffic flow, and traffic control devices
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026733
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM