DESCRIPTIVE MODELS OF PARKING TO COMPLEMENT TRANSPORT PLANNING STUDIES

The rise in the importance of traffic restraints as an instrument of transport policy has focused interest on the policies of provisions and pricing of parking spaces. The network model found appropriate to assess parking policy as an instrument of transport planning and restraints are formulated in terms of flows and average over time. The relationships between such averaged occupancy and price level simplifications of parking policies and the actual spaces and charging policies in effect are very poorly defined. Two models of the occupancy and revenue collection from parking spaces are developed, both of which provide links between the use of parking areas by users with various lengths of stay and the averaged demand and charging levels required for transport network flow models which have no provision for handling such interacting time dependent descriptions of parking behaviour. One is a semi-markov model of the behaviour of a representative parking model over time, and the other is a direct probabilistic dynamic model of a parking areas with specified capacity: the latter model is extended to include price elastic demand, and to platoon arrival patterns for more economic model operation. Examples based on observed data are given for each of these variations. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • WIGAN, M R
    • Broughton, J A
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intern RP AIR 289-7 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM