ROLE OF PARKING IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

The appropriateness is examined of including parking management strategies in the transportation system management (short-range) component of the transportation plan for an urban region. The probable effects of parking management schemes are described and evaluated with respect to short-range objectives to determine the compatibility between the two. A definition that applies to the total set of parking management options is given and tested against the results of a survey of 173 cities in the United States and a review of the literature. Parking-control strategies can be divided on various bases: (a) whether they are supply-or cost-related controls, (b) whether they are intended to reduce automobile travel in selected areas or to make the highway more efficient, or (c) whether they can be implemented within the short-range element or the long-range component of the transportation plan. Considerable public, political, and business opposition to restrictions on parking in urban areas was found. Public support for parking controls that alter travel behaviour must be developed gradually in association with areawide planning objectives. The majority of the parking measures were found to be long-range planning elements rather than transportation system management components. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 24-30
  • Monograph Title: Urban system operation and freeways
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028272
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM