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The evidence base for parking policies - a review

Marsden, G.R. (2006) The evidence base for parking policies - a review. Transport Policy, 13 (6). pp. 447-457. ISSN 0967-070X

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Parking policy is one of the key links between transport and land-use policy. Parking policies are often compromised in their effectiveness due to the perceived tension between three of the objectives that parking supports: regeneration, restraint and revenue. In particular the belief that parking restraint measures could damage the attractiveness of city centres to both retail and commercial enterprises limits the political acceptability of pricing policies and planning. This paper presents a review of the evidence base upon which commuter, leisure and shopping and residential parking policies are based. Whilst underdeveloped, the literature suggests that greater attention should be given to analysing and presenting the accessibility impacts that different parking restraint measures have on travelers of all modes. The research base in many instances does not support, or provides evidence counter to, the assumption that parking restraint makes centres less attractive. Further disaggregate work is needed to understand how context specific these findings might be.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. Uploaded in accordance with the self-archiving policy of the copyright holder. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'Transport Policy'.
Keywords: Parking, Restraint, Planning, Business
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 18:05
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2006.05.009
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2006.05.009
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2023

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