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Modelling the Choice of Car Parks in Urban Areas and Managing the Demand for Parking.

Balijepalli, N.C., Shepherd, S.P. and May, A.D. (2008) Modelling the Choice of Car Parks in Urban Areas and Managing the Demand for Parking. In: 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board,, 13th-17th January 2008, Washington D.C..

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Abstract

Car parks are an essential piece of infrastructure associated with the road networks, yet commonly available traffic assignment models do not to explicitly integrate them into the modelling process. This research attempts to integrate the choice of car parks in urban areas into the travellers’ route choice and incorporates both the route and car park choice in a joint modelling framework of traffic assignment based on equilibrium approach. This paper illustrates the implementation of the model in a commonly used standard suite of traffic assignment software. The proposed method considers multiple user classes - commuter and non-commuter flows, and involves modelling the demand for short stay and long stay car parks over multiple departure periods. A special search time delay function has been developed to represent the disutility in searching for a place in a car park, which is integrated further into the function of generalised cost of travel. This technique has been successfully applied to study the choice of car parks in the case of a simple hypothetical network. Another larger numerical example illustrates the case of managing the demand between two car parks in Leeds, England.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright held by the authors and 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: 11 Mar 2008 16:22
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3688

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