Home parking convenience, household car usage, and implications to residential parking policies

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of home parking convenience on households' car usage, and the implications to residential parking policies. A random sample of 840 households is selected from a travel survey in the New York City region, and their home parking types are identified through Google Street View. It found that with the same car ownership level, households without off-street parking used cars much less, and relied more on alternative modes than those with off-street parking. For households with access to both garage and street parking, those who use the handy street parking tend to make more car tours than those who do not. In general, convenient home parking encourages households' car usage. Policy implications to the minimum off-street parking requirement, residents parking permit, street cleaning, and new urbanism neighborhood design are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalTransport Policy
Volume29
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Google street view
  • Mode choice
  • New York City
  • Parking convenience
  • Trip frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

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