An Equilibrium Model of Motorists' Parking Choice Behavior and Parking Demand in Central Area

1996 Studies in Regional Science  
This paper describes a users' equilibrium model of parking location choice with explicit capacity constraints of parking lots. The model formulates the motorists' parking choice who work in urban central area with long time parking and drivers' parking choice faced with congested parking lots-in central business district (CBD). The waiting time at entrance of parking lots is predicted by this presented model. This model also formulates effect of road congestion on the drivers' choice. A simple
more » ... xample is presented which illustrate road congestion affects drivers' parking choice. Another simple example proposed in this paper demonstrates queuing and waiting time forecasting with restrained parking capacity and drivers' choice in the congested parking lots. The user equilibrium model of motorists' parking choice with variable travel demand is presented in this paper. The solution algorithm is also presented in the paper.
doi:10.2457/srs.26.2_53 fatcat:fqqxce4grjhvhllwzc2kgmznce