A parking model hierarchy

William Young, Michael Taylor

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The last decade has seen considerable developments in computer assisted design procedures which enable planners to investigate the impacts of changes in the transport system. These developments have become more available to analysts through the introduction of microcomputers and computer graphics. Unfortunately, the impacts of parking on the transport have not been incorporated explicitly in many of these models since their prime concern is the movement of traffic. Parking system design and policy analysis can, however, benefit greatly from these developments in computer technology and availability. The design of parking systems can be improved and the investigation of policy impacts can be trialed or refined prior to their introduction using microcomputer packages. This paper outlines some developments in these areas. More specifically, it outlines a hierarchy or microcomputer models and information systems that can investigate parking policy and study the "level of service" provided by parking systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-58
Number of pages22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1991


  • information systems
  • microcomputer models
  • parking system design

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