Adaptive choice behaviour of motorists in congested shopping centre parking lots

Peter Van Der Waerden, Harmen Oppewal, Harry Timmermans

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Currently existing models of parking choice behaviour typically focus on the choice of types of parking spaces. Implicitly these models assume that motorists have a free choice in that spaces are available. The adaptive behaviour which they reveal when faced with congested parking spaces is not explicitly modelled. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the growing literature on parking choice modelling by developing and testing a stated choice model of adaptive behaviour of motorists who are faced with fully occupied parking lots. The findings of the analyses indicate that the model performs satisfactory as indicated by its goodness-of-fit and the fact that all significant parameters were in anticipated directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-408
Number of pages14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • adaptive behaviour
  • parking choice
  • stated choice model

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