Quantifying the Impact of On-Street Parking Information on Congestion Mitigation

Many jurisdictions have turned to innovative parking management strategies as a way to address congestion in urban areas since the time spent circling for on-street parking increases congestion and emissions. By decoupling pricing from parking information, this project develops a methodology that uses parking turnover and occupancy data to provide drivers with information about available on-street spaces. The parking availability information will be broadcasted via dynamic on-street wayfinding as well as mobile apps. On-street information allows the drivers to find available parking without taking their eyes off the road to use a mobile device; however, mobile apps are beneficial for trip planning and also when drivers can rely on passengers to safely disseminate information or when information is provided via voice commands. On-street parking information has the added benefit of being more equitable as it does not rely on the adoption of smartphone technology.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Morgan State University

    Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies
    5200 Perring Parkway
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center

    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center

    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Performing Organizations:

    Morgan State University

    Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies
    5200 Perring Parkway
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chavis, Celeste

    Jeihani, Mansoureh

    Rakha, Hesham

  • Start Date: 20160601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01593652
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2016 11:36AM