A Study of the Integrated Parking and Ridesharing Pricing/Incentives and their Social and Environmental Impacts in Metropolitan Areas

Parking charges have been widely accustomed in downtowns and commercial areas. Yet most of current practices of the parking prices are determined by the market itself, with limited consideration of the public interests, such as the overall performance of metropolitan transportation system, or their eco-social and environmental impacts. In this research, the research team explores the idea of using integrated parking charges and carpooling incentives with consideration of the system total travel time and environmental costs, to manage daily commute traffic. The team will analyze and compare various parking pricing and carpooling incentive policies under different scenarios at the metropolitan network level using a multi-layer, multi-scale system model. The team will investigate how to properly select policies of parking charges and incentives to influence daily travel choices, and thus rebalance travel demand and enhance the system performance. The team will also integrate the parking/ridesharing model into the MTC’s Bay Area transportation model for the City of San Francisco, evaluate the impact of the proposed parking and carpool/ridesharing strategies on GHG and PM2.5 pollutant emissions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $337214
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, H

  • Start Date: 20171001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665049
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2018 11:03AM