Development of a Fringe Parking Model

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2005-05-03

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Fringe parking is a parking management tool used by cities to provide additional parking on the outskirts of the central business district to achieve the goals of reducing downtown congestion, eliminating the need to construct downtown parking facilities and/or providing travelers with a lower cost parking option. There is limited research on forecasting techniques with fringe parking as a separate mode within a regional mode choice model. In this research, fringe parking is incorporated as a top-level choice inside the existing MNL model for the Hampton Roads area, which includes Norfolk, Virginia. The model is calibrated to existing conditions and sensitivity tests conducted show how the model can be used as an analysis tool for urban planners and policymakers.

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