Initiative 10: Vehicle Parking Reservation Systems

Vehicle Parking Reservation Systems
Description: A initiative that allows drivers to schedule or reserve curbside parking space.
Targeted mode: Large traffic generators Geographic scope: Point
Type of initiative: Parking/loading areas management: on-street parking and loading Primary objective: Improve inadequate infrastructure
Expected costs and level of effort to implement: The planning process requires administrative and management coordination with freight carriers, shippers, and receivers; the implementation requires strict law enforcement. Moderate costs are associated with the intelligent transportation systems (ITS), web-cam monitoring, and enforcement. Changing policy and adding appropriate signage will be minor costs; enforcement of parking during peak hours will add costs.

  • Reduces congestion
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Reduces vehicle-miles traveled
  • Enhances safety
  • Low probability of unintended consequences

  • Requires enforcement
  • Requires private-sector acceptance
  • May require additional parking space due to high demand

  • I-5 Corridor, California, United States (Shaheen 2013)
  • Toyota City, Japan 
  • Bordeaux, France

Source: (PIARC, 2012)

Source: (PIARC 2012)

Related alternatives: 1. Timesharing of Parking Spaces; 2. Improved Staging Areas; 3. Parking Pricing; 4. Real-Time Information System
References: PIARC 2012; Shaheen 2013

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