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Downtown Parking and Traffic Congestion: A Diagrammatic Exposition

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  • Arnott, Richard
  • Inci, Eren
  • Rowse, John

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Through an extended numerical example, this paper develops a diagrammatic analysis of steady-state parking and traffic congestion in an isotropic downtown. The model incorporates curbside parking, garage parking, and price-sensitive travel demand in a unified setting, and provides systematic policy analysis. In particular, we examine the deadweight loss associated with underpriced curbside parking, as well as first- and second-best curbside parking capacities. We also explore the transient dynamics and stability of various downtown traffic equilibria.

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Paper provided by University of California Transportation Center in its series University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers with number qt4sb0975r.

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Date of creation: 07 Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt4sb0975r

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Keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences; cruising for parking; curbside parking; parking garages; parking policy; traffic congestion;

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  1. van Ommeren, Jos & Wentink, Derk & Dekkers, Jasper, 2011. "The real price of parking policy," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 70(1), pages 25-31, July.
  2. Shoup, Donald C., 2006. "Cruising for Parking," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers, University of California Transportation Center qt55s7079f, University of California Transportation Center.
  3. Richard Arnott & Eren Inci, 2008. "The Stability Of Downtown Parking And Traffic Congestion," Working Papers, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics 200813, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics, revised Nov 2008.
  4. Shoup, Donald C., 2006. "Cruising for parking," Transport Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 13(6), pages 479-486, November.
  5. Richard Arnott & John Rowse, 2007. "Downtown Parking in Auto City," Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics 665, Boston College Department of Economics.
  6. Arnott, Richard & Rowse, John, 2013. "Curbside parking time limits," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 89-110.
  7. Richard Arnott & Eren Inci, 2005. "An Integrated Model of Downtown Parking and Traffic Congestion," Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics 608, Boston College Department of Economics.
  8. Arnott, Richard & Rowse, John, 1999. "Modeling Parking," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 97-124, January.
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  10. Daganzo, Carlos F. & Gayah, Vikash V. & Gonzales, Eric J., 2011. "Macroscopic relations of urban traffic variables: Bifurcations, multivaluedness and instability," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 278-288, January.
  11. Richard Arnott & Tilmann Rave & Ronnie Schöb, 2005. "Alleviating Urban Traffic Congestion," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262012197, December.
  12. Hasker, Kevin & Inci, Eren, 2012. "Free Parking for All in Shopping Malls," MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany 35978, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Martijn Kobus & Eva Gutierrez Puigarnau & Piet Rietveld & Jos Van Ommeren, 2012. "The On-Street Parking Premium and Car Drivers' Choice between Street and Garage Parking," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute 12-040/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Martijn Kobus & Eva Gutierrez Puigarnau & Piet Rietveld & Jos Van Ommeren, 2012. "The On-Street Parking Premium and Car Drivers' Choice between Street and Garage Parking," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute 12-040/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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