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Empirical Evidence on Cruising for Parking

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  • Jos van Ommeren

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Derk Wentink

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Piet Rietveld

    (VU University Amsterdam)

Abstract

The literature on car cruising is dominated by theory. This is the first article thatexamines cruising for parking using a nation-wide random sample of car trips. We excludeemployer-provided and residential parking. We demonstrate that cruising time is, on average, 36seconds per car trip. Car drivers appear to choose their cruising time in line with economictheory: cruising time increases with travel duration as well as with parking duration, but fallswith income. We also find that cruising is more common with shopping and recreation than forwork-related activities. Cruising has a distinctive pattern over the day with a peak in themorning, so the order of arrival is essential to parking.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 10-028/3.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20100028

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  1. van Ommeren, Jos & Wentink, Derk & Dekkers, Jasper, 2011. "The real price of parking policy," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(1), pages 25-31, July.
  2. Martijn Kobus & Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau & Piet Rietveld & Jos Van Ommeren, 2012. "Drivers' willingness to pay for curb parking (rather than in a garage)," ERSA conference papers ersa12p753, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Kobus, Martijn B.W. & Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, Eva & Rietveld, Piet & Van Ommeren, Jos N., 2013. "The on-street parking premium and car drivers' choice between street and garage parking," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 395-403.

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