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Downtown Curbside Parking Capacity

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  • Richard J. Arnott
  • Eren Inci
  • John Rowse

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In downtown areas, what proportion of curbside should be allocated to parking? In contrast to most previous work on the economics of parking, this paper focuses on optimal curbside parking capacity in both first-best (where pricing is efficient) and second-best (where pricing is inefficient) environments. It first considers the situation where there is only curbside parking, and then the situation where there may be both curbside and private garage parking. For each situation, it examines the short run in which curbside parking capacity is fixed and the long run in which it is a policy variable.

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  • Richard J. Arnott & Eren Inci & John Rowse, 2013. "Downtown Curbside Parking Capacity," CESifo Working Paper Series 4085, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_4085
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    1. Jan K. Brueckner & Sofia F. Franco, 2015. "Parking and Urban Form," CESifo Working Paper Series 5324, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Arnott, Richard & Rowse, John, 2013. "Curbside parking time limits," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 89-110.
    3. Sofia F. Franco, 2015. "Downtown Parking Supply, Work-Trip Mode Choice and Urban Spatial Structure," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp598, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
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    Keywords

    cruising for parking; curbside parking; curbside parking capacity; garage parking; traffic congestion;

    JEL classification:

    • D04 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Policy: Formulation; Implementation; Evaluation
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy

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