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Residential Parking in Vibrant City Districts

  • Inga Molenda

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    (Institute of Transport Economics, Muenster)

  • Gernot Sieg

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    (Institute of Transport Economics, Muenster)

Living downtown has advantages because it allows for a convenient access to a variety of shopping and leisure activities as well as disadvantages due to the difficulties in finding a parking spot when parking capacity is scarce. We formally model the trade-off in a vibrant city district between parking privileges for residents and economic vitality in terms of the product variety offered. We identify situations in which assigning on-street parking spaces to residential parking is a welfare-maximizing policy. Furthermore, we analyze the optimal share of residential parking spaces from the residents perspective only and find that it exceeds the welfare-maximizing share.

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Paper provided by Institute of Transport Economics, University of Muenster in its series Working Papers with number 18.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Economics of Transportation
Handle: RePEc:mut:wpaper:18
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