TITLE

Techniques for Evaluating Small City Parking Problems

AUTHOR(S)
Goodwin, Allan
PUB. DATE
June 1969
SOURCE
Journal of Retailing;Summer69, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
1. The interrelationship of many factors dealing with parking problems must be considered. Differences in the nature of the small city make approaches to studying their parking problems unique from that of the larger city. 2. Student conducted parking studies serve the purpose of focusing attention on problem areas and may also furnish data for professional studies. In addition, studies are an excellent device through which the student may become involved in local business problems. 3. Census statistics provide a relatively quick, inexpensive means of comparing a city's gross parking supply with those in similar cities. 4. The geographical origins of shoppers in various parking lots may be studied to determine the extent of the drawing power of the CBD, and also the drawing power of the CBD in relation to suburban shopping facilities. By combining percentage of usage statistics with these studies, valuable information would be furnished to both the businessman and the traffic engineer. 5. A survey of shopper attitudes indicated that parking and congestion were the disadvantages of downtown cited most often by shoppers. While the same problem was shown to exist in larger cities, the data indicate that the small city has fewer of the offsetting advantages of the larger CBD.
ACCESSION #
4674151

 

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