Highway Research Record

V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
1.PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
NEW PROJECTS
Parking Management Plan for Non-Commercial Area in Kochi City

Date of Start:July 2004
National Transportation Planning and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram (R)

Scope and objectives

(i) Reviewing of the existing parking standards for residential buildings.
(ii) Assessment of residential parking demand of various dwelling types and income groups.
(iii) Establish meaningful relationship between parking demand and household status like dwelling type, floor area, household      income status, changes in land use etc.
(iv) Evaluation of the implications of land-use changes in residential areas on parking demand.
(v) Identification of appropriate strategies to meet the parking demand of residential areas.
(vi) Formulation of parking policy for residential areas incorporating parking norms and planning of parking facilities.

Methodology
(i) Review of available study reports, parking guidelines and codes.
(ii) Identification and selection of residential areas with different dwelling types reflecting different income strata, plot sizes,      floor areas and household characteristics.
(iii) Carrying out sample survey of households to collect socio-economic parking characteristics.
(iv) Assessing the parking demand of various types of households.
(v) Establishing meaningful relationship between parking demand and income of households, change in land use pattern etc. (vi) Formulation of parking norms for residential buildings considering dwelling types and plot area / floor area.
(vii) Identification of appropriate parking locations for community parking.
(viii) Preparation of alternative parking plans to address parking problems in residential areas.
(ix) Formulation of parking policy for residential areas incorporating parking norms and planning of parking facilities.

Significance/Utilisation Potential

The findings of the study will be used to propose suitable strategies for management of parking problems and to set the standard for parking in residential area.