Highway Research Record

VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK
C. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
A Case Study of Parking Characteristics and Formulation of Policy Measures for Nyaymandir and Railway Station Area In Vadodara City

Date of Start:July 2004
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology & Engineering, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara

Scope and Objective
This study can be of immense value to the city planners for getting a better understanding of parking needs in central business area
(i). To assess the existing parking demand and its characteristics
(ii). To assess the available supply of parking spaces
(iii). To estimate the parking needs of the area
(iv). To assess the different characteristics of parkers

Methodology
(i). Various field survey for parking studies are done such as Accumulation survey, Duration survey, demand and supply survey      and parking interview survey
(ii). Analysis was done with the help of established techniques and different parking characteristics of parkers are obtained

Findings and Conclusions
Various parking characteristics of parkers like Supply & Demand study, composition of parkers by vehicle type, composition of parkers by occupation, trip length distribution of parkers, walking distance of parkers, reasons for using personalized modes of transport, composition of parkers by trip purpose, long term & short term parkers etc. are found. Recommendations are given with applying TSM (Transport System Management).