publication . Article . Preprint . 2009

Are TODs Over-Parked?

Cervero, Robert; Adkins, Arlie; Sullivan, Cathleen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2009
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This study empirically investigates the proposition that TOD, and specifically housing near suburban rail stops, is “over-parked†in the U.S. This is done by comparing parking generation rates for 31 housing complexes near rail stops in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon with on-site parking supplies and with ITE parking generation rates. Factors that explain parking demand for transit-oriented housing are also investigated, both statistically and through case analyses. The results of a national survey on parking codes and variances for 80 U.S. cities with rail stops are also presented. The paper ends with several policy prescriptions that fall o...
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