Title

PARKING STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IN MISSISSAUGA, CANADA

Authors

JML Gorys

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1988

Subject Area

operations - capacity, planning - standards, ridership - demand, policy - parking

Keywords

Statutes, Standards, Physicians, Parking demand, Parking capacity, Parking, Laws

Abstract

An outline is provided of the steps required to undertake a parking study to help establish standards that would form part of a controlling municipal bylaw. A study is reported in which 1979 standards applicable to physicians, dentists, and chiropractors were updated. The study measured parking demand in terms of total gross floor area of the building, the number of practitioners and the type of practice. The parking demand measurement consisted of variations in peak hour demand, potential for shared parking, and site characteristics of location, zoning, and transit accessibility. The findings of the study are presented and discussed. The conclusions drawn from the study are also presented. Recommendations are made for further study.