Title

Parking policy for transit-oriented development: Lessons for cities, transit agencies, and developers

Authors

Richard Willson

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Subject Area

policy - parking

Abstract

Parking policy is an important element of transit-oriented development (TOD). It shapes travel behavior, community design, and development economics; it can improve the performance of both rail transit and TOD. This article is based on the study of residential TODs, office TODs, and joint development of transit agency station parking in California. The research includes surveys of travel behavior, station-area characteristics, parking supply, interviews with real estate developers, and studies of replacement parking issues at joint development sites. Research results show that TOD parking supply and pricing policy seldom are structured to support transit ridership goals. Policy recommendations for improving parking policy for TODs are offered to transit agencies, cities, and developers.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract given by the Journal of Public Transportation.