Analysing parking search ('cruising') time using generalised multilevel structural equation modelling
journal contributionposted on 04.01.2018, 16:35 by Sarah Brooke, Stephen Ison, Mohammed Quddus
The aim of this paper is to identify factors influencing parking search (cruising) time. A revealed-preference on-street parking survey was undertaken with individual drivers in four UK cities to investigate the influence of personal, trip, socio-economic, physical, time-related, and price-related variables on parking search. In order to address the potential endogeneity problems between the factors (e.g. parking fee and parking search time) and hierarchical issues in the survey data, a generalised multilevel structural equation model was applied. It was revealed that cruising time could be reduced by seeking drivers to pay for parking as a way of improving social welfare.
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