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Expansion of a controlled parking zone (CPZ) and its influence on modal split: the case of Edinburgh

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posted on 2009-03-26, 17:11 authored by Tom Rye, Tom Cowan, Stephen Ison
This article considers the inter-relationship between on-street parking and choice of mode for journeys to work in the Scottish city of Edinburgh. This city is typical of many in that its centre has significant on-street parking controls but, beyond a radius of 1 to 1 1/2 miles (1.5 to 2.5 km) from the centre, there are no controls and commuter parking on-street is commonplace. The article reviews the relevant literature, and then considers the results of a survey undertaken of Edinburgh city centre employees in order to ascertain their parking habits and likely response to the extension of existing on-street parking controls. The article concludes that the results are transferable to other cities but that the scale of the impacts in each will be related to site specific factors, particularly the demand for residential parking space on-street in areas close to the city centre.



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RYE, T., COWAN, T. and ISON, S.G., 2006. Expansion of a controlled parking zone (CPZ) and its influence on modal split: the case of Edinburgh. Transportation Planning and Technology, 29(1), pp. 75 - 89.


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This is Restricted Access. The article was published in the journal, Transportation Planning and Technology [© Taylor and Francis] is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03081060600585368




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