Building Car Park Capacity into the Model of Sheffield
J Allan, MVA Consultancy, UK
This paper discusses the approach employed for building car park capacity into the model for Sheffield.
The transport models of most of our major cities make no attempt to reconcile their forecasts of the demand for public transport with the number of parking spaces available to car drivers. But we know that at some point a tipping point will be reached when the car parking capacity is reached and any new journeys will have to be made by other means of transport. Unless we account for the impact of reaching that capacity our models will underestimate the demand for public transport.
Association for European Transport