Parking Problems

Published : 01-01-2015 by : Pawan Janorkar

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One of the problems created by road traffic is parking. Not only do vehicles require street space to move about, but also do they require space to park where the occupants can be loaded an unloaded. The period over which a car is parked is very great compared with the time it is in motion.

The size of average parking space is 14 m2. It is roughly estimated that out of 8760 hours in a year, the car runs on an average for only 400 hours, leaving 8360 hours when it is parked. Every car owner would wish to park the car as closely as possible to his destination so as to minimize his walking. This results in a great demand for parking space in the CBD and other areas where the activities are concentrated. With the growing population of motor vehicles, the problem of parking has assumed serious proportions.

One of the problems created by road traffic is parking. Not only do vehicles require street space to move about, but also do they require space to park where the occupants can be loaded and unloaded. A systematic study of the parking characteristics and demand and regulatory measures that are possible for controlling parking is of great help to a traffic engineer as well as town planner.

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