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Parking Assessment in the Context of Growing Construction Activity and Infrastructure Changes: Simulation of Impact Scenarios

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School of Business, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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School of Engineering, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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Sustainability 2022, 14(9), 5098; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095098
Received: 30 March 2022 / Revised: 19 April 2022 / Accepted: 20 April 2022 / Published: 23 April 2022
This paper investigates the impact of construction activity and associated parking on the overall parking behaviour of a rapidly changing metropolitan city. The study adopted the modelling and simulation of baseline and impact scenarios of increasing demand, changing parking infrastructure and limited on-street parking supply. Results indicate that construction and population growth, as well as limited parking capacities, will have a significant impact on overall parking behaviour. Furthermore, the proximity to the construction site was identified as an important consideration in carpark location choice. These findings suggest that decisions on capacity and locations should be based on critical factors, including the behaviour of various users and loads. This study has implications for policymakers on the provision and selection of parking infrastructure for a range of users. Outcomes of this research have directly influenced the planning framework for the Parramatta Light Rail project, future zoning, and infrastructure development in Parramatta. These findings can be used for recommendations on developing travel demand management (TDM) strategies for various stakeholders, depending on the context of parking demand, supply, and future changes. However, the study is limited to surveys of actual parking demand without considering latent demand during the peak period of the day. View Full-Text
Keywords: kerbside parking; impact scenarios; travel demand management (TDM); parking infrastructure kerbside parking; impact scenarios; travel demand management (TDM); parking infrastructure
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Samaranayake, P.; Gunawardana, U. Parking Assessment in the Context of Growing Construction Activity and Infrastructure Changes: Simulation of Impact Scenarios. Sustainability 2022, 14, 5098. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095098

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Samaranayake P, Gunawardana U. Parking Assessment in the Context of Growing Construction Activity and Infrastructure Changes: Simulation of Impact Scenarios. Sustainability. 2022; 14(9):5098. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095098

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Samaranayake, Premaratne, and Upul Gunawardana. 2022. "Parking Assessment in the Context of Growing Construction Activity and Infrastructure Changes: Simulation of Impact Scenarios" Sustainability 14, no. 9: 5098. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095098

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