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Sustainability 2016, 8(2), 164;

A Novel Scheme to Relieve Parking Pressure at Tourist Attractions on Holidays

MOE Key Laboratory for Urban Transportation Complex Systems Theory and Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Haidian District, Beijing 100044, China
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Received: 28 December 2015 / Revised: 4 February 2016 / Accepted: 5 February 2016 / Published: 8 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Parking is a key component of urban transportation managements and has become a severe problem at many tourist attractions during holidays in China. This paper presents a novel scheme to relieve the holiday parking pressure. Based on the perspectives of the activity-based travel characteristics, we propose an effort to develop parking alternatives by utilizing existing traffic facilities. A conceptual model is employed to explore the influence of additional leisure activity of parking and various options of transportation modes. The results indicate that compared to commuters, the scenery is the major factor affecting tourists’ parking preference, besides parking time and cost. Based on the finding, a tourist-centered strategy is designed to satisfy the peak hours parking demands in order to relieve the parking pressure at tourist attractions during holidays. View Full-Text
Keywords: holiday; tourist attractions; parking preference; tourist-centered strategy holiday; tourist attractions; parking preference; tourist-centered strategy

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Li, J.; Ye, J.; He, Q.; Shao, C. A Novel Scheme to Relieve Parking Pressure at Tourist Attractions on Holidays. Sustainability 2016, 8, 164.

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