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On-street parking manoeuvres and their effects on design

Purnawan, and Yousif, S 1999, On-street parking manoeuvres and their effects on design , in: 4th ISSM , 1999, Kassel, Germany.

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      Abstract

      Vehicle manoeuvres when entering or leaving on-street parking can be a contributory factor to causing congestion. Little explicit attention has been given to these manoeuvres and their indirect potential effects on the moving traffic. In the design of new on-street parking facilities, or in carrying out improvements to existing ones, the aim should be to reduce the time required to conduct these parking manoeuvres which results in temporary disturbance to the traffic stream. This study describes the characteristics of vehicle on-street parking manoeuvres based on data collected from two sites with different on-street parking layouts. The results indicate that parking involving reversing requires longer manoeuvring times. Reversing is always needed in the case of angle parking in order to complete the parking or unparking manoeuvre. This is undesirable especially when reversing takes place while the road is operating under high levels of traffic flow. Suggestions were made for the design of parking stalls depending on traffic conditions and vehicle composition.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
      Built and Human Environment
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
      Refereed: No
      Depositing User: S Yousif
      Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 14:53
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:21
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9729

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