Off-street parking is an important part of the
transportation system. It is an efficient means of storing vehicles while they arent
in use, and it causes little disruption to the neighboring roadways. Additionally, since
parking is the terminal or destination for a trip, the availability of off-street parking
can affect the attractiveness of destinations as well as transportation modes. The
attractiveness of a destination is reduced if there is a delay or difficulty in parking.
The use of transit systems is increased in areas where parking is scarce. To be efficient,
the transportation system must include adequate parking facilities at all places that
Off-street parking plays an important role in the
efficiency of the overall transportation system. This chapter is designed to help the
undergraduate engineering student understand the fundamentals of planning and designing
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