A local off-street parking facility might be inadequate. You have been asked to evaluate the adequacy of the parking facility. If your results show that the facility is inadequate, you are to propose suitable modifications and/or additions that will correct the problem. You should prepare a brief report that summarizes your analysis and any proposed modifications to the facility.
Your instructor will designate the off-street parking facility and provide any additional information that might be needed.
Tasks to be Completed
Task 1: Develop an inventory of the parking facility including:
Task 2: Estimate the peak parking period for the facility and complete an accumulation count study for the facility during that period. Using your results, develop an accumulation graph.
Task 3: Perform a simplified license plate survey and estimate the average length of time that vehicles are parked at the facility during the peak parking period.
Task 4: Using the information from the first three tasks, calculate the probability that an incoming car will not find a parking space during the peak parking period. Determine whether or not the probability of rejection is acceptable.
Task 5: If the current parking facility is inadequate, design modifications and/or additions that will correct the problem. Your goal is to suggest the most economical solution. Report any assumptions that you make.