EASL Transportation Consultants, Inc.

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Parking Studies, Planning & Functional Design

Parking studies are performed to identify inadequacies in the supply of parking, or to determine existing demand in order to plan for future parking. The study size may vary from an individual private lot to a city-wide study incorporating both private and public lots as well as on-street parking. One important component of a parking study is an inventory of the current parking supply, which is required virtually in all parking studies. The parking demand characteristics are more meaningful when presented in context with the parking supply (and vice versa). 

EASL Transportation Consultants, Inc. has the technical expertise in successfully assisting both the public and private sector clients in carrying out inventory studies of parking supply, evaluating parking demand, space and related traffic operations requirements, as well as integrating parking in mixed-use projects. We understands that the land uses, the size, layout, and operations of parking facilities are key factors for the success of both individual development projects and community activity centers alike. Our firm has the knowledge and experience in undertaking the following parking studies and evaluations along with the required field data collection:

•   Parking Supply & Demand Studies / Evaluations

  • Analyzing current parking conditions to determine if they are sufficient to support development growth
  • Examining parking supply and anticipate future shortages
  • Assessing the ability of an existing parking supply to meet existing peak demand
  • Determining a project’s future demand
  • Identifying future shortages or surplus, and
  • Developing parking demand ratios to calculate current and future parking demand

 •   Shared Parking Studies, which specifically focus on how time, day and/or seasonal demands affect parking

     usage levels within a mixed-use development. Shared parking would occur as a result of the following conditions:

  • Variation in the peak accumulation of parked vehicles due to time differences in the activity patterns of adjacent or nearby land uses (by hour, day, and season).
  • Relationships among land-use activities that result in people being attracted to two or more land uses on a single auto trip to a given area or development.

•   Financial Feasibility Studies

  • To determine the cost to add and operate new parking facilities
  • To determine whether the parking facility will be self-supporting
  • To identify user types and rates, turnover, and hours of operation

 •  Inventory of Parking Facilities Data in the forms of location, condition, type, number of parking spaces, time

    limits, hours of availability and stall layouts.
•   Accumulation Counts to obtain data on number of vehicles parked in a study area during a specific time period.
•   Duration and Turnover Surveys,and

•   User Information Surveys in the forms of parking interviews to gather information about trip purpose and etc.

EASL Transportation Consultants, Inc. is also experienced in analyzing parking operations in terms of on-site and off-site circulations, facility constraints, as well as planning and functional design of parking facilities to fit within the context of its environment including on-street curb parking and off-street facilities of parking lots and parking garages.