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A Probabilistic Analysis of Two University Parking Issues

Posted: 29 Dec 2009  

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

Peter Nijkamp

VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics; Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

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Date Written: December 28, 2009

Abstract

The uncertain nature of the demand for university parking has now created a major problem for university planners. From a facilities planning perspective, it is important to comprehend the probabilistic nature of the demand for parking and parking rules violations. Given this background, in our note, we shed light on two insufficiently studied issues concerning university parking. First, we focus on short-term and long-term parkers. We determine the mean parking time of an arriving car and then we compute the probability distribution function of the number of occupied parking spots at any particular time. Second, we concentrate on parking rules violators and we calculate the probability distribution function of the number of violators who are fined at an inspection.

Keywords: Long-Term Parking, Short-Term Parking, University, Violator

JEL Classification: R410, R480, D810

Suggested Citation

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Nijkamp, Peter, A Probabilistic Analysis of Two University Parking Issues (December 28, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1529066

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal (Contact Author)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics ( email )

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Peter Nijkamp

VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics ( email )

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Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

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Amsterdam, 1082 MS
Netherlands

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