How Are Uber/Lyft Shaping Municipal On-Street Parking Revenue?

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Benjamin Y. Clark

University of Oregon - School of Planning, Public Policy & Management

Anne Brown

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 11, 2020

Abstract

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) will impose challenges on cities that are currently difficult to fully envision yet critical to begin addressing. This research makes an incremental step toward quantifying the impacts that AVs by examining current associations between transportation network company (TNC) trips — often viewed as a harbinger of AVs — and parking revenue in Seattle. Using Uber and Lyft trip data combined with parking revenue and built environment data, this research models projected parking revenue in Seattle. Results demonstrate that total revenue generated in each census tract will continue to increase at current rates of TNC trip-making; parking revenue will, however, start to decline if or when trips levels are about 4.7 times higher than the average 2016 level. The results also indicate that per-space parking revenue is likely to increase by about 2.2 percent for each 1,000 additional TNC trips taken if no policy changes are taken. The effects on revenue will vary quite widely by neighborhood, suggesting that a one-size-fits-all policy may not be the best path forward for cities. Instead, flexible and adaptable policies that can more quickly respond (or better yet, be proactive) to changing AV demand will be better suited at managing the changes that will affect parking revenue.

Keywords: Ride-Hailing, Transportation Network Companies, Autonomous Vehicles, Parking, Public Finance and Budgeting

Suggested Citation

Clark, Benjamin Y. and Brown, Anne, How Are Uber/Lyft Shaping Municipal On-Street Parking Revenue? (February 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3591268 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3591268

Benjamin Y. Clark (Contact Author)

University of Oregon - School of Planning, Public Policy & Management ( email )

Eugene, OR 97403
United States

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Anne Brown

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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