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The effects of parking accessibility on work commuting - Considering parking policies as a mobility management tool for Lund

Beaudry-Durocher, Estelle LU (2008) IMEN41 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Abstract
This thesis addresses the effects of parking accessibility on work commuting and the potential
to use parking policies as a tool to support mobility management and enhance sustainable
commuting in Lund. The structure rests on two folds: first, it provides a theoretical
background on different parking policies and factors influencing work commuting; second, it
provides an analysis of Lund as an empirical case study. The main factors affecting parking
accessibility consist of the pricing, the parking distance to reach the destination and the
parking supply. Three working areas with different levels of parking accessibility and practices
are analysed: the Centre, the Lund University Hospital, and the Science Park. The main
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Abstract
This thesis addresses the effects of parking accessibility on work commuting and the potential
to use parking policies as a tool to support mobility management and enhance sustainable
commuting in Lund. The structure rests on two folds: first, it provides a theoretical
background on different parking policies and factors influencing work commuting; second, it
provides an analysis of Lund as an empirical case study. The main factors affecting parking
accessibility consist of the pricing, the parking distance to reach the destination and the
parking supply. Three working areas with different levels of parking accessibility and practices
are analysed: the Centre, the Lund University Hospital, and the Science Park. The main
component observed is the relation between the modal split and the type of pricing.
Emphasis is made on the site located on the outer part of Lund.
It was found from the theories and empirical analysis that the accessibility factors have an
influence on the modal split for commuting. A shift reducing car-use up to 30% can occur
through parking levies, which could potentially result in a CO2 reduction of around 2,000
tonnes for the Science Park, contributing to attain approximately 15% of the LundaMaTs
goals in this matter. A key finding is that parking measures and pricing instruments need to be
implemented further in the outer part of the city. The main recommendations are addressed
to the City of Lund and consist of enhancing the collaboration with neighbouring cities on
parking standard settlements. On their side, private companies are encouraged to improve
design regarding the location sites and parking facilities in order to support alternative modes
of transportation. (Less)
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author
Beaudry-Durocher, Estelle LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Mobility Management, Commuting, Parking
language
English
id
1480540
date added to LUP
2009-09-29 13:01:12
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2009-09-29 13:01:12
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  abstract     = {Abstract
This thesis addresses the effects of parking accessibility on work commuting and the potential
to use parking policies as a tool to support mobility management and enhance sustainable
commuting in Lund. The structure rests on two folds: first, it provides a theoretical
background on different parking policies and factors influencing work commuting; second, it
provides an analysis of Lund as an empirical case study. The main factors affecting parking
accessibility consist of the pricing, the parking distance to reach the destination and the
parking supply. Three working areas with different levels of parking accessibility and practices
are analysed: the Centre, the Lund University Hospital, and the Science Park. The main
component observed is the relation between the modal split and the type of pricing.
Emphasis is made on the site located on the outer part of Lund.
It was found from the theories and empirical analysis that the accessibility factors have an
influence on the modal split for commuting. A shift reducing car-use up to 30% can occur
through parking levies, which could potentially result in a CO2 reduction of around 2,000
tonnes for the Science Park, contributing to attain approximately 15% of the LundaMaTs
goals in this matter. A key finding is that parking measures and pricing instruments need to be
implemented further in the outer part of the city. The main recommendations are addressed
to the City of Lund and consist of enhancing the collaboration with neighbouring cities on
parking standard settlements. On their side, private companies are encouraged to improve
design regarding the location sites and parking facilities in order to support alternative modes
of transportation.},
  author       = {Beaudry-Durocher, Estelle},
  keyword      = {Mobility Management,Commuting,Parking},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The effects of parking accessibility on work commuting - Considering parking policies as a mobility management tool for Lund},
  year         = {2008},
}