The economics of regulatory parking policies: the (im-)possibilities of parking policies in traffic regulation

E.T. Verhoef, P. Nijkamp, P. Rietveld

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

This article contains an economic analysis of regulatory parking policies as a substitute to road pricing. The scope for such policies is discussed, after which a simple diagrammatic analysis is presented, focusing on the differences between the use of parking fees and physical restrictions on parking space supply. The former is found to be superior for three reasons: an information argument, a temporal efficiency argument and an intertemporal efficiency argument. Finally, a spatial parking model is developed, showing that it may be possible to overcome the difficulty of regulatory parking policies not differentiating according to distance driven by specifying the appropriate spatial pattern of parking fees, making individuals respond to (spatial) parking fee differentials. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-156
Number of pages15
JournalTransportation Research. Part A: Policy & Practice
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The economics of regulatory parking policies: the (im-)possibilities of parking policies in traffic regulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this