A discrete choice approach to define individual parking choice behaviour for the Parkagent model

A. Khaliq, P.J.H.J. van der Waerden, D. Janssens

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Abstract

PARKAGENT is an agent based model for simulating parking search in the city. In PARKAGENT, the agents choose a parking spot based on the expected number of free parking spaces, distance to destination and length of parking space. For a true representation of underlying parking choice behaviour of agents in PARKAGENT model, a behavioural model is required. Behavioural models are considered as the core of agent based simulations, therefore a behavioural model capable to exhibit parking choice process in PARKAGENT has been proposed in this paper. This model explains that parking choice is based on the principles of utility maximization. Several research studies have used discrete choice models to describe parking choice phenomena. Discrete choice models determine the utility associated with choice of services and products. It is assumed that individual make decisions rationally, it is very difficult to measure the actual utility associated with a parking space. For a realistic calculation of the utility, factors affecting parking choice such as (parking cost, distance to destination, etc.) are required. In this research, the choice of on-street parking is considered keeping in view the factors associated with the street situation (e.g. occupancy, security). The decision of an agent to choose a street for parking is based on the factors associated to street. The necessary data is collected through stated choice questionnaire. The collected data is analysed using a discrete choice model (multinomial logit model). The results indicate show that the identified attributes of streets significantly affect the parking choice behaviour of agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Transport XXIII, 5-7 September 2017, Rome, Italy
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherWIT Press
Pages493-502
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781784662097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event23rd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, 2017 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on The Built Environment
Volume176

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, 2017
CountryItaly
City Rome
Period5/09/177/09/17

Keywords

  • Agent based parking simulation model PARKAGENT
  • Discrete choice model
  • Factors affecting on-street parking choice

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