GPS data and car drivers’ parking search behavior in the City of Turnhout, Belgium

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Abstract

This paper describes an exploratory study regarding parking search behavior. Based on GPS tracks of 97 car trips, the temporal and spatial components of parking search behavior are investigated in more detail. The data collection took place in November 2012 in the city of Turnhout, Belgium. The paper presents the way the data collection has been organized, the way the data have been analyzed, and some findings of the study. It appears that GPS tracking can be used to investigate both the temporal and spatial aspects of parking search behavior. The average parking search time found in this study is 1 min and 18 s (approximately 14 % of the total travel time). The use of street segments for parking is influenced by distance to the city center, distance to nearest parking facility, presence of shops, and parking tariffs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoinformatics for intelligent transportation
EditorsIgor Ivan, Itzhak Beneson, Bin Jiang, Jiri Horák, James Haworth, Tomás Inspektor
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages247-256
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-11463-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11462-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event11th Symposium on Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation (GIS Ostrava 2014) - Ostrava, Czech Republic
Duration: 27 Jan 201429 Jan 2014
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume214
ISSN (Print)1863-2246

Conference

Conference11th Symposium on Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation (GIS Ostrava 2014)
Abbreviated titleGIS Ostrava 2014
CountryCzech Republic
CityOstrava
Period27/01/1429/01/14

Keywords

  • GPS
  • Parking search
  • Behavior
  • TransCAD
  • GIS ostrava 2014

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    van der Waerden, P., Timmermans, H., & Van Hove, L. (2015). GPS data and car drivers’ parking search behavior in the City of Turnhout, Belgium. In I. Ivan, I. Beneson, B. Jiang, J. Horák, J. Haworth, & T. Inspektor (Eds.), Geoinformatics for intelligent transportation (pp. 247-256). (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography; Vol. 214). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11463-7_18