Theses Master's

Rethinking On-Street Parking Alternative from Policy and Facility Perspectives: A Case Study of New York City

Dai, Yuchen

This study aims to examine on-street parking in urban areas and consider alternative options, especially in the context of impending congestion pricing. While on-street parking provides drivers with convenient and accessible parking spots, it has certain negative impacts on safety, quality of environment, and pedestrian accessibility in cities.

On-street parking poses a safety threat to passing vehicles, and concerns have been raised by residents about pedestrian safety. Moreover, on-street parking makes passable roads narrower, preventing vehicles from moving normally and causing additional emissions. The study seeks to explore alternatives to on-street parking under the forthcoming policy environment of congestion pricing, using surveys and interviews to gather residents' perspectives.

This study will use New York City and the surrounding areas of New York City as the research area to obtain as wide a range of data as possible, the research aims to reveal the alternatives to on-street parking that residents may prefer. The findings are expected to unveil the opinions of residents with different modes of commuting regarding the upcoming congestion pricing and on-street parking, as well as their views on replacing on-street parking. The results of this study will provide important references and sustainable, community-friendly development plans for urban authorities.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Vanky, Anthony P.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
June 5, 2024