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Sustainable management of town centre parking in regional Australia

Schumann, Jodi (2016). Sustainable management of town centre parking in regional Australia. Bachelor of Engineering (4th Year Project) Thesis, Charles Darwin University.

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Author Schumann, Jodi
Title Sustainable management of town centre parking in regional Australia
Institution Charles Darwin University
Publication Date 2016-10
Thesis Type Bachelor of Engineering (4th Year Project)
Supervisor Wolff, R.
Debnath, Kamal K.
Subjects ENGINEERING
0905 - Civil Engineering
Abstract It has been observed that within small, regional Australian town centres, community expectations, behaviour, and usage patterns infer that there is an under-supply of parking infrastructure, however, actual utilisation evidence suggests otherwise.

This perceived problem provided the basis for this research project, where the objective was to identify sustainable improvements that can be introduced to regional Australian car parking networks, and specifically, to the case study location - being the Esperance town centre scheme, in Western Australia. The recommendations were to focus on more effective management of the current supply, rather than the unnecessary creation of new spaces.

A comprehensive case study of the existing Esperance town centre parking network, including utilisation surveys, site investigations, analysis, and observation of driving, parking and pedestrian behaviour and patterns, was completed to determine the
actual demand-supply relationship, and identify the reasons relating to the underutilisation of particular parking areas.

In response to the findings of the case study, together with a review of strategies implemented in other Australian regional towns relevant to the Esperance demographic, recommendations for parking network improvement were developed in an effort to promote sustainable traffic and transport management within regional towns into the future.


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