Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2010-03-10 Number: 10-028/3 Author-Name: Jos van Ommeren Author-Workplace-Name: VU University Amsterdam Author-Name: Derk Wentink Author-Workplace-Name: VU University Amsterdam Author-Name: Piet Rietveld Author-Workplace-Name: VU University Amsterdam Title: Empirical Evidence on Cruising for Parking Abstract: This discussion paper led to a publication in 'Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment', 2012, 46(1), 123-130.
The literature on car cruising is dominated by theory. This is the first article thatexamines cruising for parking using a nation-wide random sample of car trips. We excludeemployer-provided and residential parking. We demonstrate that cruising time is, on average, 36seconds per car trip. Car drivers appear to choose their cruising time in line with economictheory: cruising time increases with travel duration as well as with parking duration, but fallswith income. We also find that cruising is more common with shopping and recreation than forwork-related activities. Cruising has a distinctive pattern over the day with a peak in themorning, so the order of arrival is essential to parking. Classification-JEL: R41 Keywords: Cruising for parking File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/10028.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 262359 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20100028