The Parking Problem Term Paper by Kien

The Parking Problem
A discussion on possible solutions to the parking problem experienced in colleges.
# 153548 | 1,306 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jun 12, 2013 in Education (Higher) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues)

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This paper examines how parking is a serious problem in learning institutions such as colleges which calls for effective mitigation measures. The paper further discusses how parking measures would be aimed at reducing traffic congestion within colleges by discouraging the use of private transport to school or by providing ample parking spaces for the college community. The paper also looks at how the are various approaches to mitigate the parking problem such as the construction of more parking facilities, expansion and redesigning of the existing parking facilities, introduction of parking management programs and efficient use of the existing space among others.

Discussion of Solutions
Putting up on-College Parking Facilities
Establishment of off-College Parking Spaces
Reviewing Current Parking Facilities
Increase Awareness on Parking
Encourage Alternative Transport Modes
Introduction of Parking Management Programs
Introduction of Carpooling and Ridesharing Programs

From the Paper:

"In colleges that have inadequate parking facilities and little or no land for expansion may seek to introduce parking management programs. This solution can be implemented through introduction of parking fees (Brookline TAB, 2000) on all vehicles accessing the college. Besides the fee, regulations may be put in place to control parking behaviors and to prevent indiscriminate parking. This would serve as a disincentive to the college community who use private transport to school. This approach would carry some benefits such as reducing the need for additional parking practices and improved convenience for the parking users (Litman, 2006).
However, the respondents who participated in the interview on the subject were not in favor of this approach. They posited that introduction of parking management would make parking expensive and unaffordable to most in the college population. Further, they perceived this move as discriminatory as only student from wealthy backgrounds would afford to pay the inflated parking fees."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barker, C. (2011, February 8). SGA proposes a new solution to parking problem. Compass .
  • BrooklineTAB. (2000). Some solutions to our parking problem. Retrieved March 11, 2011, from
  • Litman, T. (2006). Parking Management: Innovative Solutions To Vehicle Parking Problems. Retrieved March 11, 2011, from
  • Rohde, S. W. (2005). Parking Problems and Solution. Retrieved March 11, 2011, from
  • VictoriaTransportPolicyInstitute. (2011). Parking Solutions. Retrieved March 11, 2011, from

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