The Effects of Residential Off-Street Parking Availability on Travel Behavior in San Francisco
To determine the effects of reduced parking requirements on travel behavior, a survey was prepared and data was collected and analyzed to answer the following questions:
- In San Francisco, to what extent does the availability of an off‐street residential parking space influence residents’ travel behavior?
- Will reducing residential off‐street parking requirements encourage people to drive less?
The study also analyzes differences in the travel behavior of people who live in areas with parking minimums and areas where the city has recently introduced parking maximums and eliminated parking minimums. It also provides an overview of current parking policies intended to reduce motor vehicle trips. This study produces data that helps predict whether policies aimed at reducing residential off‐street parking requirements will be effective in encouraging people to drive less.