Average daily occupancies on Frew St. Dashed lines represent 60 and 80% estimated mean daily occupancy levels. Red observations represent days coded as having no class or examinations at CMU.
This paper analyzes a small, dynamically‐priced curb parking pilot that took place in Pittsburgh, PA from 2013 to 2015. Dynamic pricing of curb parking is a recent innovation – one which is designed to manage parking congestion through price manipulation in order to optimize occupancy and reduce traffic congestion. I find that prices declined durin...
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... pilot program was designed to use pricing to manipulate occupancy during mid- week periods during the school year. Figure 8 shows the average daily occupancies for Frew St throughout the study period. It is noticeable that during the summer and winter break periods, occupancy is lower - with many days logging little to no occupancy. ...
In order to calculate traffic capacity of signaled intersections, it was suggested to apply an approach based on the concept of congestions. The paper states examples of traffic capacity calculation.
... Finally, Fichman  performs an analysis of the DP parking system implemented in Pittsburgh (USA), finding evidence for a change in drivers' behavior in response to dynamic fees. The author clearly found a time lag between the change in behavior and the adjusted prices, suggesting the important role of communication to achieve an optimal situation. ...
Both Revenue Management (RM) and Dynamic Pricing (DP) are common practices in many industries—e.g., airlines and hotels—but they are still relatively unknown in the parking sector. In Europe, with the exception of for airport parking and in some pilot tests, DP is rarely used by private parking operators or local authorities. The main objective of this conceptual paper is to set an agenda for introducing DP in the private parking sector at a larger scale. After a short review of the existing academic and gray literature, we describe the requirements and instruments that parking companies need to make use of RM. Next, we shortly report on the major existing and/or planned DP parking schemes in Europe. We continue by providing a comprehensive reality check discussing the major challenges the sector faces to apply DP. We conclude by suggesting a road map for private parking operators to successfully implement RM and DP. Finally, we give some indications for future research.