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Mapping Private Non-Residential Parking in Worcester England Public

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With changes in travel patterns in the UK, as much as 30% of current parking space may be underutilized in the future. Many cities are exploring how such unused parking might be repurposed but lack good data on current parking provision. Using ArcGIS software and Google Satellite imagery, we found that Worcester has 429 Private Non-Residential (PNR) carparks providing 54,905 parking spaces, which far exceeds the 2,440 spaces provided by the 14 municipal car parks. We tested our procedures in Gloucester and believe these protocols could be easily applied to assess parking in other cities. Knowledge of PNR parking will help local governments repurpose underused carparks and following the example of Nottingham implement workplace parking levies as a means to improve public transportation.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-051221-110501
  • 23966
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-05-12
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