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Transportation

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 295–307 | Cite as

Utilization patterns of park and ride facilities among Kuala Lumpur commuters

  • Norlida Abdul HamidEmail author
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Abstract

A parking utilization survey was undertaken with the main objective of analyzing and comparing the daily workday utilization patterns of two main park and ride stations within the Kuala Lumpur conurbation. This study also aimed to gauge the level of usage of the park and ride facilities. The findings showed that the overall utilization pattern of the facilities was very high with a utilization rate of between 80 and 95%. The stations, however, recorded a contrasting accumulation pattern. The study further revealed that most of the rail-based suburban park and ride users were long term parkers. The results of this study are comparable to results of similar studies in Seoul, Calgary, Tyne and Wear and others. Since parking availability is an important factor that has influence on the behavior of a park and ride user, more accurate information relating to the supply and demand of the park and ride facility will assist in planning new transport infrastructure.

Keywords

Park and ride Utilization Accumulation Duration Volume 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author expressed her gratitude to both University of Technology MARA and University of Malaya for funding this research. Appreciation goes also to the staff of the rail operator, KTMB particularly KTM Komuter and KTM Car Park Sdn. Bhd. for their ever continuous support in this survey. A note of appreciation goes to Prof. Dr. Jamilah Mohamad and Prof. Ir. Mohamed Rehan Karim for their valuable comments. The author wish to thank three anonymous Transportation reviewers who have provided very useful comments on this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transport, Logistics and Operations Management, Faculty of Business ManagementUniversity of Technology MARAShah AlamMalaysia

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