Evidence Based Design of Scooter Parking Space in Taiwan

  • Meng-Cong Zheng
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)


This study engaged in the following endeavors: (a) conducted questionnaire surveys to determine scooter riders’ parking awareness and experiences; (b) observed scooter riders’ parking behavior to identify problems related to the six common parking grid types in Taiwan; and (c) proposed and assessed new parking grid designs. The questionnaire surveys revealed that 37% of the respondents believed that the parking was legal even if a tire touches the boundaries of the parking grids. Non-participant observations showed that users would move other parked scooters to park their own scooters. This study proposed new parking grid designs such as leaving space on the left for scooter operation, increasing height differences to lower the likelihood of scooters crossing the parking grid boundaries, and adding barriers that prevent parked scooters from being moved. After introducing the new designs to the six parking grid types and making subsequent observations, this study found that overall parking conditions improved significantly.


Evidence based design Scooter parking space Post-occupancy evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipei CityTaiwan

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