Research Team: PI: Miriam Pinski Team:
About this project:
While researchers have already identified the link between driving behavior and bundled parking, no study has studied this link using a national-level data set that includes detailed data on a household’s travel behavior and whether that household’s housing cost includes parking. In this study I will use data from the 2013 American Housing Survey to determine whether the presence of bundled parking influences a household’s transportation mode choice. I hypothesize that the presence of bundled parking will reduce vehicle use. This provides further evidence for the already strong case against parking requirements.
What problem does this research aim to address?
California has dual policy goals to reduce vehicle dependency and make housing more affordable. Parking requirements can hide the cost of storing a vehicle in housing costs, making driving seem to be a more attractive option for vehicle owners than using alternative modes of transportation.
What are the expected impacts and benefits of the research?
The project seeks to understand whether bundled parking affects a household’s driving behavior, and whether bundled parking affects whether and how frequently a household uses alternative modes of transportation. This topic addresses a parking policy that may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The project also addresses a housing attribute that inequitably affects households that do not own vehicles.Final Report