Exploring cruising using agent-based and analytical models of parking

Nadav Levy, Karel Martens, Itzhak Benenson*

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This article proposes two models to analyse parking search: an analytical model called PARKANALYST and a geosimulation model, termed PARKAGENT, which explicitly accounts for street network and drivers' parking-related decisions. We employ both models to analyse the impact of occupancy rate and demand-to-supply ratio on cruising for parking and to compare the models' outcomes. We estimate the main characteristics of parking dynamics, and find that the spatial effects influence system dynamics starting from an occupancy rate of 85% while become really important for analysing parking when the occupancy rate is above 92-93%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-797
Number of pages25
JournalTransportmetrica A: Transport Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • agent-based modelling
  • cruising for parking
  • parking modelling
  • parking search
  • transportation modelling


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