Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86920
Authors: 
van Ommeren, Jos
Wentink, Derk
Rietveld, Piet
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 10-028/3
Abstract: 
The literature on car cruising is dominated by theory. This is the first article thatexamines cruising for parking using a nation-wide random sample of car trips. We excludeemployer-provided and residential parking. We demonstrate that cruising time is, on average, 36seconds per car trip. Car drivers appear to choose their cruising time in line with economictheory: cruising time increases with travel duration as well as with parking duration, but fallswith income. We also find that cruising is more common with shopping and recreation than forwork-related activities. Cruising has a distinctive pattern over the day with a peak in themorning, so the order of arrival is essential to parking.
Subjects: 
Cruising for parking
JEL: 
R41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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