Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 678952, 6 pages
Research Article

Metropolis Parking Problems and Management Planning Solutions for Traffic Operation Effectiveness

Department of Transportation Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Received 18 July 2012; Accepted 26 September 2012

Academic Editor: Huimin Niu

Copyright © 2012 Yuejun Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Advances in mobility are clearly illustrated by the rapid development of urbanization and motorization in developing countries. Following the dramatic incensement of traffic demand, the parking problem has been becoming much more seriously important in many metropolises. With the aim of seeking solutions as to how the parking system could operate more efficiently by using new technologies and new methodologies, this paper discusses the application of geographic information system into the parking planning and management for traffic operation effectiveness in metropolis. The concentration of this paper includes the characteristics of parking demand and the causations of parking problems, especially the basic parking principle and strategies for solving parking problems from the perspective of geographic information system are discussed in enough detail in this paper.