|M.Sc Student||Safdi Hebah|
|Subject||The Effect of H.O.V. & Parking Business in the Central|
Business District (C.B.D.)
Case Study: Paolous the VI - Nazareth
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisors||Professor Emeritus Avishai Ceder|
|Professor Yoram Shiftan|
This research examines the effects of few travel demand management measures that are implemented in Central Business Districts (CBD) on its businesses in order to help finding the right balance between the urban and the traffic objectives. The area chosen for this research, Nazareth CBD is in the process of implementing three such measures: bus lanes, parking limitation and one-way system.
The data sources for this research include personal interviews and questionnaires distributed to a random sample of 78 businessmen and 87 of their clients.
The main findings include:
· Bus lanes may reduce the number of clients in the area.
· The suggested travel demand management measures have only a marginal effect on travel habits of the clients in the CBD.
1. Most of them will continue traveling in a private car.
2. A little percentage will shift from walking to public transportation.
· The limits of the parking supply may cause some decrease in the number of clients:
1. Because most of them are not ready to pay for parking.
2. The clients got used to park close to their destination and even in prohibited areas due to carelessness.
3. The clients prefer to shop in other places.
The travel demand management measures were supposed to cause a change in the structure of the CBD. The businessmen were doubtful concerning the realization of the suggested policy. They even work to neutralize the suggested plans. Therefore most of them don’t think of leaving the CBD.