ITE Journal April 2018 - 14
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Getting to Know ITE's
Technical Programs Division
TE members benefit from the work conducted behind the scenes
by the ITE Technical Programs Division at ITE Headquarters in
Washington, DC, USA, often without knowing it. This monthly
column seeks to better inform our members of the technical products,
services, and partnerships that are being developed, facilitated, and
supported by ITE Technical Programs Division staff.
Updating ITE's Parking Generation Manual and
NPA's Shared Parking Guide
ITE and the National Parking Association (NPA) recently signed a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on the
development of the ITE Parking Generation Manual and the NPA
Shared Parking Guide. These tools were last updated in 2010 and
2009, respectively. ITE Technical Programs Division staff will be
working with NPA to develop these products in coordination to
ensure consistency and ease of use for practitioners. By harnessing
the collective experience of both organizations, the goal is to publish
definitive parking guides that will usher in the next generation of
best parking practices.
Parking Generation Manual is expected to follow the lead of
the modernized, updated, and expanded Trip Generation Manual,
10th Edition. The analyses in Parking Generation Manual will
differentiate the levels of parking demand observed at rural, general
urban/suburban, dense multi-use urban, and center city core sites.
In an age where information is everywhere, ITE
members can look to ITE Spotlite to deliver timely news.
Similar to Trip Generation Manual, Parking Generation Manual
will be available in hard-copy, electronic, and cloud-based formats
in order to cater to the format that works best for users. ITE staff
also intend to produce a web-based app (ITEParkGen) that enables
a user to produce parking generation data plots and statistics for the
complete database as well as filtering by year and location.
Shared Parking, 3rd Edition will provide a perspective
on case studies and real usage of parking assets. The Parking
Consultants Council of NPA working with sponsors the Urban
Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers,
are collaborating to bring current, real-world data and examples
of shared parking uses of parking assets that will provide insight
into the future of parking through both print and online content.
This month, ITE and NPA staff have issued a joint call for data
(see page 12). After the call for data, ITE Technical Programs Division staff will convene a panel of parking demand experts to guide
our efforts and assist in the technical analysis. ITE staff will compile
all submitted parking demand data, classify the setting for each site
in the database, confirm the validity of each data submittal, evaluate
the statistics associated with the expanded database, and develop
text and data plots for the anticipated hard-copy, electronic, and
WebApp products. The target date for delivering the two products
is early 2019. Stay tuned to all of ITE's communication channels for
continual updates related to these resources. itej
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