Local Parking Positioning by Using the Linear Assignment Method (Case Study: Qazvin, Iran)

Document Type : Methodologies


1 Member of CCRC Research Center, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Iran.

2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, QazvinBranch, Iran.

3 M.A. Student, Urban Planning, Department of Art and Architecture, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran.

4 Urban undergraduate and member of Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Iran.


Concerning the population growth and urban development, significant growth in the rate of personal car usage has caused more transportation and thus growth in occupying the street areas for parking vehicles. This has caused much transporting problems and traffic. Hence concerning the parking issue is crucial in traffic and municipal management.The important issue is the suitable place for the parking areas. If there would not be any demand for assessment and evaluation of the traffic and municipal criteria, the constructed parking area would not be much usable and cause some difficulties in transferring lines,thus the expenses paid for building the parking will be wasted.Hence, in this article, the influential indexes for parking place in three different areas of Qazvin are introduced and discussed. Regarding the qualitative municipal criteria, we have used the multi-criteria linear assignment method for comparing and considering the indexes and region, and finally rating these regions for parking.


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