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Title:Testing Irrationality in Metered Parking Payment Compliance
Principal Investigators:Carolyn McAndrews and Meng Li
University:University of Colorado Denver
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-555
RH Display ID:15671
Keywords:behavior, compliance, decision making, drivers, parking, parking meters, payment


Parking payment non-compliance behavior is the central problem addressed in this proposed research. Parking payment decisions are complex, poorly understood, and understudied. Most existing research on parking payment non-compliance either assumes that the driver is rational and that payment non-compliance is intentional (Cullinane, 1993), or it treats the driver as a black box, examining the phenomenon with no interest in understanding the behavior (Yang and Qian, 2017). This proposed research studies parking payment non-compliance behavior using data from the city of Denver and theories of behavioral economics. Our goal is to understand the behavioral patterns of payment non-compliance, and to test whether such behaviors are motivated by the driver's rational analysis of cost and benefit.

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