Source: Meyer, M.D. (1997) A Toolbox for Alleviating Traffic Congestion and Enhancing Mobility, Institute of Transportation Engineers, ISBN: 0935403124.
The activity pattern of each land use is linked with the temporal usage of parking facilities. Residential parking usage is lower during working hours as many workers drive to their workplaces. Office and retail parking show a level of usage corresponding to peak commuting hours and restaurant parking use peaks during the evening. The challenge is to provide enough parking spaces for peak use, which will not be used for the majority of the day.