January 13, 2023
Conference Paper

Optimal, centralized dynamic curbside parking space zoning


In this paper we formulate a dynamic mixed integer program for optimally zoning curbside parking spaces subject to transportation policy-inspired constraints and regularization terms. First, we illustrate how given some objective of curb zoning valuation as a function of zone type (paid parking, bus stop, etc.), dynamically rezoning involves unrolling this optimization program over a fixed time horizon. Second, we implement two different solution methods given an example curb zoning valuation. In the first method, we solve long horizon dynamic zoning problems via approximate dynamic programming. In the second method, we employ Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition to break-up the mixed-integer program into a master problem and several sub-problems that can be solved in parallel. This speeds up the computational solve-time of the MIP considerably. We present simulation results and comparisons of the different employed techniques on vehicle arrival-rate data obtained for a neighborhood in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA.

Published: January 13, 2023


Nazir M., C.P. Dowling, S. Choudhury, S. Zoepf, and K. Ma. 2022. Optimal, centralized dynamic curbside parking space zoning. In IEEE 25th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2022), October 8-12, 2022, Macau, China, 91-98. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-170624. doi:10.1109/ITSC55140.2022.9922247