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Parking Problem in Ankara and Policy Recommendations

In recent years, motorization has gradually increased its pace in Ankara, which has the highest automobile ownership per capita level in Turkey. Considering recent increase in automobile number, this study deals with the need for parking spaces. Using neighbourhood level data, collected during Ankara Transportation Master Plan studies, parking space problem in Ankara metropolitan area has been spatialized by categorizing automobile ownership and street parking ratios into two groups, low and high levels. In parallel to motorization growth, spatialization of parking space problem in the near future is defined as problem areas, potential problem areas, and urgent problem areas with regard to urban fabric. Accordingly, parking policy recommendations are coupled for each problem area.