Manager's Bookshelf


Every serious manager should have quality Mobility Management reference materials on the bookshelf, whether that shelf is real or virtual. But which references are important and why? Here we provide reviews and links to publications about each discipline we cover.

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Parking Management

Recommendations for the Inspection, Maintenance and Management of Car Park Structures

This guide prepared by the ICE’s National Steering Committee for the Inspection of Multi-story Car Parks have been specifically written to address the important implications of the past performance of car park structures and provides recommendations for good practice for car park owners and operators and their engineering advisors.

Parking Management Best Practices

The parking management strategies described in this book will help planners and operators increase parking facility efficiency and reduce parking demand. Parking management offers an alternative to traditional “predict and provide” parking planning, which has contributed to widespread auto dependency and urban sprawl. Instead of providing plentiful free parking, parking management provides optimal parking supply and pricing. Its benefits include support for transit-oriented development; reduced stormwater management costs, water pollution, and heat island effects; improved travel options for nondrivers; lower housing costs; and more livable communities.

Parking Management for Smart Growth

In the last 50 years, parking management has grown from a minor aspect of local policy and regulation to a central position in the provision of transportation access. The higher densities, tight land supplies, mixed land uses, environmental and social concerns, and alternative transportation modes of Smart Growth demand a different approach—actively managed parking.

This book offers a set of tools and a method for strategic parking management so that communities can better use parking resources and avoid overbuilding parking. It explores new opportunities for making the most from every parking space in a sharing economy and taking advantage of new digital parking tools to increase user interaction and satisfaction. Examples are provided of successful approaches for parking management—from Pasadena to London. At its essence, the book provides a path forward for strategic parking management in a new era of tighter parking supplies.

Pavement Management for Airports, Roads and Parking Lots

Emphasizing sound, cost-effective management rather than emergency repairs, this comprehensive volume offers practical guidelines on evaluating and managing pavements for airports, municipalities, and commercial real estate firms. Extensive appendices serve as field manuals for identifying all types of pavement distress and their causes, and hundreds of photographs facilitate accurate pavement evaluation.

Transportation Demand Management

Service Network Design of Bike Sharing Systems: Analysis and Optimization

This monograph presents a tactical planning approach for service network design in metropolitan areas. Designing the service network requires the suitable aggregation of demand data as well as the anticipation of operational relocation decisions. To this end, an integrated approach of data analysis and mathematical optimization is introduced. The book also includes a case study based on real-world data to demonstrate the benefit of the proposed service network design approach. The target audience comprises primarily research experts in the field of traffic engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Strategies for Sustainable Mobilities: Opportunities and Challenges

Sustainable mobility is a qualitative, vague and normative vision. Although this vagueness is often criticized and seen as a drawback it also allows diverse stakeholders to commit to the goal of sustainable mobility. It allows for consensus, which can also help achieve a transport system that enables mobility for current and future generations. The goal of sustainable mobility is an ambitious one and requires a long-term and process-oriented perspective. With this in mind, this volume examines sustainable mobilities from multiple angles varying by time, region, cultural and economic backgrounds, local stakeholders and governance structures. By achieving a better understanding of mobility behaviour and mobility needs in different contexts this book develops innovative strategies and advances modelling approaches which evaluate these strategies. Presented here is not an ideal package of strategies to achieve sustainable mobility but rather innovations in the different disciplines and fields to show how each of them can contribute to keeping all people mobile – today and in the future.

Automated Traffic Management

Road User Charging and Electronic Toll Collection

As highways, crossing points, and urban streets become increasingly jammed with traffic, more and more roadway authorities are turning to electronic tolling and pricing to manage traffic and road usage. This authoritative book offers professionals expert guidance in planning, procuring, and operating electronic tolling and road-user charging systems. It cuts through a seemingly confusing array of technology solutions so analysts and engineers can match the right technology to policy. Moreover, the book clearly explains pricing and traffic management principles so planners can easily establish and change policies and pricing schemes. This practical volume focuses on established and emerging technologies used in charging, enforcement, and classifying vehicles, and it comprehensively covers privacy, legal, trade, and other regulatory issues. The book presents case studies from around the world that detail best practices for pricing, managing traffic demand, and developing local, regional, and cross-border pricing and tolling policies.

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design

For many transportation systems, the cost of expanding the infrastructure is too high. Therefore, the focus must shift to improving the quality of transportation within the existing infrastructure. The second edition of a bestseller, Intelligent Transport Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design critically examines the successes and failures of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) during the course of the past decade. The new subtitle reflects this edition’s focus on meta-principles critical to moving ahead and successfully building ITS infrastructures that take advantage of smart/green technologies. The book identifies challenging problems that must be addressed in order to bring real quality of life improvements and positively impact our environmental and civil infrastructure systems.

Intermodal Transportation Management

Transitions Towards Sustainable Mobility

Delivering a sustainable transport system is not just a matter of adopting a number of technological innovations to improve performance in terms of people, planet, and profits. A broader structural and societal transition is needed in technology, as well as in institutions, behavioural patterns, and the economy as a whole. In this broader view, neither the free market nor the public sector will be the unique key player in making this transition happen. Elements of such an approach are presented in this book in a number of domains: integrating transport infrastructure and land use planning, thus connecting fields that are rather unconnected in day-to-day policies; experiments with dynamic transport optimization, including reports on pilot projects to test the viability of transitions; towards reliable transport systems, describing a reversal from supply-driven towards demand-driven approaches; and sustainable logistics and traffic management, from ‘local’ city distribution to global closed supply chain loops.

Planning for Shared Mobility

Ridesharing. Carsharing. Bikesharing. In the “shared economy,” shared and for-hire vehicle services are on a roll. But what are the rules of the road for these new services? Planning for Shared Mobility offers answers for communities on the move.

This PAS Report, by a pair of UC Berkeley researchers, tracks the path short-term transportation access has taken so far. Authors Adam Cohen and Susan Shaheen look at how shared mobility is shaping—and being shaped by—local plans and policies. The report also shares the tools planners can use to manage mobility, such as zoning, permits, variances, and discretionary review. Profiles of eight cities, from New York to Seattle, show the plans they’ve put in motion and lessons they’ve picked up along the way.

Sharing wheels is more than a convenience, the authors argue. It can boost mobility, cut vehicle emissions, and create links between walking, cycling, and transit. Ready to move forward? Read Planning for Shared Mobility to learn what’s next—and how to roll out the long-term benefits of short-term transportation access.