About Our Project

Project Goal

The goal of our project was to assist the Boston Air Pollution Control Commission in improving parking freeze regulations that must combat vehicular emissions while supporting the transportation needs of businesses, residents and commuters.


In order to achieve this goal, we completed the following three research objectives:

  • Create a GIS database layer for inventory data storage and analysis purposes.
  • Inventory off-street parking spaces in the downtown parking freeze zone.
  • Analyze trends in parking facility management in relation to vehicle miles traveled and urban space use.


  • A GIS database layer containing data from downtown freeze inventory.
  • Five recommendations on parking freeze management and freeze data management.

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