Stakeholder perspectives on the current and future roles of UK bus-based Park and Ride

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Journal Article

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policy - parking, mode - bus, mode - park and ride


United Kingdom, Stakeholders, Park and ride, Modal shift, Local government, Intracity bus transportation, Great Britain, Fringe parking, Bus transit


UK bus-based Park and Ride (P&R) has increased significantly in popularity over the past 40 years although there are doubts over its role in reducing car use. This paper presents the findings from interviews with eight key stakeholders involved in UK P&R, which sought to provide insights into the popularity of P&R, particularly at the local government level, its success, and how the concept of P&R can be developed in the future to improve its role in reducing car use whilst maintaining its popularity. It is suggested that there are a range of goals for the use of P&R which extend beyond traffic reduction. It is discussed how there may be potential to develop the concept, particularly by decentralising P&R sites and developing their role as interchanges for public transport.


Journal of Transport Geography home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09666923