Modelling park and ride

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Conference Paper

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ridership - modelling, mode - park and ride


Park and ride is defined as parking at a custom built car park and transferring to public transport to travel onward to one's destination. It is a fundamental part of many city transport systems since it is a more acceptable alternative to the car than conventional public transport for many car users, particularly for city centre trips originating from outside built up areas. Park and ride modelling allows a structured examination of the probable success or failure of a proposed park and ride scheme. Modal split models based on generalised cost differences appear theoretically appropriate but the results to date have often been unreliable. In this paper a methodology for modelling and selecting park and ride locations is presented. It is based on previous experience with park and ride modelling and the results of studies into Cork City park and ride services.


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