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Title: Evaluating alternative concepts of bus-based park and ride
Authors: Meek, Stuart
Ison, Stephen G.
Enoch, Marcus P.
Keywords: Park and ride
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MEEK, S., ISON, S. and ENOCH, M., 2011. Evaluating alternative concepts of bus-based park and ride. Transport Policy, 18 (2), pp. 456 - 467.
Abstract: Whilst it has been used since the 1960s, the UK government have promoted bus-based Park and Ride (P&R) particularly heavily over the last 20 years as a tool to deal with traffic congestion and air pollution. There has long since been a view however that P&R in its current guise may actually be exacerbating the problems of traffic congestion, fuel use and emissions instead of mitigating them. This paper aims to reconsider this proposition whilst also testing a range of alternative forms of car–bus interchange in the context of traffic reduction, drawing on evidence from a large survey of P&R users in Cambridge, UK. Overall the results suggest that while current P&R significantly increases the vehicle miles travelled by its users, some of the alternative models presented potentially offer considerable improvements.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Transport Policy [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.09.006
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.09.006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12698
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.09.006
ISSN: 0967-070X
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