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Title: UK local authority attitudes to Park and Ride
Authors: Meek, Stuart
Enoch, Marcus P.
Ison, Stephen G.
Keywords: Park and Ride
Local government
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MEEK, S., ENOCH, M.P. and ISON, S.G., 2010. UK local authority attitudes to Park and Ride. Journal of Transport Geography, 18 (3), pp.372-381.
Abstract: Although the implementation activity within UK local government would suggest that bus-based Park and Ride (P&R) is considered popular, little evidence exists which tests this assumption empirically or explores the constituent elements of this popularity. In addition, a growing body of evidence indicates that P&R may increase the vehicle miles travelled (VMT) of its users. This paper reports on a recent survey of UK local authorities, both with and without current P&R provision, to understand the reasons behind its popularity and the level of recognition of its effectiveness in reducing car use. Particular consideration is given to the relationship between P&R and conventional public transport (particularly bus) services, as the transfer of passengers from these has a significant impact on the effectiveness of P&R. The potential future growth of P&R is also considered. The results suggest a number of divergences with the empirical evidence, particularly with regards the traffic effects of P&R. It is strongly predicted to grow but there is support for implementing P&R in ways that may increase its effectiveness.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2009.09.005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7660
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2009.09.005
ISSN: 0966-692
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