The history of park and ride in Chester is traced beginning with an experimental scheme over the Christmas period November 1983 to January 1984. Seen as an answer to congestion in the city centre there were however several reservations at the start. With land leased from Sainsbury's, parking for 250 cars was provided. Following the scheme's success more car parking spaces were provided and the bus service extended to 6 days a week. The car parking facilities fund was then set up by the city council which imposed a 10p levy on every car using the city centre car parks. In early 1986 it was found necessary to find further sites for park and ride parks and negotiations with the county council and Chester zoo now aim to provide a further 5000 spaces. The success of the scheme has been attributed to the cooperation of the business and tourist community. The effect of bus deregulation on the scheme is noted. (TRRL)

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Butler, J
  • Publication Date: 1987-7-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16-18
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 168
    • Issue Number: 4952
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00492845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM