VILLAGES WHERE WALKERS ARE VIP'S

The author traces the history of two pedestrianisation schemes in Cornwall. One park-and-ride scheme has been operating in Polperro for the last 12 years, the other in St Ives has been operating since 1974. The schemes have been adopted to remove congestion in main streets which were designed for pack animals and could not cope with the demands made on them by tourist traffic. After initial opposition from local traders, the scheme at Polperro has been very successful. Vehicles were restricted in the town centre of St Ives between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, from 1St June to August 31St. Signs are provided at the main cordon points directing traffic to peripheral car parks. In 1975, a park-and-ride service was operated using four midi-buses from the largest car park. A successful rail park-and-ride service has been operating since 1978 from a car park some three miles east of the town centre. Revenue is shared between rail and the car park operators. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Pitts, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-11-15

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  • Accession Number: 00310162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1981 12:00AM