PARK AND RIDE IN BATH . PROCEEDINGS FROM THE PARK AND RIDE WORKSHOP, HERTFORD COLLEGE, OXFORD, JUNE 27 1990

This short article describes the planning and operation of the park and ride system in Bath. Three such sites are currently in operation, after initial planning permission problems. It is enshrined within the City Plan (the statutory local plan for Bath) and in the City Council's Car Parking Strategy. This strategy seeks to restrain the growth of parking in the city centre, and aims to remove all on-street parking within the central retail area. It also recommends the introduction of a committed payments scheme to secure finance specifically for park and ride. The bus services to the park and ride sites operate at 15 minute intervals, and the Council underwrites any losses by the Bus Company. The fare is 35 pence return and the parking is free. There are no bus priority schemes at present but this has not undermined the success of the scheme. Surveys of users have shown a constant and rapid growth in usage. Consumer attitudes have also been surveyed and the service has been amended to take into account the comments received. For example close attention has been given to car park security after motorists indicated that they were concerned about leaving their cars in isolated areas on the periphery of the city. The system is highly praised and enjoys widespread support. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 832069.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ENGLISH HISTORIC TOWNS FORUM

    THE HUNTINGTON CENTRE
    Bath, Avon,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
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  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00607171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM