PARK AND RIDE: FIRST AID FOR THE URBAN TRAFFIC CRISIS

The paper outlines provisional analysis of some aspects of two questionnaire surveys of park and ride systems in Oxford and York. The surveys were to review the current state of the operations, considering their design specifications and goals, and to investigate any possible negative effects of park and ride in the study areas. Oxford's system has been in operation for 20 years and provides 3,750 parking spaces compared with the 563 spaces in the York scheme which has been in existence for four years. The operating costs of the bus services in Oxford have moved from public to almost entirely private responsibility and that in York has shown break-even performance. The York survey involved 600 adults, nearly 19 per cent of all users. The 1,750 sample in the Oxford survey was around 25 per cent of the users. Details are given of the reasons given by users for using park and ride, their perception of the acceptability of the service and the scheme market share is compared with alternatives. It was found that it was difficult to apply prescriptive rules to the development of park and ride.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oxford

    Transport Studies Unit, 11 Bevington Road
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 6NB
  • Authors:
    • Parkhurst, G
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.
  • Serial:
    • TSU REF
    • Issue Number: 788
    • Publisher: University of Oxford

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM