PARKING CONTROL: FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE. PROCEEDINGS OF TRL PARKING SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, 23-24TH MARCH 1995. RECENT EXPERIENCE IN NOTTINGHAM

This paper assesses the experience of park and ride in the city of Nottingham, England, and discusses its successes, occasional failures, and policy context. Bus-based park and ride was first used in the early and mid 1970s, then gradually abandoned after a local political change. Due to increasing traffic growth and congestion, two park and ride sites were revived in December 1987. In 1989, the transport policy for Greater Nottingham was reviewed, and a more integrated approach was adopted. Park and ride is a key element of the new policy, together with restrictions on inner city car parking, and is expected to play an increasing part in reducing the growth of car- borne commuting into the city centre. There are two large park-and- ride sites, each with 1000 spaces, and two smaller sites; eleven more sites are proposed for the next five years, and three further sites for the longer-term future. High standards for the city's permanent park-and-ride sites include: (1) ten-minute frequency for 12 hours a day, six days a week; (2) upper age limit of four years for buses; (3) comprehensive assistance for users with disabilities; and (4) fare levels related to operating costs and central parking charges. For the covering abstract see IRRD 871940.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • TOLE, D
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00711238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM