Let cyclists use park and ride sites reducing traffic & get me some exercise

As a regular user of park and ride it strikes me the park and ride car park is never full.

As a wannabe cyclist into town I regularly find excuses not to cycle to work.

I work in Bristol. I live outside a not so easy commutable distance of the centre for someone in their mid 40s.

However, if I could drive to the park and ride with my bike I could:

1) dump the car,

2) pay a nominal parking fee

3) cycle the last couple of miles into town,

4) reduce my carbon footprint a little,

5) reduce traffic in the central area of Bristol

 

Everyone is a winner?

 

Why? See below

1) Less wear and tear on my car.

2) Save money on parking.

3) Get some exercise, reducing the burden on the NHS.

4) Saving money and the planet for my little ones.

5) Meeting BCC's targets of reducing:

traffic congestion, parking problems, meeting green targets, etc, etc.

 

Come on George, give us commuters a leg up and not a leg to stand on when it comes to cycling and getting out of our cars.

Thanks, parknride.

Why the contribution is important

see above

by parknride on December 12, 2013 at 08:17PM

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Comments

  • Posted by ideax December 13, 2013 at 16:00

    There could be covered lock-ups for the cycles if you don't want to take them home each evening.
  • Posted by delos December 13, 2013 at 16:28

    Great idea. Possibly combine with a loan bike/hire bike scheme based at the car park so that you don't need to put your bike in the car.

      
  • Posted by JDM December 18, 2013 at 10:46

    Good idea - is there a way to do this without cost from the local councils? Perhaps a local business could be encouraged to set-up a loan station. Or people could just use folding bikes kept in their boot?
  • Posted by jseymour December 19, 2013 at 12:59

    Such an obviously good idea. JDI!
    And the comment about covered lock-ups is a good add-on idea.

    Or, what about - or as well as - some 'Boris Bikes' at the Park and Ride? Or should that be 'George's Green Wheels'?
  • Posted by Summerdays January 03, 2014 at 11:52

    I get a lift with my bike to the outskirts of Bristol, and then bike in from there. I've seen a number of cyclists do the same thing, parking in the same area.

    It's best if the areas for parking cars are also near a good cycle route.
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