Park & Ride
the P&Rs that we have are excellent, we need more of them.
every radial route from the city centre should be served by a Park & Ride bus service.
The aim of getting people out of their cars is right, RPZs are right (people will eventually realise). Improving ordinary bus services on their own will not have the desired effect as many of them go via tortuous routes.
X-buses from outlying places are popular because they get the passenger from A to B directly and with limited stops. P&R follow that principle but have the additional advantage of free secure car-parking. We are wedded to our cars so the idea of looking after the car for us is what sells it
Why the contribution is important
traffic congestion in the city is the biggest turn-off for visitors and business. time spend in traffic queues must be very expensive, as well as being detrimental to the air quality of the city.
More people on buses will enable the buses to get through more quickly, and everyone else. Keeping the fare price low in relation to the cost of car-parking will ensure people use a bus wherever possible.
by user345652 on November 27, 2013 at 11:28AM