Bus & rail park & ride sites, with rest facilities, at key locations surrounding mainly in the city of Edinburgh but also at key locations surrounding the city
Bus and rail park & ride sites, with rest facilities, at key locations surrounding mainly in the city of Edinburgh but also at key locations in the surrounding local authority area. This improved regional mobility as commuters based in towns and cities outside of Edinburgh can park there car at a station and travel by bus or rail to the city.

Resources needed

Depending, principally, on topography, land availability and the amenities provided P&R sites will cost approximately 4m Euro to accommodate up to 500 vehicles and are a very tangible facility in terms of encouraging the use of public transport as an alternative to the private car.

Evidence of success

Reduced car numbers within the city. Increased bus and rail patronage. There are a number of rail and bus park and rides all of the region. Car parking spaces vary between 76% and 94% full.

Potential for learning or transfer

Locate the best position to relieve traffic loads on the approach to the city;
 The site location must be easy for cars to access and for buses to access city centre;
 Consider active travel routes to and from the Park & Ride site;
 It is essential that there is cooperation with bus operators
Project
Main institution
City of Edinburgh Council
Location
Eastern Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Date
June 2003
End Date
Ongoing

Contact

Catriona Macdonald Please login to contact the author.

Good Practices being followed by

Andrea Vignoli

Italian National Association of Cities and Municipalities - Lazio