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Evaluating alternative concepts of bus-based park and ride

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  • Meek, Stuart
  • Ison, Stephen
  • Enoch, Marcus

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Whilst it has been used since the 1960s, the UK government have promoted bus-based Park and Ride (P&R) particularly heavily over the last 20 years as a tool to deal with traffic congestion and air pollution. There has long since been a view however that P&R in its current guise may actually be exacerbating the problems of traffic congestion, fuel use and emissions instead of mitigating them. This paper aims to reconsider this proposition whilst also testing a range of alternative forms of car-bus interchange in the context of traffic reduction, drawing on evidence from a large survey of P&R users in Cambridge, UK. Overall the results suggest that while current P&R significantly increases the vehicle miles travelled by its users, some of the alternative models presented potentially offer considerable improvements.

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  • Meek, Stuart & Ison, Stephen & Enoch, Marcus, 2011. "Evaluating alternative concepts of bus-based park and ride," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 456-467, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:18:y:2011:i:2:p:456-467
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    1. Parkhurst, Graham, 1995. "Park and ride: Could it lead to an increase in car traffic?," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 2(1), pages 15-23, January.
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    1. Mingardo, Giuliano & van Wee, Bert & Rye, Tom, 2015. "Urban parking policy in Europe: A conceptualization of past and possible future trends," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 268-281.
    2. Yusuke Kono & Kenetsu Uchida & Katia Andrade, 2014. "Economical welfare maximisation analysis: assessing the use of existing Park-and-Ride services," Transportation, Springer, vol. 41(4), pages 839-854, July.
    3. Zhong, Haotian & Li, Wei, 2016. "Rail transit investment and property values: An old tale retold," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 33-48.

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