Building more car parks is fundamentally the wrong approach to rapidly de-carbonise transport and reduce congestion on the local road network.
Tag - park-and-ride
Using terminology precisely and consistently is important in public debate. ‘Travel hub’ is not a euphemism for ‘Park & Ride’
What would make the bigger difference: another 2,500 people using Park & Ride or 55,000 more people using buses in the region?
On every single metric, the ‘preferred’ option scores worse than all scenarios considered, including not building the P&R!
Why Smarter Cambridge Transport does not support any of the proposed options for expansion of Trumpington P&R or building a second site at Hauxton.
For the money being proposed, we could give each P&R user thirteen years of unlimited bus travel throughout Cambridgeshire.
‘Travel hubs’, a few miles out, require far less capital expense, and give better access to the old, the young, those without cars and those who simply don’t wish to drive.
The social and environmental benefits of radically improving rural bus services far outweigh those of Park & Rides.