Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface

Understanding the mobility-transformative qualities of urban park and ride polices in the UK and the Netherlands

Dijk, Marc; Parkhurst, Graham

Authors

Marc Dijk



Abstract

Park and Ride (P+R) has emerged as a key element of the sustainable mobility packages of many urban areas in Europe. The present article explores the impact of the introduction of P+R on urban car mobility,especially its potential transformative impact, in two of the densest European states: the UK and the Netherlands. An analysis of six case-studies (i.e., cities)showed a degree of disconnect between stated policy aims and implementation in practice, and in some of the cases this difference was substantial. No obvious national contextual factor explaining implementation success was identified: in both contexts the (local) political will and practical tools to ensure transfer of parking capacity to P+R, were the key factors. The overall car restraining effect of P&R hoped for was mostly not achieved – mainly due to transfer from public transport-only trips and from cycling and because overall parking supply across city centres increased.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Print ISSN 1470-9511
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 3/4
Pages 246-270
APA6 Citation Dijk, M., & Parkhurst, G. (2014). Understanding the mobility-transformative qualities of urban park and ride polices in the UK and the Netherlands. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 14(3/4), 246-270. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJATM.2014.065292
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJATM.2014.065292
Keywords park and ride, P+R, transition, sustainable mobility, urban mobility, parking, urban transport policy, transport interchange, congestion
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJATM.2014.065292

Files








You might also like



Downloadable Citations