Where to park? A behavioral comparison of bus Park & Ride and city center car park usage in Bath, UK

Clayton, W., Parkhurst, G., Ben-Elia, E. and Ricci, M. (2015) Where to park? A behavioral comparison of bus Park & Ride and city center car park usage in Bath, UK. In: 17th EPA Congress, Berlin, Germany, 23-25 September 2015. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29415

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Integrating car parking facilities with public transport in Park and Ride (P&R) facilities has the potential to shorten car trips, contributing to more sustainable mobility. There is an on-going debate about the actual effects of P&R on the transport system at the subregional level. A key issue in these systemic effects, is the relative attractiveness of city centre car parks (CCCP), P&R and public transport. The paper presents the findings of a comparative empirical case-study based on a field survey of CCCP and P&R users conducted in the city of Bath, UK. Spatial and statistical analyses are applied. Radial distance to parking, availability of P&R sites in the direction of travel, gender, age, income and party-size are found to be important factors in a binary logistic regression model, explaining the revealed-preference of parking type. Stated analysis of foregone parking alternatives suggests more use of public transport and walking/cycling would likely occur without first-best parking alternatives. The policy implications and possible planning alternatives to P&R at the urban fringes for achieving greater sustainability goals are also discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:park and ride, Bath, buses
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:29415
Deposited By: Dr W. Clayton
Deposited On:25 Jul 2016 09:34
Last Modified:12 Apr 2017 19:28

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