Park and Ride not really a no-brainer

Building more Park & Ride is often cited as a “no-brainer” way to get more people using public transport – especially by politicians. This election we’ve got a number of political hopefuls promising to build a lot more of them as a way to get many more people using PT, a stance also echoed by the likes of the AA.…
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Parking Shuttle flop

Back in March, Auckland Transport announced a special shuttle to link a Park n Ride at Lloyd Elsmore Park to the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal. At the time it was announced I thought it was a silly idea but said that at least AT were trying things.…
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Park and Ride Shuttle

Auckland Transport started a unique park & ride and shuttle today in East Auckland. It’s something we first learned about in the board report last month. Auckland Transport will use the parking in Lloyd Elsmore Park for commuter parking with a shuttle to the Half Moon Bay ferry terminal for users to connect to ferries.…
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Swanson Developments

I rode out to Swanson on the weekend to have a look at the two developments that have been happening out there. The first was to see what $2.5 million of Auckland Transport and NZTA money buys us. The answer, a new park n ride facility with 136 carparks.…
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Auckland’s new Parking Stategy

Last week Auckland Transport finalised their region wide parking strategy which they first consulted on a year ago. All up AT received more than 5,500 submissions. The strategy is potentially one of the most important that AT have as parking has huge impacts across a wide range of areas so managing it right is critically important.…
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On This Day… Park-and-ride, boon or boondoggle?

Today’s “On this Day” post comes from 2012 and was written by Stu Donovan. Matt L has just dissected AT’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of the Albany Park and Ride. Park and ride is a vexed transport planning issue: It’s very popular with middle-class commuters and as a result tends to receive a lot of public/political support.  …
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How to charge for P&R

The parking discussion document released yesterday one of the suggested outcomes related to the pricing of park and ride. The document notes: Park and ride sites in Auckland are free to users which do not reflect the true costs and benefits of using park and ride, and can provide a disincentive to walk, cycle or users of the feeder bus services.…
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The Downside of Park and Ride

Flicking back through older Atlantic Cities posts led to one from last year about Park and Ride catching my eye. It’s a fairly well reasoned cautionary tale which highlights the pitfalls and potential perverse outcomes from something that would appear to be a good thing that encourages public transport use.…
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Glen Eden Park and Ride

I was reading the Western Leader that came on Friday and a letter to the editor caught my eye: I regret that Gayle Marshall is right (Western Leader, June 22, 2012) Auckland Transport is proposing to delay for two years the introduction of further Park and Ride in Glen Eden.…
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