Tony Mernagh - Executive Director of the Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP) gave a presentation on possible park & ride sites to Brighton & Hove councillors at a meeting organised by Sussex Enterprise (SE) on Monday
The purpose of the meeting was to deliver a petition organised by SE to the local authority and to offer councillors the opportunity to visit the site on a bus tour. The presentation demonstrated the environmental benefits a park and ride would have for the city including reduction in vehicle movement, congestion and pollution. It also looked at potential sites to see how they stack up against the criteria for a park and ride.
Research by Sussex Enterprise has suggested that a park & Ride on the outskirts of the city could reduce carbon dioxide emission by up to 330 tonnes per annum. The sticking point for Braypool remains that the local authority pledged not to develop north of the A27 at a full Council meeting in July 2001. Braypool is 250 metres north of the bypass.
Some Councillors thought that it was premature to be talking about specific sites and that we should be discussing whether of not the city needed a park and ride. But the Council’s Local Transport Plan already contains a commitment to Park & Ride and even commits to expand provision for the city.
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