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News - 3 December 2005

Park & Ride decision imminent

The decision about whether to provide an additional Park & Ride facility to the north of Brighton & Hove will be taken by councillors at the Policy & Resources committee on Wednesday, 7 December. The likely choice is Patcham Court Farm but will the 450 spaces provided there be enough to service a major tourist city with 1500 shops and countless venues and attractions?

Park & Ride is a key part of Brighton & Hove’s sustainable transport programme to reduce congestion and pollution. It will be developed alongside a rapid transport system and other transport measures to benefit all residents in Brighton & Hove and provide realistic travel choices for businesses and visitors.

Extensive investigations on two sites – Braypool and Patcham Court Farm – have resulted in a recommendation for councillors to agree a Park & Ride facility at Patcham Court Farm. The alternative site would have provided 1000 spaces and would have been more easily accessed from the A23. However, it is on the edge of the proposed National Park and may never be deliverable.

The proposed Park & Ride would offer 450 spaces and be combined with buses every ten minutes during peak times and linkage with the number 5 bus service during other times. It also has the scope to serve additional local users arriving by foot. Allotments and farm cottages would also be retained on the site.

Ken Bodfish, chair of the Policy & Resources committee, said, “We have listened to those who would be affected and the two sites have been assessed in immense detail. The result is a Park & Ride scheme that is truly deliverable, because we have taken time to balance all the complex demands and looked at how the scheme fits in with the rest of our transport plans.

“The proposal would enable economic growth to take place and provide environmental benefits. It would have limited local impact on residents who would benefit from the facility themselves.”

Environment spokesperson for Policy & Resources, councillor Gill Mitchell, said, “Park & Ride is a key component of our overall transport strategy that aims to give the public real travel choices by making public transport, walking and cycling convenient, safe and affordable options for travelling around the city.

“It’s easy to think that jumping in the car will get you where you want to go in the quickest way, but if you encounter a jam, and have trouble finding a parking space, the reality is that the car is not always the most convenient mode of transport. And the volume of traffic we sometimes experience has had a detrimental effect on air quality in communities living next to arterial roads.”

For further information on Park & Ride see stories in the Knowledgebase under Transport or visit http://www.brightonbusiness.co.uk/documents/park_and_ride.pdf


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