Abstract: Park and Ride (P and R) schemes have many potential benefits, yet there is evidence that they can lead to an overall increase in private car use as a result of traffic redistribution, additional trip generation, and abstraction of users from the public transport system. This paper reports on research into the recently established Adelaide Entertainment Centre P and R facility situated on the fringe of Adelaide's CBD. The research was conducted a few months after the opening of the P and R facility to capture the travel behaviour changes facilitated by the scheme. The results show little evidence of additional trip generation and a moderate level of car interception: 29.8% of users had previously driven into the CBD but now use a car-mass transit combination. What is disturbing though is the number of people who have shifted away from using public transport for their entire journey to using a car-mass transit combination: 82.3% of respondents who previously used mass transit for their entire journey now travel part of the way by car. The results of a single study need to be treated with caution; however, they do highlight the importance of carefully considering the location of P and R stations and the implications of the changes they enable. This research also highlights the need for more independent research into Australian P and R schemes in order to more clearly understand the specific dynamics of these facilities, and whether this compares with international findings.
To cite this article: Wiseman, Nat; Bonham, Jennifer; Mackintosh, Mark; Straschko, Olexij and Xu, Huayi. Park and ride: An Adelaide case study [online]. Road & Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, Vol. 21, No. 1, Mar 2012: 39-52.
[cited 22 Jul 17].
Wiseman, Nat; Bonham, Jennifer; Mackintosh, Mark; Straschko, Olexij; Xu, Huayi;
Source: Road & Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, Vol. 21, No. 1, Mar 2012: 39-52
Document Type: Journal Article
Automobile parking--Government policy; Park facilities--Planning; Transportation;
(1) Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, and Geography, Environmental and Population, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +61 8 8303 4655
Database: Engineering Collection