Understanding the mobility-transformative qualities of urban park and ride polices in the UK and the Netherlands

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Gerpisa colloquium, Paris (2013)


Park and Ride (P+R) has emerged as a key element of the sustainable mobility packages of many urban areas in Europe. The present article explores the introduction of P+R as an innovative niche solution alongside a regime dominated by the private car, concentrating on the potential transformative impact of P+R on urban mobility in two of the densest European states, the UK and the Netherlands. Rather than focussing on technical and operational characteristics of P+R facilities, we address the social and political context in which this practice emerges and develops.

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