Portsmouth park and ride: local opinion towards its possible implementation

Ruffle, C. (2008) Portsmouth park and ride: local opinion towards its possible implementation. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    There has been a significant increase in car ownership and car dependence over the last 20 years in the UK, leading to increased a steep rise in traffic volume and congestion levels. this has contributed to several environmental and economic problems, including economic hindrance, global warming and an increased prevalence of asthma that together cost the country an estimated £20 billion each year. Portsmouth is particularly badly affected because of its peninsular geography and high population density. After a number of unsuccessful attempts to mitigate transport and congestion problems, Portsmouth Council are now pursuing a large Park and Ride scheme based in the north of the island at Tipner. There was found to be a severe lack of public engagement with the scheme. Although support amonst stakeholders is generally high, most visitors to Portsmouth would be unlikely to use such a park and ride facility. Confusion has also arisen over both route and means of funding the scheme. Residents have objected strongly to supporting the scheme financially through council tax revenue and Portsmouth City Council have indicated that unless the scheme is likely to operate at a profit it will not be implemented. This significant funding gap and uncertainty amongst stakeholders over the details of the scheme mean it is unlikely to be implemented in its current form. Much additional research is therefore required before further commitments by the council are made.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/961

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