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Park and Ride Schemes

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to encourage the operation of park and ride schemes. (220047)

Park and ride schemes play an important part in helping to tackle congestion in many local areas. They are one of a range of policy tools suggested by the full guidance on the second Local Transport Plans (2006-11), published in December 2004.

Most schemes are funded through the integrated transport block, which the Department allocates to support local transport plans (LTPs). This totals £576 million for 2008-09.

During the first LTP period (2001-06), local transport authorities in England (outside of London) spent a total of £72.5 million of LTP funding on improving 92 existing park and ride facilities and delivering 76 new park and ride schemes.