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Most seamless park and ride system youve used worldwide

  • 20-04-2019 9:02am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,084 ✭✭✭ veryangryman


    Based on...

    1. Value for money including both parking and transport cost.
    2. Seamless transfer between closing car door and the bus tram etc starting to move.

    Rare enough that one can get to destination quicker by driving direct (whatever about cost). Any other cities that do it well which makes park and ride a no brainer


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    Based on...

    1. Value for money including both parking and transport cost.
    2. Seamless transfer between closing car door and the bus tram etc starting to move.

    Rare enough that one can get to destination quicker by driving direct (whatever about cost). Any other cities that do it well which makes park and ride a no brainer

    Oxford is quite good compared to drive and park.

    Not because the P&R is so good, but Oxford must be the most unfriendly place to drive and park in Europe - extortionate parking charges, lots of blocked routes, many roads are bus only, and as the colleges own large tracts of land, there is no simple route.

    Oxford is best by bike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    Bus ( https://titsa.com/index.php/ ) & tram ( https://metrotenerife.com/home/ )

    Parking at the main bus stations
    Month bus/tram pass for a resident €38 - serious value :)
    Never seem to have to wait more than 10 min for a route
    Amazing what can be done when there is a will to provide a decent service


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,359 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    Used the P&R in Amsterdam last week and was quite impressed.
    • Massive underground carpark 5 mins from the motorway.
    • €1 for parking (provided you arrive after 10am)
    • €8 for 5 of us to go into the city centre on the tram (20 mins or so).
    • They also had bike rental at the location (Dublin Bikes type arrangement).

    They have multiple P&R locations around the perimeter of the city and it all integrates with their equivalent of the Leap card too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,884 ✭✭✭✭ murphaph


    I suppose Berlin and Brandenburg (VBB tariff area) is good. Parking at stations is free or at least I've never paid anywhere. My annual pass is €800. It's valid on all bus, tram, underground, commuter and regional rail and ferries within the ABC zone which is roughly equivalent to an area the size of a circle with a diameter of 150km. We even have Germany's only rowing boat ferry and it's valid on that too ;-)


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