§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to introduce or extend park and ride and pay and display schemes. [HL2374]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
The local transport plan (LIP) guidance issued to local authorities by my department included park and ride as one of a range of measures authorities could consider. Our revised planning policy guidance note PPG13 on transport, published in March 2001, gave further guidance on planning aspects of park and ride proposals, and Traffic Advisory Leaflet 2/01 was also issued on the subject in April 2001.
It is for local authorities to decide what is appropriate for their area and many have included new or extended park and ride schemes in their LTPs. The detailed arrangements for paying for parking in such schemes or elsewhere, whether using pay and display or other means, are also for authorities to decide in the light of specific local circumstances.