The plan is to build on this success by developing further the connections and accessibility of Park & Rides to meet the aims of Connecting Oxford of less traffic congestion, greater connectivity and improved air quality for all.
Why do we need to improve Park & Rides around Oxford?
There are currently substantial delays on all approaches to the Oxford ring road, with particular hotspots located to the west (A420, A40), north-west (A44) and south (A34, A4074) during the morning period.
To reduce congestion on the approaches to the city, it has become necessary to ‘intercept’ car trips further away from the city.
Morning arrivals at the Peartree, Water Eaton, Redbridge and Seacourt P&R sites contribute, in particular, to traffic using the three A34 interchanges to the west of the city. Removing this demand by encouraging car users to park still further from the city would have an immediate positive impact on the operation of the A34 and the other roads that it intersects as vehicles using the sites would no longer need to cross it.