All change at Oxford’s park and rides

Change
of Management Arrangements for City Park and Rides
“Oxford
Park and Ride”

parking
Budget
pressures faced by Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have led
to changes in the way the city’s Park and Ride services are to be
delivered.

Three years ago Oxfordshire County Council took over the
running of Oxford City Council’s three Park and Ride sites – Peartree, Redbridge
and Seacourt – subsidising the City Council’s costs and loss of
income

Budget pressures mean that this subsidy, approximately £1million
pounds, can no longer be afforded by the County Council. As a consequence these
three Park and Ride sites in the City will return to the management of the City
Council.
Councillor Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council, says: “It has
always been the City Council’s aspiration to provide a free Park and Ride
service for people coming into the city.

“More people have been using the
Park and Ride sites and fewer people have been driving into the city centre in
the last three years. This has helped reduce congestion and made the city centre
a more pleasant environment.” https://oxfordprospect.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=post

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