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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2009, 03:24:06 PM »

Just checked FGW website - parking is GBP 6.90 a day at the machine or GBP 6.30 a day paying by Ringo (which is definitely somewhat more than it used to be!). Total number of spaces is 1140, second only to Reading!
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 11:10:35 AM »

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Work is due to start on a new park-and-ride for South Gloucestershire. The site at Hunts Ground Road, near Bristol Parkway railway station, will provide extra parking for rail commuters and bus links into the city. It has capacity for 200 car parking spaces, including provision for disabled parking and motorbikes.

A consultation with nearby residents has started regarding permanent parking restrictions on Hunts Ground Road and Church Road.

The park-and-ride site will include lighting and a CCTV system and the gates will be locked at night to enhance security.

'Double yellow lines'

Parking at the site will cost 5 per day in the week and 3 at weekends and the payment machines will only accept card payments.

Work starts on 19 July and the park-and-ride is expected to be open by March 2011.

It is hoped the site will reduce the number of cars parked on residential streets around Parkway railway station.

South Gloucestershire Council said it now planned to put more double yellow line restrictions in the area for "road safety purposes".

It hoped the park-and-ride would go some way to towards replacing on-street spaces.

The scheme was put out to public consultation as some objectors raised concerns about the removal of trees and wildlife habitat.
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2011, 06:22:58 PM »

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New park-and-ride to open near Bristol Parkway

The first park-and-ride in South Gloucestershire is due to open on Tuesday.

The site at Hunts Ground Road, with space for 200 cars, will allow users to walk to Bristol Parkway rail station and catch buses to various places.

It is also on the route of the proposed bus "rapid transit" route linking the north of Bristol to the south of the city.

The council hopes to gain government funding for the scheme this year.
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2011, 08:42:37 PM »

Free parking outside of the station is about to get much more difficult. South Glos Council is trying to introduce more parking restrictions to force cars to use it's new 'white elephant'. Sorry that should have said Park & Ride.

https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/ParkwayStationAreaParkingReview/consultationHome

Now, if the parking restrictions were lifted in those roads that can easily take parking (e.g. Hunts Ground Road) then people wouldn't have to park outside people's houses, and then you wouldn't need the parking permits, and the traffic wardens to enforce.
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2011, 10:53:50 PM »

From the BBC news website...

Park-and-ride used by 139 drivers in three months

A 1.3m park-and-ride car park open for three months and used by 139 motorists has made a council look stupid, a councillor has said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-14717672

As a resident of South Glos I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2011, 10:56:49 PM »

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The Stoke Gifford car park near Bristol has no bus service but is planned to be part of a rapid transit scheme.
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In which case, it's not a park and ride. It's called a car park.
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 12:28:57 PM »

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The Stoke Gifford car park near Bristol has no bus service but is planned to be part of a rapid transit scheme.
(my emphasis)

In which case, it's not a park and ride. It's called a car park.

Ahh, but when it opened:
The site at Hunts Ground Road, with space for 200 cars, will allow users to walk to Bristol Parkway rail station and catch buses to various places.

So, it's a park-and-walk-and-ride!
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2011, 07:04:24 PM »

what's the parking like at filton abbey wood? / also its cheaper to pad from yate... change at bpw (with that one it depends where you drive in from)
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2012, 11:05:51 PM »

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Few drivers using 1.3m Stoke Gifford car park


The car park at Stoke Gifford opened in June 2011

An average of just 10 motorists a day are using a 1.3m car park built near Bristol, a council has admitted.

The facility, intended as a park-and-ride, opened in June 2011 but will not get a bus service until 2015.

South Gloucestershire Council said it was used by only 139 motorists in its first three months and raised 13,899.74 in revenue last year.

The council said it wanted to make local firms more aware of the Stoke Gifford car park, which has 200 spaces.

The new rapid transit bus route, scheduled to come into operation in 2015, is planned to pass the park-and-ride facility.

The nearest public transport is Bristol Parkway railway station, which is about five minutes walk away.

The council said that from September staff at the station would direct all overflow traffic to the car park while work was done to expand its own parking facilities.

"It's anticipated up to 400 cars will need to be redirected during the works," he said. "We are hoping this will not only fill the car park but make more users of Parkway station aware of this parking option."

Liberal Democrat councillor Pat Hockey said the car park had made the council "look stupid".

Labour transport spokesman Roger Hutchinson admitted that "on the face of it at this time" the car park had been underused.

"The bus rapid transit is about three years off and that will make a difference," he added. "We've used the land which became available and we've looked forward to what we expect the need to be in the future."
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2012, 06:51:32 PM »

Now less parking at ...err.. Bristol Parkway.

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Reduced Car Parking Facilities at Bristol Parkway station

Due to ongoing construction work at Bristol Parkway station, car parking facilities will be greatly reduced from Friday 14 September until further notice.
 
First Great Western would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.
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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2012, 08:16:48 PM »

Now less parking at ...err.. Bristol Parkway.

No pain, no gain. There is news of the new bigger car park to be built at Parkway here, the construction of which will give some short-term customers for South Glos' new car park.

In re the BRT scheme that will make sense of the car park at Stoke Giff, I have me doubts, tbh. The route from the northern fringe, as S Glos is patronisingly referred to by Travel+, may well go ahead. Trouble lies ahead for the other two bits of the scheme, with two candidates for Bristol Mayor against it, and all the others bar the Lib Dem having second thoughts about the finer details. Even without this, the BRT scheme has already slipped  behind schedule by 7 months, so when/if it does open from Stoke Giff, it may be in direct competition with the Metro system.

The extension to the Parkway car park will add 710 new spaces. The Stoke Giff car park holds 200 cars. During the construction, the council anticipate having to redirect 400 cars daily. Now I'm no Robert Maxwell, but I can't get all this to add up.
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2013, 09:41:14 AM »

Why the lack of progress on the car park extension at Bristol Parkway? This was well publicised last year (Autumn?) as a 'fast track' project due for completion by March 2013 but apart from a secure storage area being set up opposite the exit from the multi-storey it doesn't seem as though anything has happened yet. Have I missed something?
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2013, 03:28:10 PM »

Welcome to the Coffee Shop forum, westernviceroy!  Smiley

I've moved your post here and merged it with an existing discussion on the apparently very slow progress on this extension: I don't think you have missed anything, I just think there has indeed been ... err, no progress?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2013, 09:45:06 AM »

work on the new car park was suspended due to the whole refranchising hoo-ha. with the franchise up in the air this project was put on hold until further notice.
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« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2013, 05:11:57 PM »

work on the new car park was suspended due to the whole refranchising hoo-ha. with the franchise up in the air this project was put on hold until further notice.

Interesting, shame it couldn't progress anyway; i wasnt aware there was a lot of toc funding?
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