Tuesday 8 November 2011

Park and Ride proposals for the West End

Tonight's West End Community Council meeting featured a presentation from representatives from the City Council and TACTRAN (the regional transport partnership) on their proposals for park and ride facilities in the west of the city.

The briefing note you can download at http://tinyurl.com/dundeep-ride describes the process undertaken to identify possible Park and Ride sites.  As you see from the report's conclusions, two sites have been highlighted through an option appraisal process, the sites are to the west of the Landmark/Swallow Roundabout and at Wright Avenue, just off Riverside Avenue. 

Tonight's speakers indicated that the Wright Avenue option is significantly more affordable in both capital and revenue terms.  They explained that it is likely that if Dundee West Park and Ride was to progress, Site 6b (Wright Avenue) would be the preferred location.  

Implementation of Park and Ride in the West End will bring significant benefits, not just to the drivers concerned, but to relieving parking problems in parts of the West End and the City Centre.