Edmonton is growing quickly. The Park & Ride guidelines provide a framework and action plan to guide the long-term vision for the provision of Park & Ride. It helps identify where and how the City should provide new Park & Ride locations in order to best serve Edmontonians and build a great city.
Areas of Exploration
Park & Ride gives people more choices for getting around the city. It also helps the City move towards its goal of increasing transit ridership. Increasing transit ridership supports other goals of reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, reducing traffic congestion and promoting transit-oriented development.
The City’s current Park & Ride facilities are primarily aimed at Edmontonians who use transit for commuting to downtown or major activity centres such as universities and for special events.
Areas of exploration with the guidelines include:
Defining the role of Park & Ride in the context of the broader transportation system
Understanding how Park & Ride relates to other modes of access to transit centres
Understanding how to serve a broader range of users throughout the day
Leveraging third parties in the provision of Park & Ride to realize mutual benefits
Understanding when and where Park & Ride needs to be established
Understanding the relationship between Park & Ride and Transit Oriented Development
Understanding how Park & Ride sites can be better designed to meet city-building objectives
Managing the demand for Park & Ride
Understanding the role of the region
Park & Ride Fast Facts
Shifting Edmonton’s transportation modes is one of our highest priorities. We are building an interconnected, multi-modal transportation system where citizens can walk, bike and ride transit efficiently and conveniently to their desired locations. Park & Ride is one tool that will help us get there.