Bristol

Work starts on park-and-ride at Bristol Parkway station

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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