Today is the third birthday of Truro’s Park and Ride. In the last three years it has carried more than 1.3 million passengers and has (so Cornwall Council say) taken roughly 1000 cars daily off the roads. It is also claimed that the 1700 daily passengers are 99% satisfied with the service.
Putting the statistics aside, I personally think this service is great. If you need to go to hospital the bus drops you right outside the hospital, and all for £1.20. In fact, if you don’t like paying for the car parking charges you can use this service and park all day, for £1.20. A bargain in anyone’s book.
As someone who travels into Truro on almost daily bases the traffic would be far worse without the park and ride. Plans are afoot for another park and ride on the eastern side of Truro, but this is slightly controversial because the scheme comes with a lot of houses and another supermarket.
So well done to Cornwall County Council and now, Cornwall Council, for providing this service.